The UNSW Ageing Futures Institute partners with The Big Anxiety for a thought-provoking and iconoclastic program of events representing different views on ageing and what it is to ‘be old’, while challenging the stigma of ageism.

Artists, designers, social commentators and speakers join local councils and communities to explore the joys and anxieties of ageing today, in workshops, panel discussions and with interactive public artworks taking place between 27 September and 9 November 2019.

You’ll meet Viv, a character created from interviews with women with dementia, in the pioneering interactive animation, The Visit – and hear about ageing emerging from the margins in our panel discussion, The Razz. It Feels like Home transforms the thoughts and emotions of Woollahra seniors into visual art, while MATRIX is a new way for older people to share their experiences of and responses to the art of The Big Anxiety.

Credits: The Ageing Program and Ageing Futures Institute are working with Woollahra Municipal Council; Holdsworth Community Centre; TWT; the Bridging Hope Charity Foundation: Ryde Council; North Sydney Council; Willoughby Council; and the Black Dog Institute, UNSW.

More information about The Ageing Program can be found here