From the Operation Art Brochure – more info visit www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au
“Operation Art is a program which encourages young people to create artworks for children in hospital. The program involves young people in the special work carried out by The Children’s Hospital at Westmead – a total healing environment where design, decoration, facilities, gardens and art combine with the best possible medical care to help heal all of our patients.
Each year, 50 works from Operation Arts are chosen to become part of the Hospital’s collection, which includes sculptures, paintings, and prints by many well known artists. The art contributed by the Operation Art are some of the most popular pieces in the Hospital’s collection.
Over 70,000 sick children and their families are cared for by the Hospital each year and many more lives are touched through our research into the causes, treatment and cures of childhood diseases. The works from Operation Art will be proudly displayed in the Hospital for these children and their families to enjoy.”
Artworks will be on display until October 27 at the Newington Armory Gallery, Jamieson Street, Newington, Sydney Olympic Park.