26 October – 1 December
Operation Art is an initiative of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in collaboration with the Department of Education. This state wide visual arts exhibition is comprised of works by students from Kindergarten to Year 10, who created artworks for children in hospital. The exhibition provides a real purpose for student’s artmaking – contributing to the wellbeing of sick children and their families by creating work which is uplifting and gives hope to those who spend much of their time at hospital. Annually, over 800 students across all of NSW enter their work in the Operation Art exhibition and receive wide spread recognition for their work with over 10,000 visitors viewing the exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park, and then thousands more viewing the touring exhibition which visits 5 regional galleries each year before the works are donated to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. The Operation Art touring exhibition on display at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre comprises 50 selected artworks from the 2018 Operation Art Main Exhibition.
Operation Art is an initiative of NSW Department of Education and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Image: Operation Art 2018 at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Photo: Silversalt