Rachel Griffiths at the Archibalds

Natasha Bieniek’s portrait of Rachel Griffiths is striking in two ways. The first is that it is very small in a collection that is dominated by large works.

The second is that it is surprisingly intimate. Griffiths is portrayed in what is clearly her home, looking tired and drawn, surprisingly vulnerable. This is not the public persona, this is the private person, defences down. It is a very moving work.

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