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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!
'Bonds' was created as a reflection on working in age care (low and high care). The strings, knots and ties the small macrame was made of, highlights the many connections that are important to the physical, emotional and psychological welfare of the individuals. The enlarged shadow is an exstension of those connections, but the shadow also indicates the larger network and encounters associated with caring that are often indirect or forgotten.
A strong community is based on a solid foundation, much like a sturdy house. My ceramic slab sculpture is representative of the multitude of different religions, races and attitudes that build together a strong platform of strength.
Forever the fisherman
By Rachel Rizk
In good times, my father was a fisherman. A thin, nylon line tethering him to an army of anglers. Long summers spent among “the optimists” – as he called them – all waiting patiently to hook the big one.
In bad times, my father was a fisherman. His quest to catch the big one quashed by disease. With beer in hand, his fishing trips grew more reflective, as energy and will drained from him.
In death, my father swims with the fish. A smattering of dust, forever connecting him to the community of fishers.
A story of acceptance and love
By Maria Cofinas
An intuitive painting about connection with many layers representing the beauty and natural progress of life and love, from birth, living in harmony, growth and transformation. The natural Australian earth tones, symbols and flow within the painting tell a story that is spiritual and personal and yet universal. The painting embodies my feelings, it speaks of places known and unknown, it speaks of comfort and peace with all living on this planet and their connection to the soul and spirit of Earth. As a planet our best hope of survival is to live in community and with love.
"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.
Don't Panic, Don't Attack
By Baaqiy Ghazali
Predation is the theme for my solo exhibition this year that comment of human predatory behaviors through big cats actions. This piece specifically talks about the state of panic caused by unfounded fear. This is portrayed through the goldfishes swimming to the top of the bowl, 'escaping’ the perceived danger, symbolized through the tigers that are actually patterns on the tabletop. I wanted to comment on attacks towards civilians all around the world based on prejudice and misinformation especially police brutality on African American community, attacks on innocent Muslims, and recent bombing and stabbing by terrorist in the U.K.