‘Palliative Care… It’s more than you think!’
Winners of the 2020 Art competition have been announced!
Palliative Care Australia has recently wrapped up its 2020 Art Competition. This competition is an important tool to raise awareness in the community about palliative care, end-of-life care, death and bereavement.
This year’s theme “Palliative Care… It’s more than you think!” aimed to challenge common misconceptions about palliative care. Artist were encouraged to think beyond the care provided at the very end of life, and instead focus on how palliative care can improve quality of life, helping people participate in activities that are important to them, and creating opportunities for love, laugher, creativity, and fulfilment.
The 2020 competition once again saw record participation, with a total of 288 entries received from across the country. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the overall quality of artworks and the many amazing interpretations of the theme ‘Palliative Care… It’s more than you think!’
PCA wishes to acknowledge and thank our panel of judges, Behzad Alipour, Hanna Hoyne, and Mike Sarah for their work in judging the competition. Thank you also to all the amazing artists who submitted entries, and to everyone who voted for the people’s choice award.
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is very pleased to announce the following winners of the 2020 Dying to Talk Art Competition:
“Just One More Chocolate Éclair ” by Eve Jeffery
“When Greg was dying, his family placed a hospital bed in his lounge room so that anyone who wanted to come and say goodbye, could.
Greg had many visitors over those last few days, it was more like a celebration than saying goodbye.
So many people came and laughed and cried.
He didn’t feel much like eating but said all he wanted a chocolate éclair.
Now, Greg was a great chef surrounded by great cooks – he could have had anything he wanted in those last hours, but all he wanted was a bloody chocolate éclair – he got his wish.”
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you again to everyone who participated in the competition this year! We hope you join us again for the 2021 art competition next year.
Please feel free to browse through all of the amazing entries from this year’s competition via the gallery links below.
If you have any questions please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.