The age-positive, five-year program culminates in a National Finale exhibition in Canberra which showcases 100 selected portraits. The programme and exhibition have been developed and run by Embraced, an organisation which creates community-inclusive projects that use art as a vehicle for positive social change.
Embraced says that for most artists it was an opportunity to meet a centenarian for the first time, and for centenarians it was a chance to share history. For both generations it was a memorable experience exchanging perspectives.
“We need to remember that the older generations have a voice, have lived full and joyous lives with wonderful experiences and we need to honour them in their golden years.”
A total of 908 participants have taken part across VIC, NSW, TAS, QLD, SA, WA, ACT and the NT.
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