Art competition tells the story of life and death

As part of the Palliative Care NSW Conference being hosted in Kiama in November this year, members of the community are being invited to help tell the story of life and death through art.

The Conference theme is ‘Riding the Waves of Change’, which conjures up all sorts of images for people who are dealing with change. For clinical staff working with patients with a life limiting illness, these waves of change might relate to the when, where and how a person receives symptom relief. For carers, these waves might relate to meeting other challenges with giving, caring and self-care. While patients might find themselves of a roller-coaster coming to terms with the physical and emotional demands of their disease.

The idea of holding an art competition is to add a community expression to the understanding of waves of change in palliative care, because art is such a powerful way to tell a story.

It is open to anyone, young and old, professional and amateur.


  • Max size 600 x 750mm
  • The piece of art is ready to be hung
  • To be displayed in Kiama Fire Station Gallery for the week 8-15 November, with option to have it for sale on 20% commission
  • $20 entry fee
  • Winner will be offered $500 acquisitive purchase, or $250 non-acquisitive prize.

For further information, click here to go to the Palliative Care NSW Conference website or contact Kay Cope on 0421 097810.

Photo: Original artwork by Yvonne Samuel.