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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!
The title of the piece is you...as in 'you looking at the piece', it hangs in my hallway so everyone that views it is someone that holds a special place in my heart
Foating through the Memories
By Bronwyn Doherty
During the holiday season we embrace many moments spent with loved ones, of memories and the richness of our life's stories. We are enriched by it's diverseness. My painting depicts floating through the memories which are represented by the range of patterns in all shapes and sizes and with all their rich textures reminding us too of the flamboyance of patterns during the holiday season.
By Jo Soszynski
I adore the holiday season! The holidays provide time away from our daily grind. Time to do all those ridiculous, silly things that feed our soul but aren't really considered 'proper grown-up' things to do... like standing outdoors, in the middle of nowhere, and singing to the wind. Try it sometime!
A Mind Full of Magic
A Mind Full of Magic - full of wonder and memories, a time to create memories and embrace the magic of love. Each pom pom reflects a thought, a memory, an experience, glitter represents the people's lives we've touched along the way and the cheekiness of our inner child still within us, no matter how old we are, we all have one inside us.
When a pet dies, for children, this is often their first encounter with death. In an attempt to soften the blow, parents confused. I acknowledge my sadness, embraced it, and gave myself permission to feel and express this pain in a letter to my grandfather in heaven! Although not fully healed, this letter continues to be a vital part of the healing process.
BE HERE NOW
By Hildah Locke
This bracelet was bought with a DVD of the documentary on how Andrew Whitefield and his family braved his diagnosis and death from lymphoma titled Be Here Now. Be here now for me during the holidays means being present to experience the love, joy, hope, gratitude, laughter and beauty of being present with our loved ones. Unfortunately for some this holiday season entails being able to sit with our own or others’ pain, discomfort, confusion, sadness, anger, fear and despair. For me as a physician, often this means fighting the need to fix and leaning to just be present..