Infinite Variety is a photographic exhibition celebrating the beauty of the ageing female face, curated by actor and RSC Associate Artist Harriet Walter.

The exhibition showcases portraits of women over 50 from all walks of life. It includes famous faces such as Shirley Eaton, Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger and many others in a unique celebration of growing older.

Infinite Variety depicts the reality of ageing and invites us to find beauty where we rarely look for it.

6 September 2014 - 4 January 2015
Ferguson Room, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Some of these are well-known, some are facing the glare of public scrutiny for the first time.

In this collection of portraits by a variety of remarkable photographers, Harriet reflects on the process of ageing in a society where older women are often rendered invisible, and asks why their often extraordinary stories are not portrayed in the theatre and in film.

Grief and loss, joy and playfulness, humour and tenacity are all present in these pages, showing the grit and determination of older women looking age in the eye and offering some wonderful role models for younger women looking forward.

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