Digital storyteller, Pippa Wischer, examines how we understand our lives within the realms of the deeper questions of existence. The Dreamers is an exhibition of intimate portraits, written quotes and sound recordings of people receiving palliative care, revealing the honest reflections of those living until they die.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that the following exhibition contains the images, text and sound of people who have died.
The Dreamers has had an excellent response from audience members, with over 100,000 people visiting the various exhibitions in 2015 and 2016.
2017, Alexandra Hospital, Alexandra
2017, Seymour Library, Seymour
2017, Kilmore Library, Kilmore
2016, Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, Melbourne
2016, Shepparton Library, Shepparton
2016, Fitzroy Library, Melbourne
2015, Foyer, Metanoia Theatre, Melbourne
2015, Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2015, Melbourne City Library, Melbourne
2015, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell
These exhibitions were proudly sponsored by Palliative Care Victoria. Without their financial assistance, these exhibitions would not have been possible.
Comments from visitors to the exhbition
“I feel less alone thinking about death. Thank you for helping us to face what we all have to do alone.”
“Really interesting. Really beautiful. This exhibition challenges the belief that we’re not going to die, forcing us to confont our own mortality in the exquisite faces of others. Thanks for opening my eyes up to this.”
“Breaks down the old chestnut, that you have to be old to die.”
“I love the honoring of these people’s wisdom, and their spirits. Really lovely.”
“Great sample with so many different ideas/views to ponder.”
“This exhibition is ever so necessary.”
“Beautiful. These people won’t be forgotten. Some don’t look close to death at all, which makes me realise how fragile we all can be.”
“Inspiring and thought-provoking. We take so much for granted.”