Autumn Art Exhibitions
March – June 2022
The Art Program is proud to present the first rotation of exhibitions for 2022, with five new displays filling the corridors of Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick from March to June 2022.
These exhibitions demonstrate the generosity and creativity of the artists who have developed them for our special audience. They also depict the talents of children who have been inspired to help support the Hospital.
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation Art Program works collaboratively with the Hospital to deliver creative exhibitions to create a vibrant, reassuring and colourful place of healing and culture for patients, families and staff.
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions put in place to manage COVID-19 and to protect the staff and patients, we are unable to invite members of the public to view these displays in person.
Many of the artworks on display are available to purchase, with a portion of each sale donated to the Foundation. If you would like to purchase one of these incredible pieces, please contact the Art Program by phone 1800770122 or email email@example.com.
The spaces we create for ourselves, and the treasures we choose to decorate them with, offer an intimate insight into our dreams, passions and identity. “Our Rooms” features a series of bright and whimsical original paintings of the spaces that bring us comfort, informed by conversations with children at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.
Artwork: Tiger and Willie Wagtail (2022) Jenny Zhang
Secret Life of Rock Pools
In “The Secret Life of Rock Pools” , Natural History Illustrator Shannon Bellamy explores the calming nature of rock pools and the vast array of creatures and curiosities found within them. Uncovering details that often go unnoticed in daily life, these works give insight into the unique ecosystems found along our shores. Delicate illustrations in watercolour, graphite and ink act as a portal to the natural world, a reminder to slow down and appreciate the ever-changing beauty all around us.
Artwork: Sponge I (2022) Shannon Bellamy
It is undeniable that animals inhabit a significant part of the human experience as they have continuously been a source of inspiration for many artists and a source of therapeutic energy to many. This collection of animal portraits attempts to capture the essence, charm, strength, beauty and personalities of animals.
Artwork: Cub (2021) Ceren Wynter
Contemporary Still Life: Entertaining Paraphernalia
Xandra Connelley’s still life paintings are an assemblage of contemporary objects that represent narratives from the everyday with a little humour to bring a smile. Whether through an item of food, a piece of memorabilia or a cute animal, there will hopefully be something for everybody to connect with.
Artwork: Shiny things I (2022) Xandra Connelley
Operation Art 2021 Touring Exhibition
Artworks from schools across NSW in support of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Operation Art is an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. The program includes exhibitions, workshops and professional learning opportunities in visual arts for teachers and students from all schools in NSW.
Operation Art exhibits the achievements of visual arts students at Sydney Olympic Park, the Art Gallery of NSW and regional galleries. These 50 artworks have been gifted by students to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and will become part of their permanent artwork collection.
Artwork: “Cockatoos on the Floodplain” A collaborative collage created by Nigel Cunningham, Kevin Cunningham and Fatima El-Ibrahim of Chullora Public School.
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