For sick children, art offers a respite from the real world of tests and treatments. Hoping that their artwork will make sick kids smile, almost 900 school children around the state have let loose their creativity, entering artworks into this year’s Operation Art Exhibition.
The Operation Art program has invited kindergarten to year 10 students from schools across New South Wales to create artworks for young patients at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Fifty artworks will be chosen from the entries, and will become a part of the hospital’s permanent art collection. Another 150 artworks will be displayed in regional hospitals.
On 10 September, the public will have a chance to see the winning works at the opening of the 22nd annual Operation Art Exhibition at the Armory Gallery at Sydney Olympic Park. The opening day will include performances by artists from Schools Spectacular, the NSW Public Schools Millennium Marching Band and the PULSE Public Schools Big Band.
The exhibition is free and will be on display from 10 September to 30 October at the Armory Gallery at Sydney Olympic Park.