The reflected legacy project

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Reflected Legacy is a groundbreaking arts and health program at Liverpool Hospital.

Lead by visual artist Flutter Lyon, this project complements the holistic care of cancer patients in palliative care, while enhancing and changing the physical environment for patients, families and staff on the ward.

How the Program Works

Flutter Lyon hosts Pressing Sessions in patient rooms; profound, interactive experiences between the artist and the patient that combine storytelling and art making. Through a series of questions and storytelling exercises Flutter captures the life stories of people in the last days and weeks of their life in unique Ink-Pressing artworks and sound recordings, which are then given to the patient and their family as a gift of art and legacy.

Why the Program Exists

Connection. Insight. Healing.

When we tell our stories, it gives us a way of sharing and reflecting upon the life we are living. Free expression and storytelling in this setting offers a deepened sense of connection to the value and meaning of our individual and shared life experiences.

It can bring comfort, celebration and beauty during a challenging time in our lives, encouraging the recall of memories and key points in our life that we have felt free, joyous, loving and loved, strong and hopeful. By remembering what we have done and seeing the powerful nature of our human experience, it can help empower us to find the strength and bravery we might desire now.

The Reflected Legacy Project began as a crowdfunding campaign. With your support we successfully raised $17,002 including an $8,000 MATCH grant from Creative Partnerships Australia. 

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Our ‪Reflected Legacy crowdfunding‬ campaign has launched!

The Reflected Legacy project with artist Flutter Lyon will bring comfort, support and creativity to the Palliative Care Ward at Liverpool Hospital. It will transform a grey hospital ward with colour and conversation, and capture the life stories of people who are in the final stages of their lives, in beautiful visual artworks and sound recordings. 

Pledge your support on Pozible by making a tax deductible donation or select a beautiful Reflected Legacy reward. And thanks to the Creative Partnerships Australia MATCH program, every dollar you give to this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar provided we reach our campaign target of $8000.

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