In these days of obsession with youth, where only young beauty seems to be valued, signs of encroaching age are loathed as reminders of a process of ultimate decay.
But older women cannot be as beautifully young as the young, so why try? Why not celebrate the gains in depth, personality and individuality that are traded for the superficial sheen of youth? Why not learn to love grey, silver and delicately etched lines?
Curated by actress Harriet Walter, this exhibition celebrates the beauty of the ageing female face.