Paintings in Hospitals launches children's collection
Drawings by Quentin Blake (below left), Rosie Brookes (below center), Kate Boxer (below right)
- By: Anna Ellis
An exhibition of the founding collection of children's art has opened at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London.
The collection includes a major donation of 16 giant sized drawings from renowned children's artists, cartoonists, and illustrators. They were produced spontaneously during “The Big Draw,” an event organised by the Campaign for Drawing at London's Victoria and Albert Museum during October 2002. The theme for the event was “draw the world.”
Paintings in Hospitals is a charity that loans works of art to hospitals, hospices, and special care units across England, Wales, and Ireland. The drawings will be loaned out to children's units after the exhibition finishes on 21 February.