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Visit our 2019 Autumn Art Exhibitions

7 March 2019

Join us for the opening of our Autumn Art Exhibitions on Thursday 14 March. 

This season, the five featured exhibitions relfect human experiences through a range of mediums including including a very special exhibition from resident photographer, Jimmy Pozarik.

Curated by our Art Program, the free exhibition is the first rotation for 2019 and will run from 14 March 2019 until 6 June 2019.

About the art exhibitions

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 past exhibitions to capture the unique moments that reflect their Hospital journey. Each set of photos tells a different story through the eye of the lens, then and now.  

'Heroes' by Natalie Tso presents a series of watercolour portraits which celebrate the achievements of women and female-identifying bodies, particularly those who have surpassed major difficulties and gender-based discrimination. Tso’s character filled portraits represent a variety of women including Australians and non-Australians, women of colour and women from the LGBTQI+ community and endeavours to challenge the depiction of women in public space by illuminating her subject’s stories to ignite inspiration in our patients.

Karen Bloomfield exhibits at the Hospital for the first time with a collection works featuring Australian animals in a humorous way in 'Well, I wasn’t expecting that!'. A dedicated wildlife artist, Bloomfield focuses on the personalities of her subject through their eyes. In this way, the viewer experiences a connection with the subject.

Passionate about taking candid photographs of people in her surroundings, Lauren Welles’ exhibition 'Growing Up' explores children living and playing in New York City. Delivered in partnership with Head On Photo Festival, the series captures the fleeting moments of innocence, exploration and intrigue that exist in the space between the comfort of a parent’s protection and the longing to discover the world for oneself. This exhibition has been delivered in partnership with Head On Photo Festival.

Level 2 will see the return of the 'Operation Art' Touring Exhibition. An initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education, the exhibition encourages students to create artworks for children in hospital. Operation Art focuses on creating a positive environment to aid the healing and recovery process of young patients.

Many of the artworks on display are available to purchase, with a portion of each sale contributing to the fundraising efforts of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. For more info please contact the Art Program - phone +61 2 9382 1188 or email art@schf.org.au