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PrizeHonorable Mention in Painting, Shortlist in Painting
University/SchoolKambala School
ArtistStella Sinnott
CategoryStudent

My work expresses the angst and consequences of treatment related to breast cancer in the hope that it will increase our confidence in talking about this insidious disease. What I have learnt from the brave women that modelled for me is that cancer is not something that you overcome - or a battle you can win. Nor can you ever fully believe or say that you are a survivor, it is a relentless struggle. I wanted to create a visual and effective language to better explain the trauma endured by women with breast cancer; a disease that now affects 1 in 7 women during their lifetime. Size 76cmx102cm