GV Hospice | Precious Time
An Exhibition by Pippa Wischer
Wednesday 1 August - Monday 17 September
About the Exhibition:
"At 5 o'clock on the day he died, I got the pastoral carer to do a little wedding ceremony for Aaron and I. We gathered some flowers out of the garden. In my mind we got married even though it's not legal.
I buried him with a wedding ring on. We'd had a beautiful engagement party the previous year. It was the best day of our lives. We were going to get married in Murchison, along the river, but it didn't happen. He just got too sick too quickly.
I can't believe that my soul mate's gone. We were perfect for each other. I don't think I would have come through it without Hospice. They were honest, but caring at the same time. Aaron always wanted it straight" - Kylie
The Carers in the Goulburn Valley project reveals the experiences of people caring for someone they love who has received or is receiving, palliative care. The carers talk openly and frankly about what it is like to hear that there is nothing more the medical community can do. They reveal the impact it had on the one they are caring for, family and f iends, and on themselves. They share some of the joys a well as some of the challenges of their role as carer, and what it was like for them dealing with grief. The carers also share the benefits and difficulties of looking after a loved one at home and acknowledge how the experience has changed them.
Pippa Wischer is a digital storyteller who has a Master of Fine Art (Research) from Monash Uni and has had numerous art exhibitions in Victoria. She is the author of The Dreamers; Life, Death & Dreams.
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The exhibition was officially opened by the Mayor, Kim O'Keeffe on Thursday 2 August.