July – September 2020
The Art Program is working with the Hospital to deliver creative exhibitions for the benefit of our current patients, families and staff. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions put in place to manage COVID-19, we are unable to invite families and guests to the Hospital to view these displays. However, many of our exhibitions will be available to view online.
The second rotation of exhibitions for 2020 will see four incredible displays fill the corridors of the Hospital from July until September 2020.
A Little Piece of Me
A collaborative arts project between artist Andrew Christie, the Art Program and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Palliative Care teams which explores the many influences that shape the identities of developing children and young people. Featuring 52 patient families, the exhibition will feature an intimate and unique pixel portrait of each child and celebrates the importance of understanding the many facets of identities in developing children and young people, while also highlighting how patients and their loved ones create an atmosphere of resilience, adaptability and creativity during often-trailing times of uncertainty
Image: Jessie Mei Mei, 17 years old
Listen With Your Eyes
Capturing the joy that music and creativity brings to children and families at the Hospital, “Listen with Your Eyes” is a collaboration between Art Program and the Music Therapist team at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. Patients participated in co-led workshops where they painted their fingers, then played a tambourine. The resulting works record the ephemeral movements made when creating sounds, exploring how music can transform from an auditory experience, into a visual one!
Image: Through the Modernist Window (2020) Emilio Frank Design
Eggpicnic is a Sydney-based design studio devoted to wildlife conservation. The unique partnership produces illustrations depicting Australian birds and animals, using simple lines and shapes to create characters that tread a fine line between art and design. The exhibition would feature a wide range of Australian birds in flight - from the Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, our local gentle giant, whose behaviours are still a mystery for scientists to the Regent Honeyeater: a bird so lonely it’s forgotten its own song.
Image: Superb Fairy Wrens and Wattle (2019) Eggpicnic
"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 1800 244 537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.