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Lola McHarg, 60
from the Women over sixty series 1991

gelatin silver photograph, fibre-tipped pen
27.0 × 28.1 cm (image)
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on mount l.l.: Lola McHarg, 60
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on mount l.c.l.: I learnt to tap dance for my 60th. birthday party. It was a wonderful (th. underlined) / celebration. The glorious thing about being 60 is that I’m not shy like I / used to be. I’ll speak out about anything, anywhere. / What I hate is that feeling that I’ve become invisible. At a bar, young / men and women will get served before me. / You certainly become a-sexual to men. once you’s stopped being seen / as available and sexual some people seem to think all your / faculties have gone. That’s very hard to deal with. / I work hard at keeping fit - I have to - I’ve gat a bad back. / I swim and walk, and do yoga and tap. I expect to be as fit as I / am now when I’m 70.
inscribed in pencil on reverse l.c.: Lola McHarg 1 (with text) (1 in a circle) / Ruth Maddison
Accession Number
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1995
© Ruth Maddison
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
Gallery location
Not on display