A Gallery of Friendship - Children's Week 2020

Thursday 07 October 2021

Image of a person drawing images of people on concrete
Ata's chalk drawing of friends at home

The children of Yarra share artworks about friendship as part of the 2020 Children’s’ Week activities.

The Children Services team called upon children from around City of Yarra’s Children's Centres to draw about friendship.

The theme of Children’s Week in 2020 was Article 15 in The Children’s Rights: ‘Children have a right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.’

With this in mind, they decided to explore children’s idea of friendships and how they connect with friends.

They asked children the following questions:

Who are your friends?

What do you do with your friends?

How do you connect and play with your friends in the community?

Can you draw a picture of you with your friends?

Please have a look at a selection of the resulting art works below.

About International Children’s Week

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia held around the fourth Wednesday in October. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: “A Caring World Shares” as a reflection of Children’s Week aims while at the same time acknowledging the designated year on national posters and other printed materials.

A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels. These focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements.

Children’s Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.

Thousands of children and their families around the country are involved in activities and events during “The Week” through the participation of schools, playgroups, childcare, kindergartens, cultural groups, libraries, departments and community groups.

Designated by the nations of the world, Universal Children’s Day calls society to a greater response to the plight of many millions of children around the world who are denied the necessities of a happy childhood and the education to develop their capacities.

Children's Week art works


Watercolour painting of friends by Annabel

Awab by Truman

Green texter drawing of Awab by Truman


A yellow base with lots of dots on it by Isabel

Kokob and Sabrina

A dark red drawing of two people holding hands by Kokob

My Mum by Solyana

Crayon drawing of a figure in purple with great hair by Solyana


A watercolour painting by Piper


A painting with lots of colours by Sinclair

Solyana by Menam

Yellow drawing of two people by Menam


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