Charles Sturt hosts photo exhibition celebrating the ‘Art of Ageing’

10 SEPTEMBER 2019

Charles Sturt hosts photo exhibition celebrating the ‘Art of Ageing’

Photography exhibition at Charles Sturt's H.R Gallop Gallery challenges traditional views on ageing and celebrates diversity.

  • Art of Ageing exhibition will be at the H.R Gallop Gallery at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga until Friday 20 September
  • Exhibition uses photography to celebrate the diverselives led by older Australians in regional NSW
  • The exhibition will travel to 25 locations, including Wagga Wagga and Goulburn

Residents are encouraged to challenge their views on older people by visiting the Art of Ageing exhibition currently showing at the H.R. Gallop Gallery at Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) in Wagga Wagga

A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among the extraordinary older people who feature in the 2018-2019 exhibition, which celebrates the lives of older people living in regional NSW through photography.

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

Minister for Seniors and Veterans the Hon. John Sidoti said the exhibition aims to express the joy of ageing and challenge negative perceptions of getting older.

“The Art of Ageing exhibition recognises and places value on seniors and their stories,” Mr Sidoti said.

“It is important that we not only celebrate the valuable contributions of seniors, but also challenge ageist stereotypes.

“Seniors have diverse experiences, knowledge and skills and this exhibition showcases this to the wider community.”

The exhibition will travel to 25 locations and comprises the work of five photographers from Wagga Wagga, Taree, Molong, Mudgee, and Goulburn.

Art of Ageing exhibitionThe Art of Ageing exhibition will be displayed in the H.R Gallop Gallery at Charles Sturt in Wagga Wagga until Friday 20 September. Members from the public can visit the exhibition from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

The exhibition’s overview and photographs can be viewed online.

There will be an official morning tea to mark the end of the exhibition at the H.R Gallop Gallery on Monday 16 September from 10.30am to 11.30am.

There will be closing remarks by Associate Professor Maree Bernoth from Charles Sturt at 11am.

All are invited for a cup of tea and a scone while viewing this fantastic exhibition or meeting some of the artists or individuals featured in the photographs.

During the morning tea, Charles Sturt photography students will have a portrait booth set up for guests to have a free professional portrait made, providing the perfect opportunity to update social media and online dating profiles.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews, contact Nicole Barlow at Charles Sturt Media on 0429 217 026 or news@csu.edu.au.

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