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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!
I Will Stay
By Blaire Walker
Life sleeps, alongside death.
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.
Life and Death Selfie
By Lisa Humphries
It was taken during the final few days of my precious Nana's life. We knew that she was palliative, she was so calm and accepting that this was her time. My toddler and I spent as much time with her as we could, her beloved great grand son was one of her favourite people. The selfie has become such a symbol of our times, and it is often given a bad name. This selfie is my most treasured. I see 3 generations, and life and death.
We have an anchor that keeps the soul..
By Bill Mendes da Costa
For a friend who had a near death experience.As I thought about this and the events that invade all of our lives they can be like a Tsunami, overwhelming in force and power. It had to be in Black and White but with some colour, hope and life.Then the words of 2 songs came to mind, 'We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows blow' and ''There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in''The forces around seem black and overwhelming but there is always hope and life,
Still life with Skulls
By Naomi Downie
Over the years l have learnt to intergrate mt grief over my cousin passing away with cancer suddenly 20years ago. That it comes inwaves around the time of her passing each year. Sometimes l feel her pressence & chat to her. She lived on a farm remote & named two lambs after my brother & l. They r gone she is gone. I have learnt to forgive myself instead of carrying regrets. I loved her as a sister just wish l had been a better one. The skulls remain behind. Her memories & life is apart of all of us now. She is free.
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.