Precious Time: The Carers exhibition
Twelve photographic portraits with text reveal the joys and the challenges of caring for someone in palliative care.
Fitzroy Library, 2nd October to 29th November 2017
What is it like to care for a family member at home when they are in palliative care? How does that change your relationship? How does it change how you live your life? What is it like when they die? How do you cope with grief? What are the benefits and difficulties of looking after someone in palliative care when you live in the Goulburn Valley?
THE CARERS EXHIBITION – Twenty photographic portraits with text reveal the joys and the challenges of caring for someone in palliative care. Exhibition in the City Gallery @ Melbourne Library, 2017.
Ten photographic portraits with text reveal the joys and the challenges of caring for someone in palliative care. Exhibition at Ararat Regional Art Gallery in November.
Jade Odgers from the Grampians Regional Palliative Care Team, and digital storyteller Pippa Wischer discuss the project’s goals. Two of the participants, Nola and Maddie, discuss their involvement in the Carers in the Grampians project, and what it meant to them.
“He was in my arms when he died, on a sunny day, in his own house that we built. He was looking into my eyes and we lay down. He took his two last breaths and he died in my arms. It was very quick. He’d said his goodbyes, said, “I love you”. It was an intense connection. It was a very powerful moment.” – Kylie
“It was really important to Bernard and me, and to our children, to have a home death. When it was time, we brought the bed into the lounge room because I said I want people to continue to be around him. He’s going to be part of this. This is a part of life. It’s just a natural process for us.” – Kylie