Operation Art is an exhibition of 50 artworks, by school students, who create their artworks knowing that they will be appreciated by sick children in Westmead hospital and their families.

Operation Art is an initiative of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education.

This program encourages students to create artworks for children in hospital. It is an important visual arts exhibition that focuses on creating a positive environment to aid the healing and recovery process of young patients.

Over 800 artworks are submitted annually and they are all exhibited at the Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park. A panel of judges selected these 50 artworks for the 2017 Touring Exhibition.

These artworks were shown at the Art Gallery of NSW and will also be exhibited in various regional art galleries for a year before returning to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead to become part of their permanent collection where they will be hung on the walls alongside other artists of renown.

Exhibition Opening - Friday 30 June, 6pm.

Image credit: Helen Hwang, Underwater Cat, Strathfield Girls High School. Image courtesy of the artist and Operation Art.

Please note the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.