We are pleased to invite you to a new exhibition by Colin Gray and the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care (SPPC), It Takes a Village, which features ALLIANCE Project Engagement Lead Tommy Whitelaw.
This powerful and challenging new work features a series of portraits 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, including the experiences ofTommy Whitelaw who cared for his late mum Joan Whitelaw, for five years.
The exhibition is part 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.