Art of Ageing: Everyday seniors tell their story
DIVERSITY, heritage, work life, family and fascinating stories are shared through the faces and short stories of a cross-section of NSW's ageing residents.
Twelve of these everyday seniors, with the help of the NSW Government, are sharing their story over the next six weeks with Seniors News.
Their stories reflect an Australia unique to its older generation - a contrast of values, emotions and personality in an ever-changing landscape.
They are also an inspiration for the Art of Ageing photographic exhibition: a 30-image strong display that is touring NSW throughout 2018 and 2019.
Each of the images celebrates the deep value, experience and contribution of ageing members of NSW communities.
The exhibition is an initiative of the NSW Government under its Ageing Strategy 2016-2020 which is addressing issues of ageism in NSW.
Through this exhibition and its overall strategy, the NSW Government is trying to tackle the negative stereotyping, prejudice or discrimination against older people.
"The NSW Government is committed to addressing ageism by supporting initiatives that improve respect for and social inclusion of older people - particularly those that promote positive images of older people in the media, educate younger generations, provide opportunities for intergenerational connection and recognise older people's contributions to their communities," the Art of Ageing project information states.
The Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies, adds, "Misconceptions about the lives of older people are prevalent in our community, but the experience of ageing is unique. Many older people are artists, athletes, business owners, farmers and volunteers, and this Exhibition challenges people's perceptions."
Put the date in your diary now for when the regional tour reaches a town near you:
Deloitte Consulting, Level 9, 225 George St - 23 April to 6 June
Strathfield Library, 64 High St - 17 May to 15 June
Gosford Hospital, Holden St (main entrance) - 13 June to 19 October
Shoalhaven Library foyer, 10 Berry St - 20 June to 20 July
Shellharbour City Library, 76 Cygnet Av - 25 July to 23 August
Picton Shire Hall Art Spaces, Menangle St - 28 August to 21 September
Narellan Public Library, Cnr Queen and Elyard St - 26 September to 26 October
Parramatta Library (digital exhibition), 1-3 Fitzwilliam St - 1 October to 4 November
Kempsey Library, 22 Tozer St, West Kempsey - 31 October to 21 November
Manning Regional Art Gallery, 12 Macquarie St - 22 November 2018 to 13 January 2019
Maitland Library, 480 High St - 26 November to 19 December
Cessnock Library foyer, 67/65 Vincent St - 24 December 2018 to 29 January 2019
Nulla Nulla Gallery at the Slim Dusty Centre, 490 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey - 17 January - 25 March
Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged Hub Gallery Space, 631 Hogbin Dr - 4 to 28 February
Moree Community Library, 36 Balo St - 5 to 22 March
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 184 Bourke St - 29 March - 11 May
Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George St - 27 March - 28 April
Spiral Gallery, 47 Church St - 2 - 22 May
Griffith City Library, 233 Banna Av - 27 May - 21 June
Grenfell Art Gallery, 88 Main St - 17 June - 26 July
Broken Hill Library, 249 Blende St - 26 June - 30 July
Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction - 28 August - 26 Sept 2019