Arts Program

The CAHS Arts Program provides a range of creative and interactive activities and initiatives to patients, including:
  • Arts activities that provide a positive experience for patients and families in hospital  
  • Creative educational experiences with Artists in Residence working in partnership with the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health (SSEN:MMH) 

The CAHS Artist in Residence Program, through which visual and performing artists deliver creative workshops (in a range of genres such as animation, printmaking, sculpture, collage, painting, photography, textiles, storytelling, singing, music and dance) to patients in bedside visits, classrooms, waiting areas and in group sessions in the hospital’s recreation areas. 

Current projects

Yarning with Sharyn Egan

Come together to yarn, learn, relax and share some time with Aboriginal artist Sharyn Egan who will show you how to make sculptures out of wool and fibre.

  • Mondays and Tuesdays 12 noon -4pm in Fun on Four at PCH
  • 3 August – 29 September 2020

Read more here.

Animation shorts

In 2018 and 2019, the Artist in Residence at PCH was Steven Aiton, who provided animation workshops with patients at Perth Children’s Hospital over 10 months from July 2018 to April 2019.  

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program was presented by the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) in partnership with the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health (SSEN:MMH) and the Fun on Four team at PCH.  The project was funded by the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation and their funding partners Little Athletics, Market City and Austunnel.

The animations created during the Perth Children’s Hospital Artist in Residence (AIR) Program will be screened in the Fun on Four Cinema (on Level 4) at PCH from 12.30pm -1pm daily throughout June.

Further details about the program are available by contacting the PCH Art Curator & Art Program Coordinator or downloading the poster.

Happy while healing poster


Contact us

For more information, contact the CAHS Arts Program contact CAHS Curator, Belinda Cobby.