Mudgee photographer Tim White’s work has been unveiled as part of the 2018 Art of Ageing exhibition which was launched this week at NSW Parliament House in Sydney.
The full time Thistle Hill wine maker is one of five regional photographers commissioned through the exhibition.
The images feature photographs and stories celebrating the lives of older people living in regional NSW.
Tim traveled to Sydney for the official launch this week, saying, “it was a fantastic project to be a part of”.
Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant has celebrated Tim’s achievements.
“He has done a fantastic job of illustrating how our older residents are living well in the region. I commend Tim for his work portraying the experiences of inspiring seniors like Christine, who recently acquired her learner’s driver licence, and Bechora, who serves up unbeatable Lebanese cuisine at Deeb’s Kitchen.”
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,” Mrs Davies said.
“Many older people are artists, athletes, business owners, farmers and volunteers.
“Through the Exhibition, talented photographers like Tim are challenging stereotypes that surround older people and showcasing the benefits and opportunities of our ageing population.”
The exhibition will be displayed at NSW Parliament House from March 7-28, followed by a showing at the NSW Seniors Festival Expo and a tour of regional NSW.
Tim is now hoping the Mudgee region will be included in the exhibition’s regional tour.
Art of Ageing is one of 55 projects underway to meet the NSW Government’s commitments under the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020 in 2017/2018.
The Year One Progress Report and Year Two Action Plan were launched at the exhibition, which respectively outline the achievements so far under the Strategy and the road map for the year ahead.
The 2018 Art of Ageing exhibition artworks can be viewed online at facs.nsw.gov.au.