20 June – 5 September 2019

The second rotation of exhibitions for 2019 will see five incredible displays fill the corridors of the Hospital from 20 June until 5 September 2019.

Don't Play With Your Food

Sydney-based artist Pilar Basa has produced fun and jocular works which show a quirky and whimsical interaction of Australian animals with different food items in her exhibition “Don’t Play With Your Food”. Utilising gouache painting with pen detail work, and a healthy dose of humour, Basa combines the native wildlife of Australia with all the colourful identities that now populate our multicultural community.

Image: Wombats Love Bahn Mi (2019) Pilar Basa

The Garden

“The Garden” is Robbi Wymer’s second solo exhibition here at the Hospital. Once again, her works ask the viewer to reflect on the places where nature resides, in our hearts and minds, how we might find the time to immerse ourselves in its vanishing world and how we might reconcile where humanities progress and technology fits in our lives. Her vibrant palate and reduced shapes transport the viewer into a serene place where the importance of nature is paramount, particularly in relation to maintaining and rehabilitating our mental and physical health.

Image: Garden Series no.23 (2019) Robbi Wymer

Happiness Is Within You and Furry Friends

Sarah Wulan’s passion for children illustration is showcased in her exhibition “Happiness Is Within You and Furry Friends”. Featuring playful animals in colourful environments, which create a magical storytelling atmosphere, each piece is sure to feed the imagination of the audience and bring smiles to their faces.

Image: All Good Things Are Wild and Free (2019) Sarah Wulan

Then and Now

Renowned photojournalist and Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation resident photographer, Jimmy Pozarik, has collaborated with the Art Program to produce the exhibition “Then and Now”. Pozarik has revisited 25 patients who featured in his previous exhibitions; “A Year in the Life” in 2013 and “Another Year in the Life” in 2015, to see where their journeys have led them. Patients and families have vastly different experiences as they journey through the Hospital, and this display seeks to capture personal moments and create a space where unique circumstances become shared familiarity.

Image: Emilia - Then (2012) Jimmy Pozarik

LIVEWIRE Playing Cards: The Process

LIVEWIRE is the Starlight Children’s Foundations adolescent program and is delivered across major paediatric hospitals nationally. “LIVEWIRE Playing Cards: The Process” will host a collection of works produced by patients and siblings which will be designed to produce a deck of playing cards for future patients to use! The LIVEWIRE workshops and exhibition provide much needed inspiration and opportunities for creative expression, through art and skill-based workshops.

Image: Example of LIVEWIRE Playing Card Art (2019) Ceejay Dale

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

RSVP to the Winter Art Exhibitions opening

Date: Thursday 20th June 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (speeches at 6:30pm)
Venue: Sunny's Cafe - Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Level 0 (High Street entrance)

Please complete the form below to RSVP to the opening.

Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research