Wollondilly Celebrates the Art of Ageing

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Wollondilly Celebrates the Art of Ageing

Posted on: 07.08.2018

Wollondilly residents are encouraged to challenge their views on older people by visiting the 2018 Art of Ageing Exhibition in the Picton Shire Hall.

A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among the extraordinary older people who feature in the 2018 exhibition, which celebrates the lives of older people living in regional NSW.

The NSW Government commissioned this exhibition to highlight the incredible lives of seniors and promote inclusive communities for all generations.

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said, “The exhibition aims to challenge perceptions of ageing and demonstrate the diversity and experiences of older people across the state.”

“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."

The exhibition will travel to 21 locations to July 2019, and comprises the work of five photographers from Wagga Wagga, Taree, Molong, Mudgee, and Goulburn.

The 2018 Art of Ageing exhibition will be displayed in the Picton Shire Hall from 29 August 2018 until 21 September 2018.

The exhibition artworks, stories and photographer biographies can be viewed online at https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/about/inclusion/ageing/art-exhibition