A new exhibition, Postcard Connections, is now open at the Port Macquarie Museum.
It was officially launched on April 5 by Leslie Williams, Member for Port Macquarie.
The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between creative ageing practitioner, Lisa Hort, Port Macquarie U3A textile artists and Port Macquarie Museum.
The exhibition features postcard artworks by Omnicare Respite Centre clients, Good Samaritan Christenson Village residents (Canada) as part of a postal art swap, and Port Macquarie U3A textile artists, and the objects from the Port Macquarie Museum’s collection which inspired the artworks.
‘'The idea for the exhibition came about through discussions and our work with local artist and creative ageing practitioner Lisa Hort and Port Macquarie U3A artists,” museum curator Debbie Sommers said.
“The exhibition features paper and textile works by 20 local artists. Visits to the museum and handling museum objects became the inspiration for all the works and some of the textile postcards featured in the exhibition were worked on both groups of local artists.
“The exhibition showcases the creative talents of our diverse community and it has been a pleasure to work with all the participants. It has certainly been a delight to see our collection used to inspire such creativity. ”
The Postcards Connections exhibition is supported by a NSW Seniors Festival Grant and is on show at the Port Macquarie Museum until April 30.