Operation Art exhibition
Photo: A painting collaboratively produced by students from Booligal Public School.
Student artists from schools across the state have had their artworks chosen for this year's popular Operation Art touring exhibition.
Their brief was to create artworks that will contribute to creating a more congenial, healing environment at Westmead Children's Hospital.
Now in its 20th year, Operation Art has contributed more than 1,000 colourful works, which now adorn the halls, wards and surgeries at Westmead, providing cheer to patients, their families, and hospital staff.
More than 800 artworks from 749 (mostly primary school) students in 263 schools across the state will be on exhibition at the Armory Gallery at Sydney Olympic Park, from Saturday, 6 September until Sunday, 26 October.
Following the exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park, the 50 best of these works will then begin a year-long tour, starting with an exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and then moving to a number of regional galleries, before settling at Westmead Children's Hospital as part of its formidable collection of art.