Ronnie Howard still dancing, 2014 by Ivan Gaal

image of Ronnie Howard still dancing 2014 by Ivan Gaal

Artist's statement

Ronnie Howard turned 99 years old in January 2015. For the last 33 years he has been a well-known personality in the Warburton community in Victoria. His love of dancing and singing is still alive within him. Bill Howard, his late son, was a member of the Red Onion Jazz Band in the 1960s. I photographed him in front of the Mechanics Hall stage. He was instrumental in the restoration of the Hall, which had fallen into despair. It is now the centre point of community life and culture. As a further contribution, Ronnie donated a piano in 2006.