ON EXHIBITION @ the Centre Beaudesert

ELDERS

20 PERSPECTIVES ABOUT AGEING

27 JUL - 4 SEPT 2019

OPENING

Sat 27 July 2019, 10am - 2pm 
Community Elders Day 
 

RSVP

5540 5050 |

WHERE

 

 

GALLERY
HOURS

The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert

ALL WELCOME

 

Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm.
Closed public holidays.

Embracing, honouring and rejoicing what it is to be an older Australian.
This exhibition will feature paintings, works on paper, photographs and digital works by Queensland artists.  

The exhibition theme is 'to celebrate our elders and help shift our views on ageing and age-related barriers that prevent community participation'. This exhibition aims to promote positive perceptions of ageing and challenge people to rethink stereotypes. It also provides opportunities for communities to share their stories and embrace changed attitudes towards ageing.

The exhibition also features a local story project of shared stories. This intergenerational exchange brings together young people with older community members to gather and capture their stories. This public program will also include reflections of young family members as they share their views of their elders.

This exhibition and supporting public program of intergenerational exchange and shared stories will be also available to tour Queensland communities.


CALLING FOR ARTWORK ENTRIES for exhibition and regional tour 

Scenic Rim Regional Council is calling for entries from Queensland artists, photographers, digital media and filmmakers to respond to the theme 'celebrating our elders and help shift our views on ageing and age-related barriers that prevent community participation'.  20 artworks will be selected for exhibition at The Centre Beaudesert July-Sept 2019 and the subsequent tour in 2020.  For more info & how to submit your entry


CALLING FOR STORIES : EVERYONE HAS A STORY Public Program

Everyone has a Story is an intergenerational exchange shared story project with youth and residents at Aged Care facilities and members of community.

The program brings together young people through high school student participation and family members with older community members to gather, document and record their stories.   This program will also include reflections of young family members as they share their views of their elders eg. 'My Gran used to be a...'  or 'My Pop is my hero because …'   Where appropriate, these will be included within the exhibition either as transcript panels, video, audio etc.  Please consider including photograph/s with your story. The photo could include a historical image connected with the person's story and picture of the person sharing the story to link them together.  Eg. if the person is talking about their childhood, they could provide a picture of themselves at that age and another picture of them now.  Fred talking about his job - picture at work or workplace in past and picture of Fred now.  

Themes could include: Early years recollections; Activities, past times, jobs, interests; Significant events, memorable occasions; Something that changed my life; Family.

Format & length:  Story length: 250 words plus photo/s. Video format and length: MP4 max length 5 minutes.

A public program kit of this intergenerational story project model will also be developed during this process. The exhibition and supporting Public Program kit will then be available to tour to regional centres in SEQ and beyond. This will enable other communities to develop local partnerships and engage with their younger and older community to create similar collections of stories and help change attitudes towards ageing.

Do you have a story to share or wish to be involved?  We are keen to hear from you!

Enquiries: Ph 5540 5050  Email 
Register your interest to submit a story by 1 June: Complete & email the Registration Form

An Age-Friendly Scenic Rim project supported by the Queensland Government