How it Happens
All submitted works will be professionally framed and exhibited at the Armory Gallery Sydney Olympic Park opening on Saturday 9 September 2017.
Students, families, principals and teachers will be invited to attend the official opening.
50 works will be selected to become part of the permanent art collection of The Children's Hospital at Westmead. These selected works will also be exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW and tour regional art galleries across NSW the following year.
An additional 60 works will also be selected for Operation Art Bank. These will be presented to the children's ward of a country hospital. Other works will also be selected to hang in the offices of The Advocate for Children and Young People, The NSW Office of the Children's Guardian, The Royal Commission and at regional Department of Education offices. All of these works will later become part of Operation Art Bank for presentation to country hospitals.
Schools will receive a framed colour copy of those artworks selected for inclusion in the Children's Hospital's permanent collection.
Artworks not selected for any of the above special exhibitions may be considered for other visual arts projects such as the Multicultural Calendar and The World’s Biggest Classroom displays and exhibitions.
All students will be awarded special congratulatory certificates.
In Term 4, all framed artworks not selected for a category will be returned to the student’s school.
Enquiries concerning Operation Art should be directed to Lisa van den Dolder, Operation Art Coordinator at The Arts Unit on 02 9550 9083.