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Art Competition Gallery
Welcome to the To Infinity and Beyond gallery! This live gallery displays all entries that have been entered in Palliative Care Australia’s Art Competition in 2019. You can search by Artist name or Medium.
Vote now for the People’s Choice Award
Have you decided on a favourite artwork yet? Voting is now open for the 2019 People’s Choice award, which has a cash prize of $A500 for the most popular artwork as voted by YOU! Simply locate your favourite artwork below and click on the VOTE button. Voting will close at 5pm AEST on Tuesday, 03 September 2019, and voters must provide their name and a valid email address. Only one vote per email address and per IP address will be counted. Happy Voting!
The power of human touch and being held by a loved one can be more support than anything else. There is a use of light and dark to reflect the strong conflict of emotions that are present, but more than anything else, the memories created together, by ones side, are the ones that belong to you forever. You draw strength from each other, even in times of silence. No one can take that away, and the healing, and calming powers of embrace, can create a sense of peace and security to both halves of one love.
You can’t have life without death and you can’t have death without life. The in between, regardless of time, is where the magic happens. Make every moment count, for ‘all the trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.’
I work with teenagers as an artist facilitator at a children's hospital. I'm constantly impressed with their resilience, particularly those with chronic conditions. My painting is a collection of experiences presented in a kind of drug induced surreal layering. It's playful, reflecting the black humour that's an ever present sidekick to the serious nature of debilitating illnesses.
This is lithograph print of sketches I made of my beautiful mum Rose Lorraine who suffers from dementia. She has been in care for over 3 years. It has been heartbreaking to watch each progressive stage of this cruel disease take more of her away from us. Every moment with her is precious. You take the good days with the bad. We drink tea and reminisce about the past. We sing songs and look through photo albums. She is less mobile and sleeps more. As some abilities are being lost her sense of humour is still there.
My artwork reflects my idea of a wonderfully, perfect world where everything is abundant with wildlife and beauty and there is no harm or cause for fear. A world not unlike that of the garden of Edan where there is an abundance of everthing that you could ever want to survive, with no sickness or evil of any kind and everyone lives in harmony with nature and each other.
On our shoulders they see the world
By True Kolours
Mobile made from clay and wood then painted.
As there are seasons in nature, there are seasons in our lives.
When we age, we miss Spring and Summer because they represented youth and beauty. Full of energy and colour.
We think of Autumn and Winter as not beautiful, with time slowed for contemplation and regret. But there are colours aplenty.
We took nutrients as we grew, now we give for others to grow.
The young cherish us by playing in our fallen leaves, burn our dead wood to keep themselves warm.
They climb our branches to see infinity and beyond.