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Challenging perceptions of ageing

Deloitte Sydney hosts Art of Ageing exhibition

Deloitte is proud to be hosting the 2018 Art of Ageing Exhibition at our Sydney office on George Street in the CBD.

A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among the extraordinary older people who feature in the 2018 exhibition, which celebrates the lives of older people living in regional NSW.

The NSW Government-commissioned exhibition showcases works from photographers across regional NSW. The works provide insights into the incredible lives of seniors and promote inclusive communities for all generations.

Deloitte Civil Government Lead Partner, Allan Mills, played a key role in bringing the Art of Ageing to Deloitte and noted the exhibition’s recognition of the value, experience and contribution older people bring to society.

“We are excited to host the exhibition for a second time here at the Deloitte office. Challenging stereotypes around older people is a critical part of our strategy on ageing. Without this change we’re losing out on diversity of thought (and economic contribution) which benefits us all.”

Minister for Ageing Tanya Davies said the exhibition demonstrates the diversity and experiences of older people across the state.

“Misconceptions about the lives of older people are prevalent in our community, but the experience of ageing is unique. Many older people are artists, athletes, business owners, farmers and volunteers, and this exhibition challenges people's perceptions."

Deloitte’s NSW Public Sector Lead Partner, Ursula Brennan, said, “NSW Government is leading the conversation by working with corporate partners, such as Deloitte, to transform the state. We are fully committed to diversity and inclusion at Deloitte and ageing is a critical dimension that we all need to be thinking about with a maturing population.”

Public Sector Consulting Partner, Rory Gregg, added, “the work of NSW’s Department of Family and Community Services is critical to the social fabric of the state. We are proud to support them on this initiative and welcome the opportunity to share the exhibition with the 2000 visitors we have each week at Deloitte’s Sydney CBD office.”

The exhibition will travel to 21 locations until July 2019, and comprises the work of five photographers from Wagga Wagga, Taree, Molong, Mudgee, and Goulburn.

The 2018 Art of Ageing exhibition will be displayed at Deloitte, Level 9, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street, Sydney from 23rd April 2018 until 06th June 2018.

The exhibition artworks, stories and photographer biographies can be viewed online

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