For Prosperity’s Sake - Seniors Stories of Leeton is a 2014/2015 Western Riverina Arts Creative History Project facilitated by Author and Artist, Louise Cooper, with funding from Regional Arts NSW Creative Ageing Fund.
For the project Western Riverina Arts partner with Leeton community groups, including the Returned Soldiers League, Country Women's Association and Rotary, to deliver a self-publishing project for seniors as well as intergenerational schools-based art workshops.
The project entailed the interviewing of Seniors over the age of 60 who are residents in the Leeton Shire. The overall aim was to produce a collaborative oral history archive. Seniors were interviewed about their life and childhood stories. The archive is available online as audio and visual slides and as a compiled book.
Louise Cooper also ran free weekly craft workshops for Seniors with a focus on photography to allow Seniors to tour Leeton and take photos of where their memories were made.
The final outcome of For Prosperity's Sake was launched at a public exhibition and screening in May 2015.