(B)old is a new festival profiling artists aged 65 years and over, who are established in their practise and recognised nationally or internationally for their work. (B)old celebrates great artists who stand the test of time, and who don't shy away from the issues facing them. In industries that often celebrate and cater to the young, when are you truly 'in your prime'? What impact has age had on your artistic practice, and how do you stay relevant?
Liz Aggiss will also be forming part of the Prime panel discussion to dissect the idea of an optimal age at 1pm on Sat 19th May
With changes in health, medicine, work and society, what exactly does it mean to be in your ‘prime’?
Is the idea itself just a fetishisation of youth? Is creativity a function of youth and naivety or time and experience?
A panel discuss ideas around physical, mental and creative peaks, highlighting and celebrating the work of older people in arts and society while also interrogating the effects of life expectancy.