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Art Competition Gallery 2018
Welcome to the What matters most during the holiday season gallery! These artworks were entered in Palliative Care Australia’s art competition in 2018. Thank you to all the 2018 entrants and those who attended the exhibition!
Aerial Enigma is the result of the passion to travel across the beautiful and majestic shores of the world. A perfect vacation deserves a bit of traveling and there my artwork reflects the said theme.
Learning to Breathe Underwater
By Marguerite Bonwick
This small abstract artwork reflects my personal experience to Christmas/Holiday season since my own 16 year old daughter passing away in 2016. Sometimes I feel as if I am underwater , floating surrounded by 'Stuff and Emotions" ; a sense of sadness with drive, obligation and responsibility to remain festive and happy for my other young children . But to also to remember her without too much sadness. Its about me learning to go with the flow, relaxing, trusting .. learning to breathe underwater!
Roadside Memorial #1
By Ronnie Grammatica
For many of us, the holiday season is a time for travel, particularly long distances to reach family and friends. Unfortunately, road accidents and fatalities over this period are often worse than the rest of the year.
I wanted to create a work inspired by the tradition of the memento mori. Memento mori is an artwork designed to remind the viewer of the fragility of human life.
Roadside memorials are created and lovingly maintained by grieving family and friends. They are a sobering reminder of the failure of society to prevent another senseless death. A potent public safety message.
Unicorns Are Real
By Peta Harvey
What matters most during the holiday season is the opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed, to appreciate the happy memories, and to find joy in shared plans for a positive future. In this graphite portrait of my teenage daughter, I have aimed to capture the warmth of her beautiful smile as well as the honesty and empathy she shares willingly with friends and family of all ages. Her bright and innocent hope for what lies ahead leads us all to believe that ‘unicorns are real’.
What matters most to me during the holiday season is doing what makes you happy with those who make you smile. The simplest things in life can make you happiest. A simple smile can share happiness. Simply living.
By Yvonne Andrews
The holiday season offers the opportunity for friends and family to come together. Many memorable moments are shared at these gatherings. The young will remember the stories they heard from the elderly and how they felt hearing them. The elderly will cherish the opportunity to share a story patiently listened to, hearing the excitement and energy of the young as they then also share. Towards the end of my life, whenever that may be, the importance of times shared with family and friends will always be that which I will fear to lose.