Grandma Moses: It’s Never Too Late to Learn New Things


Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Budding artists over 50 years of age are being asked to pick up their paint brushes, as entries for the prestigious Grandma Moses Art Exhibition are now open.

In its 34th year, this long-standing fixture on the cultural calendar takes inspiration from the life and work of Anna Mary Robertson, better known as Grandma Moses, who became widely famous for her evocative paintings depicting American rural life, after taking up painting in her seventies.

Central Coast Council Group Leader Customer and Community Relationships Judy Jaeger, said the essence of the competition is that it’s never too late to learn new skills.

“The fact that this competition has been running for more than three decades is a testament to its popularity, both for artists and viewers,” said Ms. Jaeger.

“The Grandma Moses exhibition is more than just a popular art exhibition – it is a celebration of the talents and contributions seniors make to the cultural fabric of our community and highlights continual learning and achievement for people of all ages.”

With over $3000 in prize money on offer, the competition offers avenues for every artistic palette, including; Open (any medium), Watercolour, Novice, Central Coast inspired work (any medium) and a special category for 50+ Leisure & Learning Centre art group members.

Prize-winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 10.30am at the Gosford 50+ Leisure and Learning Centre, located at 217 Albany Street North, Gosford.

Paintings will be on exhibition at the Centre on Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 September 2016 from 10.30am to 4pm.

Entrants must be aged over 50 years of age and be a resident of the Central Coast Local Government Area. Entry is $5 per painting. Entry forms and full entry details are available at

Entries close on Friday 19 August 2016.


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