Louise Hawson Heidi, 67
- Colour photograph
Louise Hawson Margaret, 89
- Colour photograph
About the exhibition
Our community is changing. We are getting older. We are living longer than ever before.By 2031, one in three people in NSW will be aged 50 or over.But older people aren’t all the same. Like the rest of the community, they live diverse lives. How they experience ageing, and how they want to age is unique.
As part of the renewal of the NSW Ageing Strategy, the department of Family and Community Services (FACS) have been documenting the lives of older people with assistance from artist Louise Hawson (www.52suburbs.com). The photos and stories collected make up the Art of Ageing exhibition.
The Art of Ageing exhibition is a photographic display featuring older people in NSW as the subjects of art. Each photograph is accompanied by a story from the photographed participants highlighting their experiences and reflections on ageing. The photographs and stories celebrate the value, experience and contribution older people bring, and challenge out-dated perceptions of ageing.
The first Art of Ageing exhibition was officially launched at Town Hall in October 2016 by the Hon John Ajaka Minister for Ageing. The feedback received from the attendees confirms that the exhibition challenges negative perceptions of ageing and older people, while inspiring a positive vision of ageing.
Building on from the success of the launch, we are looking for partners to tour the exhibition in regional NSW throughout 2017 – 18.
To express interest in holding the exhibition:
- Please read ‘The Art of Ageing exhibition - Regional Tour Guidelines’
- Register your interest in the Smartygrants platform through this link by Tuesday 28 February 2017.
Artists and Curator
Available Dates and
- Available dates
- 31/03/2017 - 31/12/2018
- Exhibition size
- Between 75-100 sq or running metres
- Originating state
- Contact to discuss
- Web Site
- Primary contact
- Jordan Saragih
- NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services (FACS)
- 02 8753 8849
- All photos by Louise Hawson