19 March – 4 June 2020
This will be the first rotation of the exhibitions for 2020. Seven incredible displays will fill the corridors of the Hospital from 19 March until 4 June.
The Art Program uses the visual arts in all forms to transform Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, into a place of wonder and respite, creating conversations between artists and patients.
Through the Collection and Exhibition Program, the Art Program also provides opportunities for emerging artists to showcase their talents.
"We Walk This Land Together" - Eggpicnic
After a stunning exhibition in 2016, and a series of workshops with patients and siblings, Eggpicnic return to the Hospital with another exhibition of striking designs with an important message. “We Walk This Land Together” stresses the importance of protecting Australia’s unique animals and 800 native bird species – half of which are fond nowhere else in the world. This vibrant collection of Fairy-Wrens and more, is a great reminder to respect our shared landscape through these crucial times of change.
Image: We Walk This Land Together (2019) ©Eggpicnic
"Through the Modernist Window" - Shana Danon (Emilio Frank Design)
“Through the Modernist Window” by Shana Danon (Emilio Frank Design), captures the beauty in everyday moments, offering her audience a different perspective. The exhibition reflects the power of community, connection to each other and our local urban landscape – narrated by Shana’s organic line-work, vibrant colour and touch of whimsy.
Image: Through the Modernist Window (2020) Emilio Frank Design
"Dream Lands" - Vanessa Wright
Having spent time in hospital as a child and being an environmentalist, Sydney based illustrator Vanessa Wright wanted to explore how dreams can transport sick children and endangered animals to their favourite places. For a sick child this could be spending time with family at home, or for an endangered animal, acres of lush and abundant habitat. “Dream Lands” also features poems by Katie Akpo-Sani.
Image: Dreamlands (2019) Vanessa Wright
"When I was a Bird" and "Finding Joy" - Kelcie Bryant-Duguid
Featuring two collections of work, “When I was a Bird” and “Finding Joy”, Kelcie Bryant- Duguid’s work explores themes of place and home. As a parent of a child that has spent many months in hospitals with multiple visits, the art located in the hospital and the surrounding gardens were a source of great comfort. Her art-making reflects this experience. Duguid’s exhibition acknowledges how the Hospital becomes home and the importance of home to sick families. The works also feature elements of birds and plants, reminiscent of her adventures growing up on a farm.
Image: When I was a bird No.6 (2020) Kelcie Bryant-Duguid
"Travel in the Mountains and Water" - Li Ming, presented by Head On Photo Festival
Li Ming lives and works in Yichang, Hubei province, Peoples Republic of China. His exhibition, “Travel in the Mountains and Water” Presented by Head On Photo Festival, explores the human connection with nature and landscape during travel. His work captures the intimate physical and psychological moments a traveller can experience in the wild landscape.
Image: Travel in the Mountains and Water (2019) Li Ming
"My Illness Won't Stop Me" - Chronic Illness Peer Support
The Chronic Illness Peer Support program (ChIPS) is an incredibly rewarding Sydney Children’s Hospital Network initiative and peer support program, for young people aged 12-25 living with a chronic illness. This program is a wonderful opportunity for patients and siblings to connect and learn with others, make friends and find support through shared experiences.
The Youth Arts Program (YAP) has previously worked with young people in the ChIPS program to help improve their experience in hospital and access to chronic illness support services. This unique approach is an alternate way of looking at illness and accessing care, through creative processes. “My Illness Won’t Stop Me” will exhibit artworks from the members of ChIPS.
"Operation Art 2019 Touring Exhibition" - Artworks from schools across NSW in support of The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Level 2 will see the return of the “Operation Art 2019 Touring Exhibition”. Every year, schools across New South Wales are invited to participate in Operation Art, a collaboration between The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the New South Wales Department of Education. 50 chosen artworks from the 2019 Operation Art Main Exhibition will be on display in the Hospital, creating a forum for schools and students to demonstrate their stunning visual arts masterpieces.
About the Art Program
The Art Program uses the visual arts in all forms to transform Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick into a place of wonder and respite, creating dialogues between artists and patients. Through the Collection and Exhibition Program, the Art Program also provides opportunities for emerging artists to showcase their talents.
Many of the artworks on display are available to purchase, with a portion of each sale going to support the Foundation. For more information about purchasing artworks please contact the Art Program by phone 02 9382 1188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.