If given the chance, what would you say to your younger self?

‘Don’t accept knockbacks. Just keep going. Try again and again and again.’

Hindsight participant


Hindsight was a touring exhibition pilot project, celebrating the contribution of older adults to their communities. Representing the changing faces and voices of senior community members, twelve volunteers were photographed and interviewed, culminating in an exhibition responding to the question If given the chance, what would you say to your younger self? New portrait photography was exhibited alongside images of participants’ younger selves, supported by raw interview footage, community engagement activity and social media project #WednesdayWisdom.




During Victorian Seniors Festival 2016, Hindsight was launched at Watsonia Library, including presentations by project participants, the creative team and members of Poets@Watsonia. Hindsight toured Yarra Plenty Regional Library branches and the diverse municipalities of Banyule, Nillumbik and Whittlesea in 2017, encouraging meaningful engagement and connection opportunities at various events, facilities and settings.

Hindsight continues to offer community members of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to explore self-identity and consider their lives – past, present and future. The exhibition can be requested for community events, programs and workshops. Contact Kate Hansen YPRL Arts & Culture Coordinator for more information.

‘Hindsight made me reflect, think and make statements that otherwise would be unexpressed.’

Hindsight participant