'Behold Old Age'
"It's the world's pity, that weak and ignorant beings, drunk with the vanity of youth, do not behold old age..." Siddhartha. Gillian Nugent's work is based around dissertation research on representations and images of women. It particularly focused on society's complicated relationship with ageing women. This series of images of elderly women tries not to play to people's prejudices or revert to negative stereotypes. The physicality of the subjects aims to get the viewer to recognize that they are the future dwelling place of old age; the dignity of the subjects aims to get the viewer to realize that old age is a privilege and not a curse.
Jenny Anderson • Stuart Armit • Tom Barker • Jonathan Carson • Emma Dawn Coote • Kirstin Cunningham • Felix Davey • James Fortune • Robyn-Leigh Gibson • Catriona Hoon • Roddy McIntosh • Kelly Neilson • Lyndsey Norton • Gillian Nugent • Nick Paton • Louise Robinson • Chloe Thompson •