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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!
Holiday season is a time for fun, exploration and being outside. My artwork reflects on what we did as children during those times, and makes the statement that we still do this today. It is very important to connect as a family during the holidays because work, school and everyday life is so hectic and we often just pass each other having no time to actually be together and enjoy life.
By Marianne Hooper of Chaos Original Art
My artwork reflects the theme by showing my need to be creative during the holiday season. To switch off and just "be". To express that creativity and feel connected to what's within me. Showing the things that cannot truly be spoken: Joy, Love, Peacefulness. Ideas not yet expressed, conversations not yet had and declarations of love not yet made. All free to be released in a safe and loving atmosphere.
The Last Time We Were All Together
By Jennifer Nichols
'Family'...that's really it in a nutshell. This photograph is the last time we were all together. Two months later one of my children was gone...the sky had another star. However, life goes on and the holiday season is still a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate love and life.
A Tapestry of Life The holiday season is about gratitude and love for the people in your life and the memories you create together. People weave themselves into the tapestry of my life. Near or far, threads connect us all through love, in celebration of life, and remembrance of those we have lost. When my time comes, the beautiful memories of my loved ones will wrap me up, warm and snug, in a tapestry of my life.
All the fun of the fair
By kathy sullivan
In this painting I was four and my father was 62. He is taking me for a ride on the big wheel, fully dressed in a three piece suit. My mother would have been holding his trilby hat.
In the holiday season, our family takes time to remember our loved ones and to appreciate the way they have shaped our lives. We reflect on what we have, how lucky we are and resolve to bring happiness to others in the coming year.
My artwork is a reflection of my life, and my life experiences. Family is so very important to me and the memories I treasure most was to watch my husband and daughters ride off together to check the cattle when home on the holidays. The sunsets I have seen during our travels were so inspiring and I like to reflect his in my paintings. My acceptance of my mortality made me realise how special my life was and how I cherished the holidays we all had together as a family.