Student’s art on tour

leaf n' that

Copacabana Public School student Nash Phillips-Goodall has had his artwork chosen as one of the 50 permanent works selected from this year’s popular ‘Operation Art’ touring exhibition.

Students from around the State were invited to submit artworks which will contribute to creating a more congenial, healing environment for Westmead Children’s Hospital’s young patients and their visitors. Eleven-year-old Nash titled his work ‘Raindrops’. He said: “I noticed the raindrops on the leaves and thought it would make a good photograph.” Now in its 20th year, Operation Art has meant that over 1,000 colourful works now adorn the halls, wards and surgeries at Westmead, providing cheer to both patients and their families, and to staff who work there. Over 800 artworks from 749 students in 263 schools across the state are on exhibition at the prestigious Armory Gallery at Sydney Olympic Park until Sunday, October 26. Following the exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park, the best 50 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.

Media release,
12 Sep 2014
Sven Wright, NSW
Department of Education and
Communities

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