Cessnock celebrates the art of ageing

Cessnock residents are encouraged to challenge their views on older people by visiting the 2019 Art of Ageing Exhibition in the foyer at Cessnock Library.

Cessnock residents are encouraged to challenge their views on older people by visiting the 2019 Art of Ageing Exhibition in the foyer at Cessnock 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.

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

Library Services Co-ordinator, Rose-marie Walters 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 21 locations and comprises the work of five photographers from Wagga Wagga, Taree, Molong, Mudgee and Goulburn.   The Art of Ageing exhibition will be displayed at Cessnock Library until 24 January 2019.

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

The Cessnock Local Government Area will shortly be celebrating its own seniors with the Seniors Festival 2019 kicking off next month. To see the program visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/seniorsfestival.

 1/4/2019