Beautiful and uplifting designs are sought from Peter Mac’s artistic community as part of an initiative to support grieving families.

The designs will appear on bags which hold a patient’s personal effects after they have passed away.

These bereavement bags are collected by their family and loved ones at an emotional time. 

Nurse Unit Manager Holly Pitt said a number of designs will be selected to appear on these bags over the next year.

 “It is hoped these bags will further represent the respectful way in which the palliative care team engages with their patients, and provide solace and support to grieving families,” Holly says.

The initiative was launched to mark National Palliative Care week (May 22 – 28).

For details on how to get involved, see below. 


  • Submit your designs (as either PDF or PNG file formats) via this Google form
  • You can address any theme however please note designs specific to Aboriginal families, and families of young people, are being independently developed.
  • Submissions for artwork will be open until COB on 10 June 2022