That was then, this is now…


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That was Then, This is Now is an intergenerational project seeking to capture the stories of youth from then and comparing it to now. Young people spent time talking and making artwork with the residents; finding out what things were like back then, sharing what life is like now and what is really the same. The project enabled a unique conversation between two groups often distanced from each other where they both share common ground.

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That was Then, This is Now, was made possible thanks to the Australian Government Regional Arts Fund and Country Arts SA. We would like to thank them for supporting this project.

Publication spreads below, photographs throughout by Michal Hughes & Deb Hughes. Background images by Whyalla Aged Care residents with assistance from youth artists.


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