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
– 12 and 13 May
|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.
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