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The importance of art

Research shows the presence of visual art and involvement in creative activities contributes to positive health outcomes for patients. The arts provides patients, families, staff and visitors with a welcome distraction from what is sometimes a stressful environment. It’s also a reassuring reminder of the meaningful and enjoyable aspects of life.

  • Art collection

    Discover our collection or artworks by Queensland artists, including significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

  • Art and healthcare

    Our Arts in Health Program gives children the chance to express themselves creatively while having fun through visual art, music and performance.

Our valued partners

The Children’s Health Queensland Arts in Health Program is supported by partnerships and collaborations with several major cultural and academic organisations. From subsidising the hospital choir, to conducting joint research projects, to providing creative resources and developing a range of exciting performance opportunities for patients, families and staff, these partnerships are the lifeblood of the program.

We are proud to partner with:

Museums Galleries Queensland

Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art

Opera Queensland

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Connect

QUT Design Lab

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Queensland Children's Hospital School

Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium

Arts Health Network Queensland

Blaklash Creative

UNSW Sydney

Queensland Ballet

Queensland Theatre

Ballet Theatre Queensland

Last updated: December 2023