“A Preview of It Takes a Village”

A Preview of It Takes a Village, a new exhibition by Colin Gray and the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC).

This powerful and challenging new work features a series of portraits by Colin Gray exploring the concept that ‘if it takes a village’ to raise a child it also takes a range of people to look after someone who is dying and their family. Based on interviews by the SPPC, the exhibition shares personal insights and experiences from the various perspectives of people who have cared for someone who’s dying or their family.

The Preview marks the beginning of Death Awareness Week Scotland, which aims to raise awareness of the positive benefits of planning ahead for death and dying. It is part of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care’s ongoing Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief work to promote more openness about death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

List of Venues and Dates of Exhibitions:

Organisation Venue Dates from: Dates to:
01. Ayrshire Hospice Ayrshire Hospice 09 May 16 May
02.Dundee University Dundee Campus

– 09 and 10 May

Kirkcaldy Campus

– 12 and 13 May

09 May 13/05/16
03.Elgin St Giles Centre, Elgin 04 May ?
04.Kilbryde Hospice Kilbryde Hospice 09 May 16 May
05.Marie Curie Marie Curie Hospice, Edinburgh 05 May 17 May
06. Carnegie Library, Ayr Carnegie Library, Ayr 09 May 16 May
07. NHS Ayrshire & Arran Crosshouse University Hospital, Kilmarnock 09 May 16 May
08.NHS D&G Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary 09 May 10 June
09.NHS Fife Victoria Hospital Foyer – 09 and 10 May

Queen Margaret Hospital   – 12 and 13 May

09 May 13 May
10.NHS Lothian Various across Lothian 09 May 20 May
11. The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice 09 May 15 May
12.Possilpark Health & Care Centre Possilpark Health & Care Centre 09 May 15 May
13. University of Dundee; Post graduate conference Dalhousie Reception Gallery 11 May 14 May
14.QE University Hospital The Atrium, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital 09 May 16 May
15.QMU / St Columba’s Hospice Queen Margaret University 09 May 13 May
16.St Andrew’s Hospice St Andrew’s Hospice 09 May 15 May
17.St Margaret of Scotland Hospice St Margaret of Scotland Hospice 09 May 27 May
18. Irvine Library Irvine Library 09 May 16 May
19. Biggart Hospital, Prestwick Biggart Hospital,


09 May 16 May
20. Girvan Community Hospital Girvan Community Hospital 09 May 13 May
21. University Hospital University Hospital Ayr 09 May 16 May
22. East Ayrshire Community Hospital East Ayrshire Community Hospital, Cumnock 09 May 16 May

Full press release can be downloaded here.

The exhibition on Monday 9th May in Edinburgh will feature a portrait of our very own Tommy and his wonderful mum Joan, along with words from Tommy about caring for his mum.

Thank you

Team Dementia Carer Voices

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