CELEBRATE. CREATE. CONNECT. The RCH150 Aboriginal Art Project

A major creative opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.

In 2020 The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) will celebrate its 150th anniversary. In recognition of this major milestone, the RCH and RCH Foundation will present RCH150, a year-long program to celebrate the extraordinary impact 150 years of great care has had on the children of Australia, and to chart a path towards the future of paediatric healthcare.

To commemorate the 150th Anniversary, the RCH Foundation is commissioning a major artwork to be permanently installed at the hospital’s Parkville campus. The commission will see an Australian First Nations artist or artist collective, being granted $100,000 to create their work. The project will be launched NAIDOC Week 2020.

The project will:

  • use creativity to promote First Nations culture within the hospital
  • increase visibility and public engagement for First Nations artists
  • continue to grow and uphold the value of a positive relationship between the RCH and our First Nations community
  • demonstrate the RCH’s commitment to our First Nations communities.

This is an incredible opportunity for First Nations artists to create a culturally significant legacy and contribute to the future of the RCH.

The winning artist will be announced during NAIDOC week 2019.



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RCH150 Office

Download the project brief