The Wonderful Wrinkles Project
A collection of stories about lives well lived. A celebration of age in all its fabulous glory.
What’s all the fuss about wrinkles? We spend so much time, money and energy trying to iron out, delay and eradicate the lines of time across our skin.
Wrinkles should be celebrated. They are a symbol of wisdom, they give us character, dance across our face when we smile and let others know when we’re down.
We are all born wailing, wrinkly and full of wonder. With each passing day we gather laughter lines, sun spots, saggy bits and scars. When it’s finally time to leave the world behind, we have a collection so unique it’s like our own portable gallery full of experiences, life lessons and memories.
This project captures the lines and lives of the colourful characters I meet during my adventures as a writer. Each one has a certain spark, no matter their age . These are their faces, their hands, their stories.
The collection of stories and pictures will be documented online and will launch at an exhibition at Raidis Estate as part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival (May 19 – 22). Following this, Charlie the van and I will travel across SA to meet a growing list of fabulous folk and natter over a cuppa. This will all add fuel to a mountain of transcribing and a book penned during my residency at SA Writer’s Centre during May and June.
The Wonderful Wrinkles exhibition is on display at Raidis Estate as part of the Penola Coonawarra Arts Festival, May 19 – 22 (and beyond), 147 Church Street, Penola, facebook.com/RaidisEstate, artsfestival.com.au #raidisestate