Village Art

The Village Art program is back in 2018 and we'd love the help of primary and secondary students around Australia to decorate the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Team Village.

The best primary and secondary artworks will score their school their very own giant Boxing Kangaroo!*  

The 2018 program will be open until Friday 24 August 2018. 

Rowing pictogram

Primary Schools
Primary school students are invited to use their imagination and create works about any element of the Olympic Games.

Teachers can use the Village Art Lower, Middle and Upper primary lesson plans to run this activity in the classroom. 

Primary artworks may include

  • Olympic rings
  • Boxing kangaroo
  • Medals
  • Australian flags
  • Olympic sports

Please submit the artwork on A3 size paper and clearly write the student’s name, school and school address on the back of the artwork, as well as short good luck message for our Olympic athletes. 


Rowing pictogram

Rowing pictogram








Secondary Schools

For the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, secondary students are invited to create historical pieces of art for the Athletes village. This program is aimed at elective art classes in the senior years, as well as Year 7 and 8 art classes.

Secondary students’ are invited to research and create works that can be literary or artistic which demonstrates/depicts an appreciation of the Olympic Games.

Secondary school artworks can be any size but teachers are reminded that all artworks need to be transports to the Olympic Games, so please use your discretion when advising your students. 

This could include;

  • A moment in Australian Olympic history
  • Their favourite Olympian, both current or retired, and their achievements i.e. records, medals, why that inspire that student
  • Their favourite Olympic sportRowing pictogram

Students that submit artworks are encouraged to also enclose a personal reflection of their
works, including an explanation of the moment in Olympic history they have created and why they have selected that particular moment.

Schools are encourage to direct their students to  for all information about Australia’s Olympic history and Olympians. 

Both primary and secondary artworks will be used to decorate the apartments in PyeongChang of the Australian Olympic Team. The athletes will feel right at home, supported and inspired by the efforts of your school.

For any questions about the program, please contact Olympic Engagement Manager, Julia Cook on (02) 8436 2100 or at

Please send all Village Artworks to: 

Attn: Education Manager
Australian Olympic Committee
Museum of Contemporary Art
Level 4, 140 George Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia

*Artwork to be judged by the 2018 Chef de Mission