FACS Art of Ageing Exhibition: Artists Chosen From Regional NSW Photographers

Tayla Martin (2016)

Tayla Martin (2016)

It was a tough search, but Art Pharmacy Consulting and FACS finally found our photographers!

Alongside Family & Community Services (FACS), Art Pharmacy are preparing for a groundbreaking new photographic exhibition to be shown in NSW Parliament House early 2018.

Art Pharmacy Consulting was engaged to choose six talented regional photographers to create photographic artworks for the Art of Ageing Exhibition 2018.

Tayla Martin (Wagga Wagga), Connor Coman-Sargent (Dubbo), Tim White (Mudgee), Tina Milson (Yarra) Julie Slavin (Taree) and Kerri Ambler (Orange) are the talented regional photographers who made the cut. They have begun researching local stories and characters that break ageist and normative visual stereotypes.

With a growing ageing population in NSW, this exhibition will aim to challenge the stereotypes surrounding the ageing population, with a series of 30 images by the photographers. It will show the unique and diverse ways in which older people can contribute to, and enhance communities.

Each photograph will be accompanied by a short story, highlighting the subject’s experiences and reflections on ageing.

Through social media and with the help of various regional galleries, we’ve confirmed a group of regional based photographers for the exhibition.

The goal will be to show a variety of cultures and backgrounds; covering topics which support the NSW Ageing policy. This includes intergenerational experiences, elderly people living with disabilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, connecting with Art & Culture, life in rural & remote areas, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, transgender or otherwise LGBTIQ+ identifying.

Stay posted for more updates on our photographers throughout the year!

Giles Colliver