Tracey Harvey’s first solo exhibition in Perth is inspired by, and is also supporting, children and their families who are suffering the effects of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), otherwise known as brittle bone disease.
A percentage of sales from her exhibition will help raise funds for the establishment of an ‘integrated care facility’ dedicated to OI at Princess Margaret/Perth Children’s Hospital.
Tracey is working closely with the OI Society of Australia (via Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA) to assist Associate Professor Aris Siafarikas, Paediatric Endocrinologist, in this endeavour.
Tracey’s association with OI is also personal as her god-daughter has brittle bones. Tracey loves to paint with Claire and one of Claire’s paintings, along with one of Tracey’s, will be auctioned on opening night with all proceeds donated to the cause.
With a background in science and physiotherapy Tracey has a great sense of how scientific research and creativity have many synergies. She understands that great discoveries can only be made through trial and error and frequently through unexpected mistakes or wrong turns. Her paintings are vibrant and thoughtful, often contemplating the wonder of life at the same time as its fragility.
EXHIBITION DATES: The exhibition will be opened by Mario D’Orazio, Managing Director of Channel 7 Perth, on Friday 2 February at 6pm and will be open to the public from Saturday 3 – Saturday 10 February, between 10am – 4pm daily at the Gallows Gallery 53 Glyde Street, Mosman Park WA
RSVP: Opening night by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 January 2018
ART & MEDICINE TALKS: Sunday 4 February, 2-4pm, Tracey is also hosting specialists from PMH, in the gallery, to talk about the issues of OI and the progress in therapies and genetic research on Speakers include Dr Aris Siafarikas.
RSVP: email@example.com by 30 January 2018
View the video Unbreakable Spirit at https://youtu.be/Jhk57dAbfSY