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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 year’s theme “Palliative Care… It’s more than you think!” aims 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.
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In the darkness beauty is seen
Once i remember being in a palliative care unit with my father in law! I remember seeing a cherry blossom and talking to him about it how peaceful and beautiful this tree was, healing in pain is a very strong thing, I have 6/20 vision left in on eye and i feel the darkness felt it so now to paint and see the hope in despair is beautiful, beautiful paintings make me heal and forget the hard times so my painting refelcts the peace in the darkness to heal thank you
Life is hope, love and joy, but it can also be shadowed by pain and the need for care and comfort in times of hardship or defeat. Despite moments of darkness, there can be streaming lights of hope, glowing to get us through.
Life is solving the puzzle of who we were and the mysterious aspirations of who may become.
Above all, life is brief. It is in grasping the kind hands of others in the darkest times that life’s load is eased and lightened, with a feather of hope, so our souls can thrive and breathe.
My painting of my faithful companion of 16 years represents the power and healing of animals in our lives. They teach us about loyalty, enthusiasm, joy, courage, acceptance and unconditional love.
Palliative care encompasses many things, family, friends and compassionate and caring health care professionals, however, and in addition to, one cannot underestimate the tangible power of pets in therapy.
My composition represents a tribute to not only my own furry friend but to all the pets who have been companions throughout our journeys, walked the paths with us and given us so much.
RIP Cooper 2004-2020
A LIFE TIME JOURNEY - Orchids, Oranges And Chrysanthemums
By HSIN LIN
Flowers as the object represent life itself to me.
Orchid represents love, Pink roses stand for gratitude, chrysanthemums symbolise deep passion and optimism.
The Orange surrounded by Orchids stands for harmony and abundance in life.
Let us bloom like flowers. Our own will to be alive, and the way we want to be alive.
While I carefully paint these tiny flower petals, or built up those fine leaf’s vines, it is like the way we try to figure out those uncertainty in life.
This is a one of a kind, beautiful journey, and this journey belongs to you only.
Guidance in darkness to the end where ever it way reside
By Michael irwin
The carers do all in there power to listen intentuvly and try make you as comfortable as possible and smile and remind you of the good times and give you all there strenth through there compassion for you
“The moment” describes a heartbreaking scene that someone knows his world is going to turn upside down. Nothing would be the same.