Yellow Heart Gallery

Forgotten Murals of the Adelaide Children’s Hospital

Gallery Location: Level 1, Zone F — just passed the Queen Victoria Lecture Theatre

Image Credit: Adelaide Children’s Hospital Outpatient Department Mural, Late 1940s to 1950s.

Forgotten Murals of the Adelaide Children’s Hospital remembers two sets of significant murals that once animated the walls at the old Adelaide Children’s Hospital (ACH) to improve the hospital experience for children: the ‘Australiana’ murals completed in 1945; and a landscape mural painted on the Susanne Ward in 1978. They were both community projects led and predominately implemented by women artists, and both projects acknowledged Aboriginal people, though each from different perspectives. Presented together, the murals spark a conversation about changes in the recognition of Aboriginal art and culture in the years that passed between them.

Forgotten Murals of the Adelaide Children’s Hospital is the inaugural exhibition in the Yellow Heart Gallery which will showcase the WCHN History and Heritage Collection and explore the significant people and events that shaped the Hospital today.

The exhibition was curated by Emily Collins and is part of South Australia’s History Festival 2018.

Read more information about the History and Heritage Collection.

Download the WCHF Forgotten Murals Brochure.

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