Kim Sargent-Wishart finds a new currency in aging gracefully

Through the combinination of dance, digital video and a wistful soundtrack, Warrnambool artist Kim Sargent-Wishart has created a unique way of celebrating the beauty of all ages.

Screening for the first time in the Warrnambool Art Gallery, Sargent-Wishart’s four-and-a-half-minute film explores the fluidity of movement and music through bodies and time.

Movement magic: Warrnambool artist Kim Sargent-Wishart is showcasing her unique screendance entitled 'Currency' at the WAG for a recently-extended season. Picture: Rob Gunstone.

Movement magic: Warrnambool artist Kim Sargent-Wishart is showcasing her unique screendance entitled 'Currency' at the WAG for a recently-extended season. Picture: Rob Gunstone.

Filmed in Wangoom, Currency was created in collaboration with a group of Warrnambool dancers, set to a musical score produced by composer Jarrah Wishart.

“It refers to the question of cultural currency, value and visibility, especially that of women, as we age,” Ms Sargent-Wishart said.

The dancers involved span six decades in age, from early teens to mid-sixties.

Ms Sargent-Wishart said the inter-generational cast was used to explore how the age we look can differ from the age we feel. 

‘When I turned 50 I felt like I became invisible,” she said. “But I learnt that ambiguous images just come and go.”