The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research is renowned for inspiring medical research that translates into health benefits for the whole community.
Hames Sharley Director James Edwards recently attended a function at Government House in Perth to celebrate the considerable philanthropic support from the Western Australian community for medical research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. His Excellency the Honourable Kim Beasley AC as Patron of the Perkins, spoke of the unique culture of philanthropy in the USA, and acknowledged the growing support from Australian philanthropists.
A unique collection of art was on display at the event. Titled ‘Curiosity: The Art of Research,’ five WA artists had taken on a novel challenge to express their support for medical research by decorating lab coats in their distinctive styles. Artists Ben Juniper and Stormie Mills were among the guests, and Professor Peter Leedman shared some of the individual health stories that had inspired the artists. Each artist has been touched by health issues and have used this design opportunity as a creative outlet for their experience.