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Albany retirement village residents create artworks for Ingenia Gardens tea towel design competition

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Ingenia Gardens Yakamia residents Anita jay, Emily Geerling, Elwynne Preston and Carmen Grobisia with their artworks.
Camera IconIngenia Gardens Yakamia residents Anita jay, Emily Geerling, Elwynne Preston and Carmen Grobisia with their artworks. Credit: Ingenia Gardens

Seniors at an Albany retirement village are taking part in an Australia-wide initiative to design artworks with the chance of having them featured on tea towels.

Ingenia Gardens Yakamia residents have created artworks as part of a national competition across Ingenia Gardens communities.

Residents were able to choose from a range of art mediums including acrylic paints, watercolour paints, coloured pencils or graphite pencils.

They will be judged by residents and Ingenia Gardens staff across Australia, with each winner to receive a $100 cash prize.

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Their artwork will feature on tea towels that will be gifted to friends and neighbours and included in welcome packs for new residents when they move into the communities.

Ingenia Gardens Yakamia residents’ artworks.
Camera IconIngenia Gardens Yakamia residents’ artworks. Credit: Ingenia Gardens

The community with the most entries will receive a $2000 facilities investment budget, with the runner-up community to receive $1000.

The winners will be announced on October 14.

Ingenia Gardens Yakamia community manager Jennifer Lonsdale said her residents were thrilled to be involved.

“They’re all very excited to get together for our weekly art sessions where they can work on their projects as a group,” she said.

“We’ve named it the ‘Arty Party’ and will offer food and drinks to make it a full-blown event.

“Residents are loving the opportunity to win some prizes out of this contest.

“I’m expecting some will take this very seriously and try to take out first place.”

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