Hotham Street Ladies as part of Flesh after Fifty

Saturday 28 March 2020 - Sunday 03 May 2020

Image courtesy of Hotham Street Ladies

Please note this event has been postponed. Please check the Flesh after Fifty website for updates.  

We live in a society swamped with images, where high value is placed on physical appearance and an association between attractiveness and youth, particularly for women. Flesh after Fifty explores and challenges negative stereotypes of aging while celebrating and promoting positive images of older women through art.

Australian artists have a history of photographing, painting and sculpting the female form, mostly by and for men whose interest in exploring youth, vulnerability and beauty has dominated the images we recognise. The way in which artists portray older women often reflects public attitudes. Images of older women have changed over the last century as fashion, community, politics and society have changed. Much of the time, images of older women are absent altogether. Some artists, however, are able to rise above fashion and convention to externalise personal desires and aspirations that challenge received perceptions and expectations.

Hotham Street Ladies present a major new installation work for Flesh after Fifty in the Abbotsford Convent Laundry. The work is one of ten newly commissioned installations that explore social issues, health and empowerment of older women. 



Abbotsford Convent Laundry


Date and time:
Saturday 28 March 2020 - Sunday 03 May 2020

1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford