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Arts at the Queensland Children’s Hospital

The diverse range of visual art, interactive creative events and performances transform our hospital into the warm, supportive and engaging environment needed to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Research demonstrates that the presence of visual art, involvement in creative activities and musical, cultural and theatrical experiences can contribute 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, and serves as a reassuring reminder of the meaningful and enjoyable aspects of life.

Arts in health programs also provide children and young people with a sense of connection to the world outside the hospital. Our art collection showcases works by Queensland-born and based artists as well as those with an important connection to the state, such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The art collection is regularly  refreshed with new works—like all contemporary art collections, it is dynamic and evolving according to the needs of the hospital and its patients.

Frog Prince

Featured artwork at the hospital

Explore more of the hospital’s art collection

Make your own art

Want to make your own art?

Express yourself with a variety of art and craft activities that are available within the hospital. You might want to take part in fun art activities, or simply get a creativity pack sent straight to your room or bed.

Art and craft services
Artwork collection activities
Arts in Health

Arts in health and why it’s important

Arts in health programs are internationally recognised as improving the hospital experience by promoting the power of the creative imagination. The arts in health field is supported by specialist academic centres and foundations, international symposia, and a growing body of professional literature.

Arts in health

Arts in health consultancy

We are highly experienced in providing a range of arts in health consultancy services to hospital and health facilities. With extensive theoretical and research knowledge and practical management experience in arts in health, we can confidently advise on all aspects of developing integrated programs.

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 and galleries Queensland
QAGOMA
Opera Queensland
QSO Connect
QUT design lab
QPAC
QCH school
Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Connect, Create and Collaborate Arts Health Network Queensland
Blaklash Creative
UNSW Sydney
Queensland Ballet

Northside Youth Jazz Ensemble

Thursday 1 December from 5pm
Level 2 reception

Join the Northside Youth Jazz Ensemble (12-14 musicians) for a mix of rock, pop, swing, Latin, jazz and funk music with a couple of Christmas songs to kick start the festive season.

Christmas in Storyland

Tuesday 6 December, 10am – 10.45am
Level 2 performance space

The Children’s Hospital Foundation is bringing Brisbane’s favourite pantomime, Christmas in Storyland, to the hospital for an exclusive (adapted) performance.

There are no events today.

Last updated: 28 November 2022
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