Life@Death provides a forum to examine the relationship of life and death through Art and is presented in conjunction with the Uniting Church Mitcham.


The original concept was devised by Dieter Engler and the exhibition is held to coincide with Easter, with a different theme each year. Dieter’s essay on his chosen theme is available to interested artists in October and registration for the exhibition closes during February.

Life@Death includes other art forms and an artist in residence.



The first exhibition in 2013 comprised only Visual Art and was titled simply ‘Life@Death.Adelaide musician Dido Durmanovic

In 2014, the theme was ‘Letting Go’ and included philosopher Dr George Couvalis, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Flinders University, who approached the issue from the philosophical point of view.

In 2015, local poet Ashleigh Lower was the artist in residence and wrote ten poems on the theme ‘Falling Upwards’.

Adelaide musician Dido Durmanovic composed a musical piece for the 2016 theme ‘The Value of Matter’ and performed it on the opening night.

‘The Sleep of Reason’ Life@Death in 2017 also featured a special opening night performance, by actor in residence Marko Siklich.

2018 theme “Day of the Dead” featured clothing by fashion designer Nathan Song

2019 Life @ Death theme was “Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus” . Artist in Residence was dancer Tanya Voges who choreographed a dance routine which she performed at the opening in Virtual Reality (wearing VR googles and using Tilt Brush)

Life@Death 2020 and again 2021 theme was “Requiem” and the artist in residence a chef Sam Prance-Smith






Requiem Exhibition at Gallery One Mitcham

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Life@Death 2017

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Life & Death 2016

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