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Art Competition Gallery 2019
The following gallery contains entries from the 2019 art competition. The theme for the competition was “To Infinity and Beyond” encouraging artists to think beyond the limitations often placed on those living with life-limiting conditions.
Winners were as follows:
- 2019 Overall Winner: “In a blink of an eye” by Behzad Alipour
- Young Artist Award: “Never Ending Purpose” by Sarah Hope
- Emerging Artist Award: “Roz” by Ruby Hennessy-Grant
- People’s Choice Award: “On Point” by Dani Till
- PCA Staff Choice Award: “Stardust” by Carl Milton
- OPCC Delegate’s Choice Award: “Floating Feather” by Taysha Barrett
I love to swim underwater in the sea with my eyes open. The endless view of deeper blue green waters shafted by rays of light has always made me think of infinity.
This painting of graceful, sinuous bodies blending weightlessly into waves and water sums it up for me. The escaping golden bubbles of the swimmers references the precious breath of life. They have freedom and a harmony with this environment yet also free choice to return to the surface.
Searching for Blue Skies
By Lesley Loxton
This art piece is dedicated to my father-in-law, Bob, who I cared for 24 hours a day, over the last 6 months. He showed determination and strength, went way beyond his pain, physical disabilities and limitations, looking for ways to undertake daily activities, always innovating.
He looked through dark clouds and grey skies, finding solutions when others had given up. His stoic determination, strength and willpower went to extremes as he reached to Infinity and Beyond.
Through my music illustration I explore the beauty of life, that the sun always rises and the stars come out at night. Life goes on, music has a power to heal, soothes pain. We write songs to carry on the memory of people who have passed away. Sad songs can remind us of the good times and remind us that we're not alone. Death is inevitable, there is no time to waste so make your days count. Dream, Inspire, Soar, Sing, Dance, Love, Be Grateful, Be Kind, Joyous ...... Live!
Your Hand in Mine
By Theodora Beatty
In ‘Your Hand in Mine’, I want to emphasise the strength and compassion for others that may arise from physical fragility. The title references a very personal song, which evokes both the nostalgia of past relationships and the deep affection I hold for the loved ones still remaining in my life. With this connection, between hands and people, I wish to represent the possibility and simplicity of happiness despite hardship.
The girl stares at the night sky, reaching out for the stars, and the amorphous universe, remembering her connection with the cosmos while her soul leaves her mortal body and floats in the galaxy. It is her journey from finite to infinity and beyond where the existence of the five elements of her body are shown by the use of colours, like mustard and blue for earth and water, movements for wind and celestial objects to denote fire. Her journey beyond horizon is for her to feel infinite freedom and eternal love.
'Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched in some way so that your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there' My sister pregnant at the time gave me this quote months before she was diagnosed with cancer. She gave birth to a beautiful daughter but sadly lost her battle five months later.