Sweet 16: What advice would you give your 16 year old self? Yve Lavine

Next date: Monday, 16 May 2022 | 07:00 PM to Saturday, 16 July 2022 | 11:59 PM


The premise was to speak with women over the age of 60 to discover what life was like when they were 16 and what nuggets of advice they might share with their younger selves. This work formed a solo exhibition in the Head On Photo Festival in 2014.  These women’s stories have also been collated and turned into a book during as a project for the artist during the first Covid lockdown. 


I have always had a keen interested in community arts. Believing in the power of art to explore, educate and engage with the difficult questions in life.

Having a solo exhibition as part of the Head On Photo Festival in 2014 was a highlight of my photographic career. My passion in championing social justice and finding a way to bring together my former community work career together with my portrait photography culminated in Sweet16 was a dream come true.

I wanted to create a dialogue between generations and speak with a wide audience. By asking women over 60, "What advice would you give your 16 year old self ?" , I would be shining a light on the experiences of women seldom in the spotlight


Launchpad Event

Thursday. 26 May 2022 | 10:30am - 11:30am

Belmont Library

This Launchpad Exhibition is part of the Lake Macquaire Dobell Festival in June. For a full list of festival event please visit Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival 2022 


  • Saturday, 14 May 2022 | 12:00 AM - Saturday, 16 July 2022 | 11:59 PM


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