arts and culture

The Randwick Campus Redevelopment project acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on whose land the project stands and pays respects to the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples of the Eora Nation who traditionally occupied the eastern suburbs coast.


The New South Wales Arts and Health Framework has been developed to strengthen the role of local health services and arts agencies to better identify and develop projects to improve health outcomes.

The use of arts in health has a number of positive effects, including reductions in medication dependence, patient tolerance of symptoms and treatment, hospital length of stay and treatment stress. 

The use of art also fosters social inclusion, community participation, and intergenerational and cultural exchange, with important outcomes for Aboriginal people, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, young people, older people and people with disability.

Art also has positive effects for staff, with improvements in health professionals’ communication skills, reductions in work-related stress, and greater efficiency and workforce retention.

Partnerships between health services and arts organisations and artists also delivers better outcomes for patients, carers, staff and health services, and strengthens relationships with the broader community.


Acute Services Building

The new Acute Services Building will engage, enliven and inspire our community through a series of artworks and installations celebrating local stories, history and the natural environment.

Sydney Children's Hospital Stage 1

Extensive community and stakeholder engagement is facilitating the collaborative design of the new hospital’s arts elements, including consultation with children and young people.