Our new creative aging feature seeks to shine the spotlight on some of our talented artists and creatives of a certain age. As the title suggests all are aged over 80 but they are still making a significant contribution to the arts landscape of the Mid North Coast and beyond.

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Nicholas Daunt. Painter

To celebrate his 80th birthday Nicholas ran an exhibition, Four Score Years, at the Art Factory in Coffs Harbour in Aug 2017. He has previously exhibited at the Libby Edwards Gallery in Melbourne, the Traffic Jam Gallery in Sydney and the Regional Gallery in Coffs Harbour.

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Mavis Barnes. Events Management

Whether it is taking phone bookings, being on the door, or taking the minutes or executive roles on various committees Mavis remains actively involved in her community today. She represents the many volunteers throughout the towns and villages of the Mid North Coast without whom so many events and arts organizations would simply not happen.

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Annie Georgeson. Designer

How many young Mid North Coast designers are brave enough to establish a new company for a release of their designs via an established Australian company under a licensing arrangement for the international market? Well, that is just what Annie Georgeson has done at the age of 82.

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Kevin Atkins. Musician

Kevin Atkins has been playing piano and organ since he had his first lesson at nine years of age. But, he says, he was in his 80s before he realised other people might also like what he plays…

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Frank Urban. Writer

Drawing on a varied and rich life including since retiring  as Director of the Central Mapping Authority in Bathurst to becoming a dairy farmer in Comboyne and  Secretary of the Comboyne Agricultural Show and now Port Macquarie retiree, Frank Urban has become a prolific writer.

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