Budding artists – in their golden years

November 11, 2014 by Natalie Shymko
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Thirteen residents at Sydney’s Montefiore Home in Randwick entered their artworks to Moriah College’s Artbeat ’14 artshow.

Volunteer Yael Katz with Gertie Huppert, Joyce Schoenheimer, Paul Zeeman and Miriam Palmer

Volunteer Yael Katz with Gertie Huppert, Joyce Schoenheimer, Paul Zeeman and Miriam Palmer

To be part of this intergenerational exhibition and have their artworks displayed in a public forum has created an enormous amount of enthusiasm amongst the residents and has given them a wonderful sense of being part of the community.

Resident, Lotte Lewinsky’s artwork was nominated as a finalist in the ‘over 18 category’. “It is a real treat to have got to this stage,” says Lotte.

Likewise, resident Gertie Huppert says, “I feel wonderful. To think that I am 96 years old and I only started to paint at 92. I am so proud!”

Montefiore residents participate in art sessions 1-2 times a week and are encouraged to relax and celebrate their artistic journey.

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