Winter Fires, Art and Agency in Old Age will be published by Baring Foundation on 27 November 2012 and will be available shortly afterwards.
Winter Fires draws on meetings with about thirty artists who were born between the 1920s and the 1940s to explore how artistic creation can shape the experience of ageing. It argues that art offers those who practise it a distinctive and empowering form of agency – and one that need not diminish with age. It includes full colour portraits by Mik Godley of some of the contributors.
The final revisions are being made over the next two weeks and then the text will go for design and printing. The book will be available through the Foundation (details will follow) and a PDF version will be on this website.More information will be posted as it becomes available.