Students’ work ends up in touring art exhibition
TWO St Clair High School students have had their work selected as a part of the Operation Art exhibition.
Selected from more than 850 entrants, Laura Gage and Sarah Ralph will be among 50 students to have their art tour the country.
Miss Ralph, 15, she was surprised when her artwork was selected.
“When I found out I was shocked … art is more like a hobby to me. I just really enjoy doing it,” she said.
After a year-long tour, the artworks Two Worlds (Miss Cage) and My Pool Chair (Miss Ralph) will become part of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead’s permanent art collection.
Operation Art co-ordinator Lisa Van Den Dolder said that children’s art could be a powerful tool in aiding recovery and the 50 pieces display an array of talent.
that bright, colourful, optimistic artwork can play a vital role in the healing process, giving children an outlet or distraction during long hospital stays, and this year the students have really captured this concept,” Mrs Can Den Dolder said.
“As you walk around the exhibition, you will be overwhelmed with colour, positivity and creativity, it becomes quite clear how these artworks can help improve a child’s mood.”