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Art Competition Gallery
Welcome to the Connection with Community gallery! Hover over an artwork to learn more about it.
A light touch By Kerrie Marriott Anderson Painting Read More
Living with a terminal illness and grief can feel like living in a bubble. Removed from the world’s colour of activity. An invisible barrier that can offer protection but can also keep emotion, conversation, support and even love from being shared. Offering a hand. Connecting through touch. Just holding hands, be it clinging tightly by finger tips or gently held can provide support and care with a wrapping of light, colour and warmth. A connection to community. Arms are positioned to show either is able to support the other and folds of the dress represent the wrinkles of life.
Brian's Apple Tree By Avalyn Doyle Painting Read More
I painted this old tree, a year before it died. Then 2 years later, the owner, dear friend, Brian, was diagnosed with cancer. Brian's best friend and I, drove from NSW to SA to take care of him in the last weeks of his life. Unexpectedly, I have become a companion to many in those last weeks of life. My spiritual life has expanded expodentially because of these amazing opportunities to feel more, deep love in my heart. I am very blessed to share many special moments, where nothing really matters, except truth and love.
The Siblings By Sue Daley Photograph Read More
This is a celebration of my home town and how I have found myself in a community that creates and sustains an environment that enables people to explore the possibilities of their lives. This image is constructed from things I value in my community. A sense of place and interconnectedness, history and story telling. It also reflects that when we are born into strong communities that strength stays with us wherever we find ourselves in the world.
Care Beyond Cure By Pam Thorne Object Read More
This paper mache artwork represents connection with community, because it was chosen by, contributed to, is reflective of and continues in, uniting a community as they work to re-establish an innovative program for those with a diagnosed progressive life limiting illness AND their family carer. An interpretation of the Zibu symbol for Universal Love by D Z Almstedt, it aims to unite mankind through love and compassion. The three dashes represent body, mind and spirit – our psychosocial model of care. This logo was chosen by attendees at the pilot without knowing its true meaning. They assisted in its making.
Croatian Lady By Sarah L Walker Photograph Read More
My mother's retirement village has a family lunch every month - and this lovely Croatian lady, Maria, always sits alone, facing the wall. I asked the staff if she'd join us but they said the window light is too bright and she prefers this table. She says a prayer, eats her meal and leaves. But I love that Maria joins the family lunch every month, although she could eat in her room - she chooses company and she's included, even when she faces the wall. We are different, with different needs but we all desire and deserve connection with others.
Last walk By Sophie.B Photograph Read More
Tasha our dog was dying and we took her to a last walk on the beach. It connected us with many walking people asking about Tasha, why was she in a bag? and we talked about death and dying with many, it was very special...