The arts have been used as part of the healing process for thousands of years in ways we’re only beginning to realise. With the help of research, we are learning to understand the power of the arts in creating healing environments and a sense of place.
To support the development of environments for health and healing, an arts and culture program was delivered as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project.
The Arts and Culture program is designed to support all who come to Westmead to feel safe, welcome and connected. One of the art projects included a photography competition, designed to discover photographic images provided by staff, students and the community to be selected for the new hospital building.