Sydney’s lockdown has not stopped NSW public school students from sharing the colourful and caring artworks they designed to help sick children in hospital.
More than 700 artworks created by students from 211 schools across the state were submitted for this year’s Operation Art, which is open to all NSW schools.
Operation Art Project Officer, Heidi Windeisen said organisers had to come up with a new way to exhibit the artworks after the annual exhibition at Sydney Olympic Park’s Armory Gallery had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
“We had to think outside the box this year and come up with a new and innovative way to display the incredible artworks created by NSW school students,” Ms Windeisen said.
“Rather than cancel the exhibition altogether, we worked with the Pullman Hotel at Sydney Olympic Park and came up with the idea to light up the building with the artworks.
“We have seen what has been possible with VIVID each year and how well that is received by the public, and we thought that this would be the perfect solution,” she said.