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Art Competition Gallery 2017
Welcome to the Life in Death gallery! These artworks were entered in Palliative Care Australia’s art competition earlier in 2017. Hover over an artwork to learn more about it.
Thank you to all the entrants and those who attended the exhibition!
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.
"Palliative Care: Connecting with the Community."
By Pete Kreiner
My artwork is a negative-space image demonstrating the bonded connection between a dedicated palliative carer and the terminally ill, here depicted as an infant child.
The logo on the arm could be modified to carry the Palliative Care Australia logo.
Dinner at eight.
By Carole Lees
For centuries food has always brought family, friends and communities together. The act of sharing a meal and eating together brings us closer across all borders. Recipes shared and exchanged from other cultures has made the diverse range of food that we all enjoy so much today a pleasurable experience.
Celebrations of all kinds include a celebratory meal making us feel like we belong , that we are part of a group whether old friends or newer members of a community.
Many hands make a work of light
By Kylee Hoffman
Though death can be perceived as a time of darkness, through the connection of community, the experience can be one of beauty and light.
The hands represent the many facets that a community brings to support an individuals final journey. The butterfly symbolises the transition from this life.
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
This photo I took last September of my Pop (91 here) and my dying father (61 here) highlights the solitude in the connection with community we felt while we cared for our dad. We always felt this through our family, friends, palliative care nurses and everyone who loved him.