This month, the White Building hosts the first in a series of exhibitions continuing with themes of ageing. ‘Re-imagining ageing‘ is a collaboration between Lab4Living and Sheffield artist Laura Page. It presents films and photographic portraits and stories which reimagine ageing and defy stereotypes of what it is to be older.
Key to Lab4Living’s approach is the use of exhibitions to helps us seek out and frame questions about how we live, and how we see ourselves as we age. Through this exhibition, viewers can reflect, challenge and perhaps re-imagine what it means to grow older.
The 100-year life is a programme of research in Lab4Living which explores the role of design and creative practice in disrupting existing medical, social and cultural discourses around ageing.
Over the last two years, film, photography and creative writing have offered methods to give voice to different perspectives of ageing and in doing so to build understanding of the diverse experiences of individuals across the UK.
As part of a series of linked exhibitions, titled ‘Re-imagining ageing’, we are inviting people from across Sheffield to hear these stories. We hope that in doing so, we will create space to help viewers to reflect, to challenge and perhaps to re-imagine what it means to grow older.
The work has been created through a collaboration between Lab4Living and Sheffield artist Laura Page. Alongside a number of films of older people, we host a series of photographs generated by local communities in and around Sheffield. These include Roshni South Asian Women’s Resource Centre, Poet Debjani Chatterjee and Longley Park College.
A sister exhibition of Laura’s work, Hidden Depths, will be shown simultaneously at Persistence Works, Yorkshire Artspace between 4th and 24th March 2022.
- Exhibition details: The exhibition runs 4th March – 24th March, 2022 at The White Building, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield S1 2AZ
- Opening times: Tuesdays to Thursdays between 10am and 3pm.
- Project partners: A sister exhibition of Laura’s work, Hidden Depths will be shown simultaneously at Persistence Works between 4th and 26th March 2022. Hidden Depths is at Persistence Works Studios, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS
About the artist
The exhibition features work from Roshni South Asian Women’s Resource Centre, Poet Debjani Chatterjee and Longley Park College. It is a collaboration with Laura Page.
Laura Page is an artist, photographer, photojournalist and socially engaged practitioner. Her artwork is a mixture of photography, film, sound and mixed media and she often collaborates with others. Much of her work explores people, society, politics, culture and philosophy.