Seniors Week at the MCA; Snap and Click

March 26th, 2010


MCA announce a series of photographic workshops for Seniors Week

  • Photographic workshops 1-16 March (fully subscribed)
  • Showcase Exhibition of Workshop Attendees Friday 26 March

Sydney, Australia: The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is delighted to announce a series of photographic workshops for Seniors Week, culminating in a showcase exhibition of photography by Sydney seniors at the Museum on Friday 26 March. The project is generously supported by The Aviiid Foundation.

‘Snap and Click’ will present the creative outcomes of three-day photographic workshops attended by people aged 55 and over. Held between 1 March and 16 March, the workshops are designed for seniors with little or no knowledge of photography and include one-on-one tuition in digital photography conducted by experienced art professionals.
Designed to celebrate the contribution seniors make throughout the community, the ‘Snap and Click’ workshops and touring exhibition also create exciting and interactive learning opportunities for Australia’s older population, while inspiring ordinary Australians with their candid self-expression.

“This is the first time the MCA has undertaken a Seniors Week project on this scale and we have been delighted by the enthusiastic response from willing participants,” said MCA Senior Manager Education and Access, Emma Nicolson.
“There is clearly a thirst for learning among Sydney’s senior citizens and we are so pleased to put them in touch with art professionals. Learning is a fundamental component of the MCA’s remit and this is yet another example of the diverse range of education programs on offer at the MCA, both inside the gallery walls and well beyond,” said Ms Nicolson.

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