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Art Competition Gallery
Welcome to the Connection with Community gallery! Hover over an artwork to learn more about it.
Overall winner – Dying for a Cuppa by Karen Benjamin, QLD
People’s Choice winner – A light touch by Kerrie Marriott Anderson, VIC
Palliative Care Australia winner – Float by Shara Jenkins, NSW
Edge of The World
By Inez Lilla Balon
~ In your absence, your presence is vast. In your absence, I push the sky to the edges. ~
We are all beginners at death.
As a community, let us embrace this knowledge and walk together with death.
Learning to float is something that looks easy but takes a lot of effort to learn how to let go and trust the support of the water. In the same way, learning to trust community support can take a lot of time and effort, and be very frustrating at times, but when you get it right, and learn to trust and accept that strength and support, oh what a difference it can make.
Finding joy close to home
By Helen G
Although her body was slowing failing her, Helen found almost daily joy in taking slow strolls down our street, through the community, to the local park. She would often socialise with neighbours and photograph local flora and fauna en route. I was always amased by her incredible ability to relish and capture the nature beauty surrounding her, especially in the midst of personal chaos. Like so many, the eventually of death brought clarity and focus. Her presence and perspectives were gifts to us all.
A successful community is built on a solid foundation, much like a sturdy building. My ceramic slab built sculpture is representative of a broad cross-section of residents. Comprised of many attitudes, religious backgrounds and races all working together to become one combined strength.
Dimensions: ***cm x***cm
By Sue Daley
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.
Moths and their moon
By Sophie Kristine
Moths are nocturnal creatures. They go largely unnoticed, but are always there, and rarely alone. With no conclusive reason why they are so drawn towards brightness we assume they use the light of the moon as a constant bearing to navigate. In it’s absence they adjust their course towards man-made light or otherwise. When they unexpectedly arrive at the destination they never actually intended to reach they remain stuck in an endless spiral, but they persist. Determined. They are graceful, fragile, vulnerable creatures, yet remain connected to their community of travelling companions, feeling their way along their journey.