The Reflected Legacy Palliative Care Program is an award-winning arts and health project at Liverpool Hospital that records the life stories of dying patients through a unique art experience. Applications are now open for artists, therapists and medical staff to who would like to join a national team of practitioners to lead this program in more Australian hospitals and healthcare spaces. To watch the Reflected Legacy short film and discover some of the patients' stories head here.

The Reflected Legacy Training Program 

This program is designed for artists, therapists and medical staff to be trained in the following areas:

  • The Ink-Pressing art form
  • The Pressing Session storytelling experience
  • Working in the hospital space - hygiene, infection control, confidentiality procedures
  • Leading therapeutic experiences - facilitating emotional experiences, managing family dynamics, moving through challenging human interactions, holding space
  • Documentation - written, sound and photographic of patients' and stories
  • Recording data for the program impact study - psychological, emotional, personal, physiological impact


2 weeks - early 2017
6th - 10th March & 3rd - 7th April 2017, 9am - 3pm per day
Liverpool Hospital, NSW

Program will be a combination of tutorials led by Flutter Lyon, medical and allied health professionals, hands-on workshops and direct patient interactions via supervised Pressing Sessions.


Applicants will be assessed via the following selection criteria:

  • Excellent communication skills - speaking, listening and written
  • Organised, effective time management
  • Interest in psychology and emotional processing
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • A passion for the arts and creativity
  • Good fine motor skills (for creating Ink-Pressings)
  • A passion for storytelling and human connection
  • An interest in end of life processes, death and dying
  • Ability to work in a structured environment, adhering to workplace requirements (dress code, hygiene, code of conduct, confidentiality procedures etc)
  • Ability to adjust interpersonal style to build relationships with a variety of people i.e. project team, medical team and patients


Applications close 11pm AEST, Friday 11th November 2016
Places are limited, the earlier you apply the greater chance you have of securing a place

  1. Applications are made via the form below
  2. Applicants will be contacted within two weeks of application submission regarding the outcome
  3. Successful applicants will be invited for a face to face interview in Marrickville, Sydney with the program directors
  4. Official place is offered to successful applicants from interview round



The program is $1,980 - deposit due within two weeks of your place being offered

Payment plans are available



Email Robyn Wilson via flutter@flutterlyon.com


Applications for the 2017 Training Program have now closed.

We are currently in the selection phase of the project, with a decision being made on the first 10 practitioners to be trained in this unique methodology.

If you would like to express interest in taking part in future training or if you would like to discuss establishing a Reflected Legacy program in your hospital or community, please email robyn@flutterlyon.com to start a conversation