Operation Art is the premier state-wide visual arts exhibition for school students from Kindergarten to Year 10. With more than 500 artworks by students from hundreds of schools throughout NSW, this year’s exhibition offers Armory Gallery visitors a great opportunity to celebrate the creative talents of our young people at our unique riverside setting.
Presented in collaboration with NSW Department of Education and The Children's Hospital, Westmead, the exhibition celebrates both artistic excellence and the healing power of art. The exhibition is all about using art to build empathy – all of the children with works in the show have been asked to produce pictures that they think would cheer up other children who have been hospitalised because of illness.
Presented in partnership with NSW Department of Education and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
This year, for the first time, Operation Art and The Armory Gallery are very excited to be able to offer virtual art-making lessons to class groups of students in Stages 1 – 3 in schools across NSW!
Students will be taken on a virtual excursion as they enter The Armory Gallery through the eyes of the camera to view the 2020 Operation Art Exhibition, and then participate in an interactive art-making lesson with artist and teacher, Trevor McDonald.
This virtual excursion will address the following Visual Arts outcomes for each relevant stage:
Stage 1 Outcomes
VAS1.1: Makes artworks in a particular way about experiences of real and imaginary things.
VAES1.2: Experiments with a range of media in selected forms.
VAS1.3: Realises what artists do, who they are and what they make.
Stage 2 Outcomes
VAS2.2: Uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter.
VAS2.4: Identifies connections between subject matter in artworks and what they refer to, and appreciates the use of particular techniques.
Stage 3 Outcomes
VAS3.1: Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world.
VAS3.2: Makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways.
VAS3.4: Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks.
Resources required – all students participating must have access to the following materials:
General Admission to Operation Art Exhibition
Virtual Workshops (for Schools only)
General Admission to Operation Art Exhibition 10am - 4pm
Virtual Workshops for Students Session Times Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 September 2021 9.30am – 10.30am Stage 1 11am – 12pm Stage 2 1.30pm – 2.30pm Stage 3
Parking available on site
Park on-site at Sydney Olympic Park. Casual parking is $6 an hour or a maximum of $30 per day ($30 flat rate for major events).
For your convenience, car parks are open 24/7. By using pre-book parking, available until the day before an event, you can guarantee a spot and skip the payment queue.
At times there are up to 10,000 cars coming into the Park for multiple events arrive early so you don't miss the event's start.