New exhibition tackles negative perceptions and celebrates old age

Opening on Friday, 7 July at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in Windsor is an exhibition exploring ideas, experiences and creative responses to notions of ageing in our society and communities. It comprises two parts: an in-house exhibition, Time Leaves its Mark, featuring the work Jo Ernsten, Pablo Grover, Leahlani Johnson, Nicole Toms and David White (with a commissioned series of portraits of senior Hawkesbury artists), as well as a display of photographs titled The Art of Ageing toured by the NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services.

One way or another, all the artists challenge the dominant, often negative, perceptions of ageing, capturing the joys, pains, fears and thrills of the ageing process. Along way, we ask: why is western society so obsessed with youth? And why does the human body degrade so much while the brain often stays relatively young?

The exhibition continues until Thursday, 27 August at the Deerubbin Centre (level one) 300 George Street Windsor.