NSW Government

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:

2018

SYDNEY

Deloitte Consulting, Level 9, 225 George St - 23 April to 6 June

STRATHFIELD

Strathfield Library, 64 High St - 17 May to 15 June

GOSFORD

Gosford Hospital, Holden St (main entrance) - 13 June to 19 October

NOWRA

Shoalhaven Library foyer, 10 Berry St - 20 June to 20 July

SHELLHARBOUR

Shellharbour City Library, 76 Cygnet Av - 25 July to 23 August

PICTON

Picton Shire Hall Art Spaces, Menangle St - 28 August to 21 September

NARELLAN

Narellan Public Library, Cnr Queen and Elyard St - 26 September to 26 October

PARRAMATTA

Parramatta Library (digital exhibition), 1-3 Fitzwilliam St - 1 October to 4 November

KEMPSEY

Kempsey Library, 22 Tozer St, West Kempsey - 31 October to 21 November

TAREE

Manning Regional Art Gallery, 12 Macquarie St - 22 November 2018 to 13 January 2019

MAITLAND

Maitland Library, 480 High St - 26 November to 19 December

CESSNOCK

Cessnock Library foyer, 67/65 Vincent St - 24 December 2018 to 29 January 2019

 

2019

KEMPSEY

Nulla Nulla Gallery at the Slim Dusty Centre, 490 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey - 17 January - 25 March

TOORMINA

Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged Hub Gallery Space, 631 Hogbin Dr - 4 to 28 February

MOREE

Moree Community Library, 36 Balo St - 5 to 22 March

GOULBURN

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, 184 Bourke St - 29 March - 11 May

HORNSBY

Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George St - 27 March - 28 April

BEGA

Spiral Gallery, 47 Church St - 2 - 22 May

GRIFFITH

Griffith City Library, 233 Banna Av - 27 May - 21 June

GRENFELL

Grenfell Art Gallery, 88 Main St - 17 June - 26 July

BROKEN HILL

Broken Hill Library, 249 Blende St - 26 June - 30 July

WAVERLEY

Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction -  28 August - 26 Sept 2019


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