Dural Public School’s Angelo Chichizola-Lagendijk , 7, with his artwork at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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Sixteen gifted primary students have had their works hung in the permanent art collection at Royal North Shore Hospital as part of Operation Art.

Now in its 24th year, Operation Art is a competition open to NSW kindergarten to Year 10 students, inviting them to express themselves through art with the aim of motivating and soothing patients in hospital.

A group of the students, their parents, teachers and siblings visited the hospital for a celebratory afternoon tea on June 13.

Northern Sydney Local Health District chief executive Deb Willcox said the standard of the young artists' work was amazing.

"We are so lucky to have these fantastic artworks in our hospital," Ms Willcox said.

"We're very grateful to receive these works from Operation Art and absolutely delighted to be able to share them with patients, families, visitors and staff."

Operation Art is an initiative of The Children's Hospital at Westmead in association with the NSW Department of Education and the Sydney Olympic Park Authority.

It's made possible by the generous support of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).

The works are hung at the CSB-end of the CSB-ASB corridor on level 3.