Print this page
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.
'Get Lost' Anytime Anywhere
By Jacqui Giuliano
Holiday season means getting out into nature and immersing myself in nature's forms, colours, smells, tastes, inspiration and healing energy. I like to move through nature, exploring new territory, new paths...and getting lost if possible.
Holidays is about letting go of my responsibilities and life's challenges and feeling young and irresponsible again.
This painting is inspired by my yearly treks to the Arrernte country of the West McDonnell ranges where I go and walk in silence and commune with the spirit of the land. It's a powerful medicine for the heart and soul.
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.
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.
Jenny, Dad and me
By Margaret Thomas
Dad and Jenny are now gone.
Suddenly and permanently the space they filled is empty.
What about the holidays?
Without you there, do we just carry on?
Do we have the holiday and all pretend to be the same?
Yes, we can do it, lets all pretend to feel the same.
But there is still a gap.
The puzzle of life
By Sabrina Yang
Life is like a puzzle, take comfort in knowing that every piece is important (welcoming the new & grieving the loss). Holiday season is a time filled with reflection of past, present and future; develop continuing bonds with loved ones; and plan the puzzle pieces in life. In my patchwork of the holiday season, I have chosen to sit underneath the tree with a book of families and reflect on the memories of the year by myself. The character and memories are detachable with velcro design. I, invite you to create your very own special holiday season on this patchwork.