Image: Olivia Yates, Monster, 2017, Kindergarten, Samuel Gilbert Public School, Castle Hill.

19 January to 17 February 2019

Operation Art is an initiative of the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, in collaboration with the Department of Education and Communities This program encourages students from Kindergarten to Year 10 in schools across NSW to create artworks for children in hospital. It is an important state-wide visual arts exhibition that focuses on creating a positive environment to aid the healing and recovery process of young patients. The touring exhibition is comprised of 50 colourful artworks, including painting, drawing, collage and photography.