Ageing through a new lens

Beaudesert Elders display celebrates seniors through art, photos

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Jack Floyd in Beat Boy. Photo: Suzon Fuks

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Jack Floyd in Beat Boy. Photo: Suzon Fuks


Exhibition embraces, honours and celebrates what it means to be an older Australian.


ARTISTS from across Queensland will offer 18 perspectives of ageing in the Elders exhibition opening on July 27.

Presented by Scenic Rim Regional Council at The Centre Beaudesert, the exhibition will feature paintings, photos, works on paper and digital works that embrace, honour and celebrate what it means to be an older Australian.

Elders aims to promote positive perceptions of ageing and challenge stereotypes and age-related barriers that prevent community participation.

It also provides opportunities for community members to share their stories and embrace changing attitudes towards growing older.

Works featured in the exhibition and the accompanying public program kit, Everyone has a Story, will then tour regional centres.

Everyone has a Story is a shared story project for youth and members of the wider community.

A public program kit to be developed from the story project will be available with the exhibition to tour regional centres in south-east Queensland and beyond.

This will enable other communities to develop local partnerships and engage with their younger and older members in creating similar collections of stories, which will help to change attitudes towards ageing.

Meet the artists and join seniors and families to celebrate and honour what it is to be an older Australian at the exhibition launch on July 27.

As light refreshments will be provided, RSVPs are required for catering purposes: call 5540-5050.