David Griggs has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2017 Archibald Prize. His entry is a self portrait which makes reference to the biblical story of Cain, the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel. "This painting is a dual self-portrait – not good or evil" he says, "more like sanity and that flipside word that needs to be talked about more: madness."
Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the winner will be announced on 28 July. The exhibition runs from 29 July – 22 October.