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The Dreamers

Life, death and dreams

Brian_Luisa_and_Corey_dreamersWhat do people with a life-limiting illness think of life? Of death? How do they want to die? What gives them joy? Have they had dreams or visions about death, or the hereafter?

Pippa Wischer, a visual artist specialising in documentary portraiture, asked forty people receiving palliative care questions about life, dreams and dying. The Dreamers reveals their views on these deeper questions of life.

A book and an exhibition

The Dreamers is a beautiful book and also an exhibition.

Exhibitions have been held at the La Trobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, the Metro City Library, Melbourne, and at the Ballarat Foto Biennale.

We welcome inquiries to show this exhibition in community, corporate and public spaces. It helps us all to think about our mortality and to learn from their insights about what matters most in life.

Call us at Palliative Care Victoria on 03 9662 9644.

You can download an order form for the book below. Copies are also available for loan from most Victorian public libraries.


“I love this book for its demonstrations of patience, courage and love. For those of us who have still to face the final passage, it is both transforming and reassuring.”

Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks, AM
Senior Australian of the Year 2013


Tania's story - life, death and dreams

Tania shares her story and reflections on life, death and dreams in an interview with Pippa Wisher. Duration 4 mins.

Tania is one of 40 palliative care patients featured in The Dreamers, a book produced by Pippa Wischer for Palliative Care Victoria. The book can be purchased from Palliative Care Victoria.

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The Dreamers order form

This beautifully photographed soft cover book is available to order for $15 (inc. GST) or in boxes of 10 for $130 (inc. GST) from Palliative Care Victoria.

You can order online here or download the order form below.

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