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Art Competition Gallery
Welcome to the Life in Death gallery! These artworks were entered in Palliative Care Australia’s art competition earlier in 2016. Hover over an artwork to learn more about it.
The winners are:
Overall winner – ‘Christening Shroud’ by Anzara Clark.
People’s Choice winner – ‘Ashkeeper’ by Ashley Fiona.
Palliative Care ACT winner – ‘Flight’ by Barbara van der Linden.
Thank you to all the entrants and those who attended the exhibition!
By Marie Kyle @wedreaminpictures
‘Love Frequency’ was created in response to my mother’s death; 6 months after being diagnosed with melanoma of the lungs and brain she passed away. Unsure how to process the intensity of my loss, I naturally turned to my easel. I had intended to paint her portrait but what emerged was an image that portrayed both the spirit of the woman I love and the sadness we shared knowing she was dying. My painting was an attempt to connect with her once more, forgetting we are eternally connected; in life and in death.
Angel of death
I found this headstone in a private Cemetary in the Barossa Valley marking a childs grave. I then edited the colours and style of my photograph. A bit like death, the finished product is vague and mysterious - and a bit confusing
Eucalyptus metamorphosis: Buds to Fruits
By P Quinn
* E. lehmannii
* E. macrandra
* E. megacornuta
* I searched for my "Gum Nuts".
* I thought the search would be long - but they were not far.
* Right there in front of me, as it turned out - where I did not see.
* These Gum Nut Treasurers are my Keepers of You.
Ceramic creation mentored by Monika Leone, Mawson Gallery, ACT
Botanical advice from Ingrid Adler, Australia native plant specialist.
White Raku Clay, various low fire glazes, Raku fired, 2016.
For my family and friends.
The feelings people experience after the death of a loved one can be described as a spectrum.
There is a wide range of emotions: sadness, grief, anxiety and emptiness because you have lost someone important to you and you are learning to navigate through life without them; but there is also happiness, reflection and celebration of a beautiful life, love and all the memories you have shared.
By Charlotte Schmidt
Drugs: substances placed in the body resulting in an alternate reality. Everyday people are forcing pills down their throat or injecting liquids into their bodies to get a "buzzed" or "high" feeling with an intention to enhance life. Consequently this search and addiction can lead to death. The lollies in this image are not only a representation of the drug itself, but are a metaphor to what happens to your body: the colours are released exemplifying the feeling, whilst the lolly is slowly dissolving much like the inside of your body.
Shared moments of connection remain living. Like tea which was once in amongst life bearing plantations. This tea sustains its fragrance. Its warmth and comfort create a vehicle for community in times of grieving and reflection.