DIGITAL EXHIBITION PUTS SENIORS IN THE PICTURE
From Murwillumbah to Moama, NSW residents have the chance to see a renowned photography showcase, with the Art of Ageing exhibition being screened at over 90 locations across the State.
Libraries, councils and club venues will host digital screenings of the exhibition – featuring 24 photographs of seniors accompanied by their short stories – as part of this year’s NSW Seniors Festival.
Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said the display explores the experiences of older people and celebrates their contributions.
“We meet an author whose years of refuge work inspired a book, a roving actor hungry for the next curtain call and a yoga teacher promoting healthy living,” Mr Lee said.
“Importantly, their remarkable stories help change out-dated perceptions of ageing.”
At 95-years-old, Marion Hosking is the oldest subject and showed age is no barrier by publishing her book, Why Doesn’t She Leave?: The Story of a Women’s Refuge.
“I attended many schools during difficult economic times and left when I was 13 to work in a shop. My lifelong thirst for knowledge saw me complete a Bachelor of Arts at the University of New England in Armidale – when I was 74!” Ms Hosking said.
The Art of Ageing exhibition stems from Ageing Well in NSW: Seniors Strategy 2021-2031 to challenge stereotypes and negative attitudes toward older people, which can lead to age discrimination.
The NSW Seniors Festival runs from the 13th to 24th April, with a variety of events and initiatives running across the State.
Find your nearest location to view the exhibition: www.facs.nsw.gov.au/inclusion/seniors/overview/chapters/what-we-are-doing-under-the-strategy/art-exhibition/digital-exhibition