Molong local icon, Benny from Benny’s Junkyard, features in the exhibition.
Photo: Kerri Ambler
The NSW Government’s ‘Art of Ageing’ photographic exhibition comes to Twin Towns from 13 to 24 February to coincide with the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival, formerly known as NSW Seniors Week.
Featuring war veterans to proud L-platers, sports enthusiasts, artists and refugees, the exhibition comprises thirty images taken by five talented photographers from regional NSW.
Each image will be projected onto the giant 17 metre by five metre screen on the exterior of the Twin Towns building.
The exhibition celebrates the value, experience and contribution older people bring to our communities and proves older people are anything but clichéd.
It reminds us that older people are not all the same and everyone’s experience of ageing is unique.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said the exhibition demonstrates the diversity and experiences of older 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.”
A short story about each of the individuals in the photos, highlighting their experiences and reflections on ageing, is available at www.facs.nsw.gov.au/inclusion/ageing/artexhibition
Catch the Art of Ageing exhibition on the Twin Towns big screen from 13 to 24 February at 6.10pm Qld, 7.10pm Qld and 8.10pm Qld.
The presentation will run for approximately 50 minutes.
The Art of Ageing is an initiative under the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020 and funded by the NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services.