About the program

Our project will include a comprehensive arts and cultural strategy which incorporates play, disovery, placemaking and a sense of fun to create welcoming and healing environments in our new building.

We'll have more information soon, but if you can't wait, check out these links:

How does art fit into hospitals - Art in Health aims to improve patient, staff and carer experience in health services through artistic engagement. 

Medical play - find out how play can help reduce anxiety in hospital and normalise the hosptial experience for children.

Art trails - The Children's Hospital at Westmead has always been a world leader in integrating art and culture into a hospital setting. You can explore the existing public art collection using the suggestions on Hospital's art trails page.

NSW Health and the Arts Framework  - outlines how we can improve the patient, staff and carer experience in health services through engagement with The Arts in the broadest sense. This includes creating a sense of place in health services, enhancing design and ‘wayfinding’, engaging communtiies htrough the arts, and integrating the arts into the design of new spaces.

Operation Art - Operation Art is the premier state-wide visual arts exhibition for school students from Kindergarten to Year 10. Every year, schools across New South Wales are invited to participate in Operation Art, an initiative of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in association with the New South Wales Department of Education. With more than 700 artworks by students from hundreds of schools throughout NSW, this year’s exhibition is a great opportunity to celebrate the creative talents of our young people. For the first time, you can view Operation Art in person or online. 

Artwork: Operation Art, Mum In The Morning by Anna Gil-Munoz

Photo Finish

The 2021 photo competition is on now, and all you need is a smartphone!

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