Art Exhibition – Age is a Privilege Unless You Forget!

Art Exhibition – Age is a Privilege

Art Exhibition Evening

Presenting Debbie Castro’s “Age is a Privilege” Exhibition. The Exhibition features Debbie Castro’s Photographic Artistry “Age is a Privilege Unless You Forget” (As seen in the RHA Gallery), the evening will also include the launch of a new Documentary & the Celebration of our 2023 Achievements! Wine Reception begins at 7pm!

About the Artist & Her Work

Age is a privilege, unless you forget! is an intimate collaboration with the artist’s father, Charles. Multi-layered, it explores the perspective of a person living with dementia with an aim to open up a dialogue for the wider community.

There are no answers and no guarantees with this illness, only that it gets progressively worse. The number of people with dementia by 2051 worldwide is thought to rise to 250 million and as such, needs to be discussed as much as possible now.

Age is a Privilege, Unless You Forget! Encourages visitors to find their own unique way of responding to the show and to experiences they may have had, of witnessing the decline in memory of people in their lives. It is through engagement with the exhibition that viewers will learn more about the experience and practice of the artist, while discovering more about themselves.

At the core of the exhibition, Castro considers the life of her father Charlie and elements of it that she was previously unaware of, before he was diagnosed with dementia eleven years ago, such as his penchant for photography and documenting moments in his everyday life, from site visits for his role as agricultural trader to family holidays and birthday parties.

Debbie Castro _ Press 8

Debbie and Charlie are united by their unique way of seeing and representing the world – in fact, if one were to combine Charlie and Debbie’s photographs, it is quite possible that viewers would struggle to identify the image maker. Connecting their individual practices, the pair found a kind of common ground and Debbie was inspired to not only scan her father’s images, but to manipulate and develop them further on the basis of recorded conversations with him.

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