A new exhibition, Where We Call Home, is now open at the Port Macquarie Museum to celebrate the 2019 NSW Seniors Festival.
The exhibition features artworks by Omnicare Alliance Creative Connection program participants and Port Macquarie U3A textile and fibre artists teamed with photographs by Port Macquarie U3A photography group and objects from the Port Macquarie Museum’s collection.
“The narrative for this exhibition was the phrase ‘Where we call home’ with the artists asked to create something about where they live, a favourite place or special memory," Debbie Sommers, Port Macquarie Museum’s volunteer curator, said.
"The U3A textile and fibre artists collaborated with their photography group colleagues, 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."
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. Supporting older residents to live, work, play and engage socially and meaningfully with the whole community underpins what we do," Ms Sommers said.
The exhibition is supported by a NSW Seniors Festival Grant from the NSW Government.
The exhibition continues until March 31.