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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
Just to Feel the Sun
By Kimberly Caldwell
How warm is the sun on our faces? As we gaze at the sea, peaceful and calm. Together.
To feel it reminds us we are still alive, we can still feel the warmth and joy of its touch.
Just to feel the sun.
Grief is not weakness, but indicates how much we love the ones we've lost.
You think you will never get through it, but there are brighter days ahead.
Hopeful hearts waiting. The sun will shine on our faces again.
Beauty Before I Close My Eyes
By Sarah Runnegar-Mullins
My artwork is inspired by Claire Wineland, "you can be in pain and yet you can see beauty and that's what makes life so incredible". My artwork reflects this through my appropriation of Kintsugi, a traditional Japanese art in which broken vases are mended with gold. This symbolises the ability to see beauty fulfillment and hope in the last moments of life, showing these moments do not have to be sorrowful. The male portrait shows suffering in expression, feeling broken, while the red shows the importance of love in the remainder of a shortened life.
Laughter Beyond Grief
By Jane hudson
My inspiration for this painting is the affinity and love I have for kookaburras along with their spirituality. In the best times and darkest times their raucous laughter and sense of self brightens even the darkest of skies, reminding us of family, what came before and what is to come, bringing healing to souls, teaching us the wisdom to hold on to old memories whilst embracing the new. Every falling feather symbolising those who have gone are still beside you as infinite as grief is you will never walk alone, embrace yesterday, today and tomorrow.
To go to infinity and beyond is to explore limitless possibilities. Being diagnosed with a life limiting illness can feel like a weight of helplessness. Palliative Care can help assist and support people to explore possibilities and to lift some of the limits so that they can live life to the full right to the end. Enabling them to enjoy life, love, joy, happiness, close relationships with family, friends, community and to continue the things in life that are the most important to them.
Beyond the realms of life
By Jane McCumstie
This work reflect the energy of the life we leave behind the beauty and the love We waded through mud in grief like walking through quick sand And finally we reach the peaceful water were We find peace And know what love and beautiful energy is left behind by our loved ones
By Brendan Eilola
The piece is composed of three individual photos comprising a beautiful golden sunrise over Moreton Bay and the aftermath of a pigeon being gruesomely attacked by other birds in my backyard. The image of what was once a beautiful creature and its uncanny posture evoked the ubiquitous depiction of a fallen angel. The scene forced me to ponder existentialism and the question of life after death - having recently lost a loved one. Regardless of ones own belief systems, I'm certain we all live in hope that life is eternal and persists into infinity and beyond.