The Big Splash WA is a vibrant art event that will take place in the streets, parks and public spaces of Perth and surrounds from 20 January - 4 March 2018.

A huge pod of wildly colourful dolphin sculptures painted by local artists will swim into town as part of a mass public art exhibition to raise mass awareness and valuable funds for Perth Children’s Hospital, Child and Adolescent Mental Health unit.

The Big Splash WA Schools Program is already underway with 45 schools welcoming smaller dolphin sculptures which they will decorate and keep as symbols of their ongoing commitment to mental health awareness and well-being.  They are also engaging their school communities in essential conversations about child and adolescent mental health awareness through The Big Splash WA Resource Kits.

Funds raised will initiate innovative programs at Perth Children's Hospital for children and adolescents with severe mental health disorders who are at significant risk.


        Wild in Art

A Wild in Art event brought to you by Perth Children's Hospital Foundation.

Teagan’s Story

Teagan is our inspiring ambassador for The Big Splash WA. Having been a patient at Princess Margaret Hospital herself during her teenage years, Teagan is bravely sharing her experiences to highlight the need for change and remind other young people that they are not alone. Teagan, alongside her parents, has been courageous enough to shared her […]

Big Splash WA in Business News!

Thank you to Business News WA who featured The Big Splash WA in their recent publication. The article highlights the campaign, which would not be possible without the support of our very first corporate sponsor, South 32. The article also emphasises the need for support and the importance of the Big Splash WA schools program in […]

When mental illness happens to your family

Three years ago our son, who was just 11 years old at the time, suffered a severe and debilitating breakdown caused by mental illness halfway through his final year at primary school. It forever changed not only his world, but the entire world of our little family. In hindsight we could see the signs, but […]

Who is Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation?

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is the main fundraising body for Perth’s only specialist children’s hospital. Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation was founded in 1998 as Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation and since then has granted over $65 million to Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. The Foundation makes all funds raised available to Princess Margaret Hospital and the […]