Sylvia Griffin - New South Wales
Sylvia’s work explores the complex relationship between contemporary art and trauma, examining the universal notions of memory and collective grief from a personal perspective. The relevance of time, memory, identity and ritual are important aspects of her work. Sylvia Griffin’s studio work is materially diverse, often incorporating indexical notions of absence and the leaving of traces. This materiality often involves those traditionally employed in memorial culture – such as metal and stone – and other forms including textiles and more fugitive examples such as hair, fire, wax and light.