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The telephone rang at a Brisbane funeral home and the receptionist answered.

"Hi, I know this might sound strange but I'm having my leg amputated in a few weeks and I would like to get it cremated. How much would it cost? My leg is not much bigger than a cat, what do you charge for cats?"

Brisbane amputee Priscilla Sutton, 31, laughs as she remembers how the request - made before her amputation surgery five years ago - was dismissed as a ruse by the shocked receptionist.

Sutton was born with a deformed leg: a tiny club foot and no fibia bone.

It cost $200 for a leg to be cremated.

Sutton said there was a serious side to the leg cremation, which was important for the emotional healing process after the loss of a limb.

With the aim of raising awareness about amputees, Sutton has curated an art exhibition of prosthetic limbs - called Spare Parts.

The exhibition will be at the Brisbane Powerhouse Museum from November 9 until December 5.