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Efterpi Soropos


Efterpi Soropos became passionate about creating space and artistic experiences for the dying and vulnerable after the personal experience of losing her mother to breast cancer in 1995.


The desire to manifest change for people at that stage of life was so strong that it remained with her for many years – eventually finding its way into Efterpi’s Masters programme, and a four-year artist residency at McCulloch House Inpatient Palliative Care Unit at Monash Health between 2008–2012.

She uses her performing arts, design and community artist experience and training to use immaterial elements such as sound, lighting and video via interactive technology to allow patients, families and staff the opportunity to transform the rooms they inhabit – for an artistic experience not usually available in a palliative care context. This concept is known as Human Rooms.

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