- Children's Voices
Children’s Voices was an exhibition of drawings, paintings and linocuts made by children of the Brisbane region in 1997 for the First Australasian Conference on the Rights of the Child, held in Brisbane at the Queensland University of Technology. The exhibition was hosted by State Library of Queensland and supported by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. The children’s work toured Australia for three years and is now part of the SLQ collection in the Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children’s Art Archive. Thank you to the children, staff and parents who participated in this project long ago.
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The Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive
The Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children's Art Archive consists of approximately 4000 works by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China and between the ages of 12 months to 12 years. The majority of drawings and paintings are from Queensland children and depict their social worlds, their human rights and their futures. The collection forms a parallel collection to the Frances Derham Collection of Child Art at the National Gallery of Australia. Derham's collection was built over a period of 50 years (1935-1985) and represents a significant collection of child art of the 20th century.