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Redland Camera Club captures families hearts with photographs

8 February 2019

A picture tells a thousand words as the saying goes and photographs now displayed in Redland Hospital’s newly refurbished relatives room and viewing room are no exception.

Director Allied Health Gail Gordon said in keeping with the Planetree principles of creating quiet, healing environments, the rooms had been transformed with the support of a wonderful new partnership with the Redlands Camera Club.

She said new soft furnishings and fittings in what would now be known as the Family Room were matched with beautiful images from across the Bayside and captured by members of the Redland Camera Club.

"The partnership with the Club involved members submitting a selection of photographs from the local area and from an initial collection of over 60 photographs, a small committee from the Club and Redland Hospital selected 20 photographs which were printed and displayed in the hospital foyer to allow patients, visitors and staff to vote on their favourite photographs to hang in this special area."

"There were over 100 votes received and with the assistance of Club President Maree Morrison the selected photographs where appropriately curated and mounted on canvas," Gail said.

She said she hoped the space and the photographs would provide comfort for families of patients and those grieving the loss of a loved one.

Lyn Rankine said being able to display her photograph and help other people was a humbling experience and the single best thing that had come from being involved with the club.

"This means more to me than any award that I’ve ever won," she said.

Club President Maree Morris said it had been a joy to work on the project.

"We did a lot of soul searching about which photographs would be submitted and we carefully considered the images that would work in this space," she said.

Lyn said all the photographs were taken in the local area with some scenes captured in the middle of winter with still waters, sunsets and reflections.

Pictured: Gail Gordon, Julie Elliott, Lyn Rankine, Karen Duffy and Wendy Bauer. Absent: Garry Watterson.

Last updated 8 February 2019

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