This years Operation Art has been selected from over 660 entries from across NSW. Children create their artwork knowing that they will be appreciated by sick children in hospital and their families. The talent and creativity of all children who submitted artworks is rewarding. The exhibition travels to a number of regional centres across NSW and at the end of the tour the artworks become part of the permanent art collection of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for sick children, their families and staff to appreciate. This is Maitland’s turn to feature this popular exhibition with many local students represented.