87-year-old South West Rocks resident Rita Lucas and Mid Coast photographer Julie Slavin will both be celebrated in a groundbreaking art exhibition to be held at NSW Parliament House in March.
What: Art of Ageing Photographic Exhibition
When: Wednesday March 14 – Wednesday March 28
Where: Parliament House, Sydney
The Art of Ageing photographic exhibition has been created in the context of a growing population of elderly people in NSW with the aim of challenging social stereotypes around old age.
By highlighting the unique and diverse ways in which older people enhance communities, and by exploring the personal stories of each photographic subject, the exhibition hopes to break down ageist assumptions.
South West Rocks resident Rita Lucas will feature in the exhibition, photographed by Julie Slavin.
Ms Lucas is a long-time member of the South West Rocks Country Club and the author of Roaming and Rootless, an autobiography narrating her life adventures including her childhood in India, her life in Britain and finally, in Australia.
The exhibition is coordinated by online art retailer Art Pharmacy, an avid supporter of Australian artists, and the NSW government Family and Community Services (FACS) body, which supports vulnerable members of the Australian community.
The exhibition coordinators targeted regional photographers specifically to create the photographic exhibition which will open on Wednesday March 14 at the NSW Parliament House in Sydney. The exhibition will then tour various regional galleries in NSW.