Spring Art Exhibitions 2019
19 September – 28 November

The third rotation of exhibitions for 2019 will see five incredible displays fill the corridors of the Hospital from Thursday 19 September to Thursday 28 November 2019.

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 info@schf.org.au.

H...is for Happiness

Following a very well received exhibition in 2018, Rachel Carroll returns to the Hospital with "H...is for Happiness" - a collection of works which continue to celebrate her love of animals and Australian native flora and fauna. Carroll's works combine her key interests, expressionist painting and environmentalist sensibilities, to create an exhibition which transports the viewer into a creative place where they can feel closer to nature.

Image: Kookaburras Fred and Daphne in Conversation (2019) Rachel Carroll

Arunan's Nature

Arunan Dharmalingam is a Sydney based artist living with autism, who loves to produce colourful and thoughtful artworks. Arunan is for the most part non-verbal, communicating his thoughts and feelings using Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) with visuals, gestures and through his art. Arunan, who last displayed artworks in the Hospital in 2017, now returns with the exhibition "Arunan's Nature" featuring his most recently created artworks.

Image:Banana Tree (2019) Arunan Dharmalingam

INSPIRE! Annual School Art Prize

Level 1 will host the return of the “INSPIRE! Annual School Art Prize”. This year the Art Program has selected St Peters Public School to be our "INSPIRE! School of the Year". Our key kids-helping-kids exhibition will include a huge array of artworks made by the school students to inspire the patients and families of the hospital. The students have explored the notion of "biomimicry" and have produced stunning artworks inspired by life!

Image: Inspired by Life by St Peters Public School INSPIRE!


Jane Stadermann is an illustrator, storyteller and artist whose work revolves around her characterised animals and their bonds of friendships. "Buddies" on level 1 will explore Stadermann's cheeky and fun filled characters who are sure to bring out the child in all of us.

Image: Fox and Gingerbread man (2019) Jane Stadermann

Music Looks Better With You

Music Therapy is a vital service which employs the creative use of music to address an individual's physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs. The Art Program has teamed up with the Hospital's Music Therapy team to create “Music Looks Better With You, an exhibition of colourful posters made by patients and siblings inspired by their favourite music.

Image: Thomas (2019) Jason (SCH Patient - 4 years old)

RSVP to the Spring Art Exhibitions opening

Date: Thursday 19th September 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (speeches at 6:15pm)
Venue: Sunny's Cafe - Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Level 0 (High Street entrance)

Please complete the form below to RSVP to the opening.