'Coming of Age: The Art and Science of Ageing' at The Great North Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
I was thrilled to be a part of the 'Coming of Age' Exhibition in Newcastle at the beginning of the year. The first exhibition of its kind to explore age and the ageing process in depth, the show forms part of Newcastle University's Changing Age campaign, which seeks to challenge the negative perceptions about older people in society. Featuring works by Degas, Renoir, Henry Moore, Maggi Hambling, Jennie Pedley, John Coplans, Melanie Manchot and others. The exhibition draws together a range of historic and contemporary artworks showing the many different ways artists have examined the effects, the wisdom and the achievements of ageing. It explores the phenomenon of increased longevity and celebrates the triumphs and vitality of older age.