The Centenarian Portrait Project by Teenagers has seen 100 teenage artists matched with 100 of Queensland´s oldest residents. Together they have forged friendships to treasure between the generations and seen the creation of original art.
The students have skilfully captured a moment of a 100-year life in a portrait. Along with this, the artists also write a text including biographical facts about their subject, interesting stories and approaches to life at 100 and beyond to accompany their work at the exhibition.
103 year old Ruby and 16 year old Casey. Photo courtesy Embraced facebook page
The project promotes inter-generational friendships and gives young Queenslanders the opportunity to understand and fight negative ageing stigma. The free exhibition will run on 31 August 2019 at the Seven Hills Hub, 28 Tallowood Street, Seven Hills. (Off Clearview Terrace)
The exhibition is very timely in that it also coincides with Queensland Seniors Week, which will be celebrated from 17–25 August 2019. Queensland Seniors Week provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections, aligning with the Queensland Government's vision of building age-friendly communities in Queensland.
So get along and see what amazing art and relationships emerge when Australians young and old share time and their stories together.