Operation Art sees Forbes children's art on show in Sydney

Three Forbes North students have had their work chosen for exhibition in Sydney through a project called Operation Art.

The local school has participated in the program for two years, and will enter again next year.

Teacher Loucinda O'Brien says the competition is run in conjunction with The Children's Hospital Westmead and Department of Education, with schools across NSW invited to submit works.

This year three artworks were selected and were displayed in Sydney in a gallery exhibition.

Rachel Bilsborough created a painting of a koala, as she believes they are cute and cuddly, and because koalas have been so popular in the news this year with the bushfire.

Rachel Bilsborough is participating for the second year, and in 2019 was lucky enough to have her artwork selected in the program at the gallery exhibition.

Lacey Osborne used her imagination and creative skills to "let her imagination go wild" in her picture. She said that with COVID and working from home it really helped her to become more creative.

Will Markwort created a island beach sunset with lots of bright colours because he wanted the doctors, nurses, families and patients to see something bright and happy in the corridors at the hospital.

He has said that when he was visiting his brother in hospital this year he thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the artworks.

"It is a wonderful experience for the students and it is something that patients, doctors and families enjoy seeing as they walk the halls of the hospitals," Mrs O'Brien said.

"Forbes North Public School is looking forward to participating again next year."