The curators, coordinators and volunteers of Flesh After Fifty recognise the visible and invisible differences that exist between people, including (but not limited to) race, colour, physical features, sex, sexual preference, gender identity, lawful sexual activity, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, breast feeding, carer responsibilities, religion, political opinion, national extraction, social origin, industrial activity or trade union membership.
In programming this exhibition and series of events the curators and coordinators approached artists, presenters and participants who in their practice were engaging with themes around ageing women. These practitioners represented a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as we tried to ensure a multiplicity of voices, images and ideas were included.
The resulting exhibition and accompanying public programs include ATSI, CALD and LGBTQI artists, performers and speakers. Flesh After Fifty acknowledges that not every voice has been represented in this iteration of the project, but it was our intention to start a conversation around the issues of health and visibility of all older women. The organisers will continue to expand opportunities for inclusion and we welcome feedback, advice and support in furthering this conversation.