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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!
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.
By Tracy Robinson
At the time of death life may seem unfinished. Palliative Care aims to respect life at all stages, accept death as a part of life and acknowledge the uniqueness of each element.
An extended family member passed away this month from cancer. Even though she had been ill for an incredibly long time, every time I saw her she had this spark of life that just seemed to flow through her. No matter how tired she was, she retained that spark.
She showed me that even though death will eventually take us all, we can face it with grace and keep hold of the life that flows through us till our last breath.
My piece is titled 'flow'.
By Carmel McCrow
Whilst walking through a Gorge in the Kimberley, the image that presented itself, felt so much like a metaphor for life. The mryiad of problems that continuosly envelop humanity, yet there is this strong pull, keeping us going forwards, towards whatever is ahead.
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 Sophie Kirstine
She got sick before Christmas, right around the time the Christmas beetles would have been starting their metamorphosis deep below the ground. The beetles started to emerge, her birthday passed, Christmas passed, then so did she. After that, the beetles just disappeared. Every year, the luminous beady-eyed creatures will emerge from the earth around the same time, and disappear as quietly as they came, a reminder that the cycle of life will continue as usual, even if you feel as though you can't bear it, without their laugh, their smile.