Wagga Wagga residents are encouraged to challenge their views on older people by visiting the Art of Ageing Exhibition currently showing at the H.R. Gallop Gallery at Charles Sturt University.

A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among the extraordinary older people who feature in the 2018-2019 exhibition, which celebrates the lives of older people living in regional NSW.

The NSW Government commissioned this exhibition to highlight the incredible lives of seniors and promote inclusive communities for all generations.

Minister for Seniors John Sidoti said the exhibition aims to express the joy of ageing and challenge negative perceptions of getting older. “The Art of Ageing exhibition recognises and places value on seniors and their stories,” Mr Sidoti said.

“It is important that we not only celebrate the valuable contributions of seniors, but also challenge ageist stereotypes.”

“Seniors have diverse experiences, knowledge and skills and this exhibition showcases this to the wider community.”

The exhibition will travel to 25 locations and comprises the work of five photographers from Wagga Wagga, Taree, Molong, Mudgee, and Goulburn.