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The music accompanying this video is selected from the composition “Distance”, written and performed by Sophia Exiner
Extract from Dianne Kennedy artist statement
My memories of the polio epidemic of the early 1950’s:
My little 6 year old playmate and neighbour, Mark not coming out to play one day as he was unwell.
My mother coming in crying the next morning and telling me that Mark had died in his father’s car, en route to the Royal Children’s Hospital, in the early hours of the morning.
Sometime after Mark died, his mother gave me a beautiful silver and yellow enamel butterfly brooch – a memento, she said, to remember my lost playmate. I still treasure this butterfly today – 61 years later.