Monday, February 24th, 2014

A photographic exhibition titled ‘Sweet 16’ will be held at the Tap Gallery next month as part of International Women’s Day.

Sydney photographer Yve Lavine has interviewed 16 women aged 60 – 85, asking them to reflect on advice they would give their 16-year-old selves.

The exhibition addresses important themes of career, love and beauty through a series of micro- stories. The project aims at bridging the gap between older and younger women – giving young women the opportunity to learn from the experiences, wisdom and resilience of older women.

“I want to give the world a glimpse of their lives, struggles and triumphs in the hopes that younger women can learn from their challenges,” said Yve.

The exhibition comes at a time where young women are bombarded with stereotypes and unrealistic representations of femininity in the media.

“The exhibition will show a more positive and realistic representation of women,” said Yve.

The exhibition is proudly supported by the Zonta Club of Sydney Breakfast Inc. – a central business district club member of the global organisation Zonta International, who work to improve the status of women worldwide.

Opening Night of the exhibition will be held on Thursday 6 March from 6pm – 8pm. The exhibition will take place in the Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst from 4 March – 9 March between 12pm and 6pm and will coincide with the Women on Boards Art Prize Exhibition for International Women’s Day. The exhibition is free to attend.

‘Sweet 16’ will also be exhibited at the Surry Hills Community Centre and Library during the Head On Photo Festival from 12 May-June.

For more information or to arrange an interview with Yve Lavine, please contact Hollie Azzopardi on 02 9279 0672, or [email protected] 

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