A new collaborative creative exhibition opens at the Port Macquarie Museum on Monday February 10, 2020 as part of the NSW Seniors Festival.
The museum is also offering open house with free entry for all seniors from February 10 until Saturday February 33, 2020.
Museum volunteer curator Debbie Sommers says the Out of the Frame exhibition features artworks by Port Macquarie U3A textile and fibre artists, Port Macquarie U3A acrylic artists and clients of Manning Support Services and creative ageing practitioner Lisa Hort.
"The narrative for this exhibition was the phrase Out of the Frame with the artists asked to explore the concept of creativity without barriers or boundaries," Ms Sommers said.
"All the artworks demonstrate that working outside a frame enables creativity beyond the regular scope, spaces and dimensions.
"The narrative presented the artists with an opportunity to create the unusual, the remarkable and the extraordinary through embellishment, exaggeration and enhancement.
"We have teamed the creative works with some objects from our collection which are also displayed in the exhibition. The creative works include paper, textile and fibre artworks."
The Port Macquarie Museum has a long-association with the NSW Seniors Festival.
"Most of our 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, celebrate and engage socially and meaningfully with the whole community underpins what we do.
"Our award winning museum would not be what it is today without the contributions of our senior citizens over the past 60 years.
"In fact our museum will reach senior status itself later this year.
"Offering free museum entry for seniors throughout the Seniors Festival is our way of saying a small thank you and recognises the contributions made by all seniors in our community."
The Out of the Frame 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. For more information phone 6583 1108.
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