Organ Donor Memorial for K-Block

The generosity of Tasmanian organ and tissue donors and their families will be recognised in a memorial artwork to be commissioned for K-Block.

DonateLife are sponsoring the memorial to thank Tasmanians and their families who have changed the lives of others through the gift of organ and tissue donation.

Arts Tasmania is requesting proposals for a free-standing, three-dimensional sculpture to be located within K-Block’s ground floor garden courtyard are being requested.

The memorial will complement the landscaped garden area and be a place of reflection, a reprieve from the hospital’s clinical environment and will help raise awareness of the important role of organ and tissue donation.

For people waiting for a transplant, organ and tissue donation can mean the difference between life and death, being healthy or sick, between seeing or being blind, or between being active or never walking again.

Donation enables people to resume an active life in their family, their workplace, their school and their community.

The proposed memorial will recognise the hundreds of Tasmanian lives that are saved and transformed each year through the generosity of living and deceased organ and tissue donors and their families that agreed to donate.

Artists are invited to make submissions before the closing date of 11.59 pm, Sunday, 21 April 2019.

For more information to the Arts Tasmania webpage.

For more information on tissue and organ donation visit the DonateLife Tasmania webpage.

27 Feb 2019