The community was invited to contribute memories and stories towards a creative community timeline, which will celebrate and showcase the unique life experiences and diversity of older Melburnians.

From the submissions received, a visual timeline was created to showcase the most important years in the lives of our community.

‘The Years of Our Lives’ was a City of Melbourne initiative in partnership with artist group Radical Attic and older people in the City of Melbourne.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    The Years of Our Lives launch

    19 August to 8 November 2020

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Review submissions

    October - November 2020

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Online exhibiton

    December 2020 - January 2021

Consultation closed

More information

The project concept and designs are delivered by Alia Syed Rose, Brendan Ternus and Shaun Wykes who make up the artistic collective, Radical Attic. Radical Attic specialise in creating innovative and participatory arts experiences with the community, drawing on their individual backgrounds in design, devising and creative education.

Respond to as many questions on the submission form as you like. We encourage you to upload photos to accompany your responses where possible.

Feeling creative? You might like to paint or draw, take a photo of your artwork and upload with your response.

When all submissions have been received, Radical Attic will create a community timeline that will be exhibited via the City of Melbourne website.

You will be invited by email to view The Years of Our Lives community timeline when it is available to view online sometime in later in the year.

For more information or to request assistance please contact City of Melbourne’s Healthy Ageing team on 9658 9190 or email

Alternatively, please contact the project coordinator Sean Fitzgerald directly on 0427 872 516.

Healthy Ageing programs

Try an online exercise class or keep connected by phone. We’re offering a range of programs to help keep you engaged, active and connected.

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Share your unique life experiences

Submit your responses to contribute to The Years of our Lives timeline by 8 November 2020.

2020 Victorian Seniors Festival re-imagined

The Festival is being delivered straight to your home through online performances, zoom recorded interviews, story-telling and radio entertainment.

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