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Art Competition Gallery 2016
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.
We received 82 entries, of which, 34 were chosen to exhibit at an art gallery in Canberra. Life in Death was a vibrant and creative exhibition that celebrated life as well as the role death plays in shaping 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 Mark Sladek
In life, we are contained within a circle, in death, we expand out beyond it. Also, the picture shows reaching out , beyond our selves, to care .
By Sara Lopes
As a registered nurse with a specialty in Oncology, I have been privileged to witness the birth of life, the sadness of dath, and what comes inbetween. These handmade dandelions, made from recycled materials, depict the cycle of life through to death. They also go through transition but often leave behind seeds that create new life in their death. Life for the most part is pleasant, Death, not so much. It is the transition between these two that I have experienced to be the hardest.
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
The Beauty in Destruction
By PJ Gilling
Following the destruction of Devils Gullet by raging bushfires caused by hundreds of lightning strikes, during the early months of 2016. The remnants of the landscape left behind and exposed beautiful colours, shapes and the promise of things to come in the effected forests around Tasmania.
The bedside dispensary
By Jacki Fewtrell-Gobert
This drawing depicts my mother's bedside table. I looked after her in her home until she passed away in 2015. Her medicines were always next to her bed as she had so much to take to keep her as well as possible. I've tried to create the manic scene of tablets, family photos and personal items she always kept so close. To me, "The bedside dispensary" is a sentimental reminder of my time spent with my mother, hoping that I made her final few years of life comfortable in her own environment.
Mosaic of Life
By Reg Toovey
The painting depicts the journey of life through a series of figures painted into the mosiac.