Shoalhaven residents are encouraged to challenge their views and celebrate older people by visiting the Art of Ageing exhibition in the Nowra Library on Berry Street next month.
The Art of Ageing exhibition will be held from June 20 June to July 20.
This special exhibition, that celebrates seniors, includes local long-term indigenous resident Alfie from Bomaderry.
Other seniors featured in the photo exhibition that includes everyday people include a learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player.
Alfie’s photo was taken by photographer Tayla Martin.
Tayla is young regional artist who recently graduated from a Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography and Graphic Design) at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.
The exhibition, which captures the lives of older people living in regional NSW, was commissioned by the NSW Government 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,” she said.
“Many older people are artists, athletes, business owners, farmers and volunteers, and this Exhibition challenges people's perceptions."
Come along to the Nowra Library and enjoy the spectacular photography whilst at the same time, search for a great book or two.