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Art Competition Gallery 2020
Welcome to Palliative Care Australia’s 2020 Art Competition gallery! PCA’s art competition aims to raise awareness in the community about palliative care, end-of-life care, death and bereavement. This theme for the competition was “Palliative Care… It’s more than you think!” which aimed to challenge common misconceptions about palliative care. Artists 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, help people participate in activities that are important to them, and create opportunities for love, laughter, creativity, and fulfilment.
Winners were as follows:
2020 Overall Winner: “Just One More Chocolate Éclair ” by Eve Jeffery
Emerging Artist Award: “Every Second Counts” by Cindy Bilangan
Young Artist Award: “Chains and Cranes” by Fiona Liu
People’s Choice Award: “Never Lose Hope” by Mishaa Shah
PCA Staff Choice Award: “Venture” by Jennifer Colbron”
By Karina Griffiths
We arrive and then we depart. Nothing else to it....nothing before, nothing after, some think. But what if we were all on a journey....what if we departed to another place? We cannot return here, it is a one way ticket, but what if we were to know this and we are not afraid? What if this journey continued on and we took every essence of ourselves with us, just not the body? We are all on different journeys- the destination however is the same- we are never really gone, ever. Love life.......it is beautiful, as is death.
Loving Hands of Peace
By Doris Glasson
This artwork represents a person being cared for with loving hands to hold them and look after them in their final days. The gold lifting from the hands is the spirit of that person after they have passed. The Angel represents the peace that comes with death, no more pain and suffering.
By Jacki Fewtrell Gobert
Mobility scooters have given the elderly new independence. This drawing is based on the scooter that belongs to an elderly neighbour who lives alone, aged 94. He has daily help but his scooter is his key to freedom. Frequently he is seen scooting down the road to have coffee or do a little shopping. I have called this work 'Mobility Ferrari' as it reflects his scooting/driving skills - speedy !!
By Leisa McCosh
Rolling waves, calm, crashing, solitude, alone, memories, ice-cream, day out, crowded, laughter, peace, exercise, the ocean constantly transforming itself and the viewer. Healing visits with my 23 old during his cancer journey, recovery announced as my 92 year grandmother goes into palliative care. This is my grandmothers favourite beach. Painted this year after she died, transforming feelings of unfinished grief due to palliative care visits cutoff by Covid-19. Places and spaces provide comfort during the journey and afterwards for those left behind transforming us. It’s more than we think. Lesson learnt- live in the moment.
Reflection of Life
By Andre Braun
This image of Sydney is a metaphor for life, a seagull meditating and enjoying the view, as the time goes by. It is also a reflection of our day to day life, as if this day could be our last. This picture has been taken from the concourse of Circular Quay Railway Station, while observing these unique birds.
By Jennifer Kathleen Phillips
The aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life, like lifting a flower up out of the flatness of a limiting block, so it’s beauty can still be seen and appreciated.