A new creative exhibition opens at the Port Macquarie Museum on Monday February 11.
The exhibition is part of the NSW Seniors Festival.
The museum is also offering open house with free entry for all seniors from during the course of the exhibition which ends on February 23, 2019, said volunteer curator Debbie Sommers.
“’Where we call home’ features artworks and photographs by Omnicare Alliance Creative Connection Program clients, Port Macquarie U3A textile and fibre artists, and Port Macquarie U3A photography group”, Ms Sommers said.
“The narrative for this exhibition was the phrase ‘Where we call home’ with the artists and photographers asked to create something about where they live, a favourite place or special memory.”
The U3A textile and fibre artists collaborated with their photography group colleagues with their artworks inspired by specific photographs.
“All the artworks and photographs reflect aspects of identity, place and the things that are meaningful to the artists,” Ms Sommers said.
“We have teamed the creative works with some special objects from our collection which are also displayed in the exhibition.
We have teamed the creative works with some special objects from our collection which are also displayed in the exhibition.- Debbie Sommers
“The creative works include paper, textile and fibre artwork and photographs.”
Omnicare Alliance Creative Connection Program clients worked with local artist and Creative Ageing Practitioner, Lisa Hort to create their artwork for the exhibition.
“We worked with our artists to explore their connections to place, using new mediums such as textile printing and stitching,” Ms Hort said.
“Our work included researching historical maps and aerial photographs then reproducing these on canvas to create works that reflect my client’s journeys to and from home and the places that are special to them.”
The Port Macquarie Museum has a long-association with the NSW Seniors Festival.
“Most of our 60 volunteers are seniors, and we understand and value the important role that seniors have in our wider community and at our museum,” Ms Sommers said.
“Supporting older residents to live, work, play and engage socially and meaningfully with the whole community underpins what we do.”
The ‘Where we call home’ exhibition is supported by a NSW Seniors Festival Grant from the NSW Government.
The exhibition continues until March 31.
The Port Macquarie Museum is located at 22 Clarence Street, Port Macquarie, within Port Macquarie’s cultural precinct. Enquiries phone 6583 1108.
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