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The Art of Ageing exhibition launch


The Art of Ageing exhibition launch

Status: Ongoing

Evaluated

Sydney Australia
Print this page City population: 500000019% over 60Practice started in 2016

Summary

The NSW Ageing Strategy 2016 – 2020 is committed to addressing ageism by showcasing the diversity of life stories of older people in NSW with the aim of challenging the prevalence of negative perceptions of ageing and older people. Under this commitment, the first Art of Ageing exhibition was launched at Sydney Lower Town Hall on 21 October 2016. The Art of Ageing exhibition is a photographic exhibition featuring older people in NSW as the subjects of art. The exhibition celebrates the rich and diverse lives of older people living in NSW. Each photograph is accompanied by a story from the photographed participants highlighting their experiences and reflections of ageing. Feedback received from people who have viewed the exhibition launch has confirmed that the exhibition has been able to challenge perceptions of ageing and of older people and inspired a positive vision of ageing. The exhibition will be touring to regional areas in NSW to expand its reach.

Website: http://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/artofageing

Key facts

Main target group: Older people in general

Other target group(s): Younger people and businesses. Research by the Australian Human Rights Commission indicates that there is a prevalence of negative perceptions of ageing and older people among these groups.

Sector(s): Social protection

Desired outcome for older people:
Build and maintain relationships

Other issues the Age-friendly practice aims to address:
  • Ageism
  • Intergenerational activities

Contact details

Name: Saragih, Jordan

Email address: jordan.saragih@facs.nsw.gov.au

Preferred language(s): English

Age-friendly practice in detail (click to expand):

Engaging the wider community
Moving forward
Looking back