Hands On Art: crafty health lessons for kids

Replacing fear with agency for play, this simple kids project offers health lessons for our times via art.

During the pandemic art has played a key role in wellness, and has allowed people to connect when they perhaps couldn’t in person.

As we enter a new stage of living with infection – and timed to coincide with the school holidays – the Sydney Opera House is presenting Hands On Art, a free play-based program that uses art to help Aussie kids learn simple hygiene skills.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina