A Little Piece of Me - Expression of Interest

We are now seeking expressions of interest from families who are supported by the paediatric palliative care service to participate in the 2022 iteration of A Little Piece of Me.

A Little Piece of Me is a collaborative arts project between artist Andrew Christie, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation Art Program, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Palliative Care teams and John Hunter Children’s Hospital Palliative Care team. The project celebrates the many influences that shape the personalities and identities of children and young people.

The project enables families to create a photographic pixel portrait - a technique that uses small images to create a singular large image. The final artwork will celebrate the uniqueness of your child and all those special people who help contribute to their life experiences.

Click here to view the 2020 A Little Piece of Me gallery

2022 will be the 5th iteration of A Little Piece of Me and to celebrate this milestone, all pixel portraits will be in colour.

There are a limited number of opportunities to participate in the 2022 project. Please read through the below information and use the form at the end to submit your expression of interest. We will contact all families following the close of the expression of interest period in December 2021.


Image reference  - Mitchell, 7 years old

  • "This portrait sits in the middle of the house, right in the middle of the action. We can still see his face and feel like a piece of him is here with us.” - Mitchell's mum, Erin.
  • Mitchell was a patient at The Children's Hospital at Westmead and his family was invited to take part in our 'A Little Piece of Me' exhibition after he passed.
  • They selected photos of Mitchell playing with his favourite toys and with his family and cousins. Photos that as his Mum puts it, 'captured his spirit and interests'.
A little piece of me

Participating families will be asked to provide the following:

  • Your favourite portrait photograph of your child. This will be the main image you will see on the final canvas artwork.

  • 25-30 photographs of all the important family members/friends that capture memories of your child’s life. These photos could be of people, pets, stuffed animals – anything important to you and your child.

How it works

  • Your selected photographs will be sent to artist Andrew Christie who will create the pixel portrait.

  • The Art Program and palliative care teams will be available throughout the project to support your selection and submission of photographs.

  • The pixel portrait is then printed on to canvas measuring 561x841mm

  • This canvas, and digital versions of the pixel portrait, are gifted to participating family

  • There is no cost to your family

Participating families will also be invited to share their final portrait at an exhibition organised by each of our participating Hospitals and Bear Cottage.  

It will provide an opportunity for the public to enjoy the creativity of the art that tells the stories of the children and families behind an illness and/or disabilities. Following the exhibition, the portrait artwork will be gifted to families. Participation in an Exhibition is voluntary; if you do not wish to be involved you will still receive your portrait.

Please note that the physical exhibitions, and the online gallery, will feature information about the Palliative Care team which will be viewable to the public.

To participate, please complete the below form.
Please understand that there are a limited number of spaces. 

Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Bear Cottage, Manly
John Hunter Children's Hospital

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