Changing perceptions of elders in stock photography
Old Stock New Stock is a series of ambitious artwork that confronts perceptions of ageing and retirement. From engineering experts, to daring DJs and poignant poets, meet our collaborators and their fascinating lives!
You can find our portraits located at community spaces throughout Greater Manchester or view them on our website, alongside fantastic content created by our collective by clicking the links below.
Discover the inspiration behind Glyn’s portrait and listen to his exclusive theme tune by clicking here.
Location: Cadishead Public Band Community Hall
Locklands Lane, Irlam, Manchester M44 6RB
Meet Pauline and read her beautiful poetry by clicking here.
Location: Radcliffe Library
Stand Lane, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 1JA
Barry and Brenda
Get to know our favourite couple- Barry and Brenda by clicking here.
Location: East Oldham Methodist Church
28 Ripponden Rd, Oldham OL4 2RY
Discover Jagruti’s story as a trailblazing engineer by clicking here.
Location: Gallery Oldham
35 Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL
Janet and Cindy
Join Janet and Cindy for a charity shop session like no other by clicking here.
Location: Eccles Train Station
Eccles, Manchester, M30 0DL
Learn about DJ John’s love of broadcasting and breaking news by clicking here.
Location: Eccles Library
142 Church Street, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0LS
Rain stopped play on our shoot with Lesley, however we promise the final portrait will be worth the wait!
Location: Coming soon
Old Stock New Stock, started back in 2018, as part of The Golden Years’ Caravan, a roving cinema and art gallery featuring a series of portraits that confronted perceptions of ageing and retirement. The Golden Years’ Caravan travelled all over Greater Manchester, reaching 1067 visitors and engaging 68 elders.
Reconnecting during lockdown
Eager to continue to engage with our elders, over lockdown we paired 25 elders with 5 Greater Manchester artists with the simple aim of connecting with one another. Over 150 hours of conversation took place between our creative collective, and during that time they laughed together, sang together, drew portraits, wrote poems, talked politics and pandemics, shared life stories and recipes, created maps and imagined fantasy lands together. Several of the Dial Collective have become our Old Stock New Stock collaborators, as we’ve continued to work together to develop a series of portraits that showcase their interests.
Old Stock New Stock: Conceived and Curated by Art with Heart
Associate Producer: Megan Holland
Photography Exhibition by Joe Smith, facilitator Chelsea Morgan, and collaborators from Dial
Branding: Studio Baba
Audio descriptions: Elizabeth Wainwright
Funders and Partners
Old Stock New Stock has been made possible by the generous support of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
With special thanks to: Reform Radio, The Naz, Eccles Library, Cadishead Public Band Hall, Freccles, Radcliffe Library, Gallery Oldham, East Oldham Methodist Church and Sarah Spencer.