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GRIFFITH CITY LIBRARY CELEBRATES THE ART OF AGEING

Griffith residents are encouraged to challenge their views on older people by visiting the 2018 Art of Ageing Exhibition at the Griffith City Library.

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

Griffith City Library Manager, Karen Tagliapietra, is urging locals to view the thought-provoking exhibition from Wednesday, 29 May until Friday 21 June 2019.

“The images in this exhibition show some truly inspiring older people,” she said.

“It is a wonderful way to remind us all never to underestimate anyone, especially the older residents in our community.”

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 25 locations through to December 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 Griffith City Library from Wednesday 29 May until Friday, 21 June 2019.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this exhibition contains images of deceased persons.

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

 

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