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Sat 6 August - Fri 26 August

Opening: Saturday, 6 August, 12 – 2pm
Exhibition dates: 6 – 26 August 2022

Platform presents EXTRAORDINARY LIVES with Kaelene Masters and the residents of Lee Hostel

Incredible lives series is a narrative photographic series which conceptualises the lived experiences of older people living in rural Australia.

Older people who live in residential care and home care can experience significant losses. These losses may include loss of housing, possessions, loved ones, friends, self-determination, pets, independence and social networks to name a few. Often people who live in residential housing can become invisible to society due to multiple factors. These factors may include disability, physical limitations, social anxiety, depression and loss of meaning in their life. These factors have a direct effect on the feeling of loneliness and isolation. These losses would be challenging for any member of the community. These are not the only challenges that confront older Australians, older Australians face misconceptions and negative stereotypes (Diehl et al., 2020).

This body of work captures the stories of people who are often invisible to the community. The aim of this photographic series is to give a voice to older Australians and to address misconceptions and attitudinal barriers within society surrounding ageing. Many ageist beliefs and negative views cause prejudice, discrimination and stigmatisation against older adults. This photographic project aims to address these prejudices, and help mediate the negative aspects of ageing by offering reflection, deeper understanding, shared experiences and meaningful connections

-Kaelene Masters, 2022



Platform Arts Hub Blayney is delighted to be working with Kaelene Masters to take formal photographic portraits and tell the personal narratives of members in our community who are retired or differently abled.


  • The photoshoot and hair styling takes approximately 40 minutes.
  • The photographs will be used in future exhibitions and a digital copy will be gifted to the recipient.
  • This event is at no charge to the sitter, valued at $200
  • The sitter would receive a digital image/ photograph following the photoshoot
  • The photograph will be used for publicity and other materials
  • Places are limited
  • To be eligible, sitters must be over the age of 60 or differently abled

To book a place, email us at


Sat 6 August
Fri 26 August
Event Category:


Platform Arts Hub
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Local government area
Visual arts


Platform Arts Hub: Blayney Railway Station
Blayney Railway Station
Blayney, NSW Australia
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