Working in partnership with St. Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh Printmakers’ member artists will work closely with staff, families and patients at the facility to explore how we find meaning in our own personal experiences, the love of family and friends, freedom and peace through contemporary art and printmaking practice.
Through a faith-neutral lens, we will explore the ways in which people in palliative care experience the value of life and relationships, and the importance and beauty of the everyday which might be overlooked. We will explore how the tragedy of terminal illness can be accompanied with hope and self-actualisation through acceptance and reconciliation.
St Columba’s Hospice was opened in 1977 in Edinburgh, as Scotland’s first modern hospice. They provide specialist palliative care for patients and support for their loved ones free of charge. They run a world-class education programme training specialist and non-specialist doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and carers from across Scotland and beyond, in specialist palliative care.
Their aim is to improve the lives of people whose illness cannot be cured, working to allow people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that may be. The highest value is put on respect, choice and empowerment.