Kyneton District Health in conjunction with Campaspe Family Practice present Tom’s Life: A Daniel Butterworth Exhibition.
“Tom’s Life”, celebrates the life of 8 year old Tom Gray, who passed away following a short battle with brain cancer.
Award winning Kyneton artist Daniel Butterworth approached Tom’s parents and offered to create a series of paintings depicting his life, from being a newborn, a healthy child, his illness and his death.
Tom’s mother Carly says, “it is extremely confronting, but ultimately the Exhibition is to raise awareness of brain cancer so there can be more research, so that more funds can be raised so that it doesn’t happen to any other children or parents. “
Tom’s Dad Simon says, ”anything we can do, no matter how uncomfortable that makes us feel, we’re going to do it, all we want is for no-one else to sit in that room and hear that news.”
Artist Daniel Butterworth says, “If I can help people through pain and troubled times by splashing a bit of paint around, I will do it every time!”.
The exhibition will run 8–9, 12–16, 18–23 March between 10am and 4pm and all monies raised from the sale of paintings or donations will go to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation.
To view the exhibition, go to the reception of the Campaspe Family Practice located at 7 – 25 Caroline Chisholm Drive Kyneton, and staff will direct you to the exhibit.
The event will launch with an Opening Reception on Thursday 7th March 6.30pm – all welcome.