The Art of Distraction Past Event

Presented by Bates Smart

The Art of Distraction, situated in the Bates Smart Gallery, celebrates Jane Reiseger’s original drawings from the Royal Children’s Hospital. The exhibition highlights the critical role Jane’s work plays in the built environment, bringing joy, delight and hope when confronted with life’s challenges. This collaboration provides insight into how we can shape caring environments which foster a supportive community in a world of uncertainty.

Presented as a multi layered experience, this exhibition is designed in two parts. A display available to be viewed in person and a fully immersive digital experience including insights by Bates Smart’s Mark Healey and Illustrator Jane Reiseger, which can be accessed via

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Fri 26 Mar 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 27 Mar 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 30 Mar 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 31 Mar 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 01 Apr 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bates Smart Gallery
Nicholson Street, Nicholson St, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia