Fiona Stanley Hospital: portrait of renowned professor unveiled

The portrait of Professor Stanley.
The portrait of Professor Stanley.

A THREE-year project to produce a portrait of Professor Fiona Stanley has been completed.

The portrait, measuring 1.88m by 2.2m, was unveiled on Thursday at the hospital named in Professor Stanley’s honour.

Ms Stanley is a Distinguished Research Professor at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia, and is also Patron of the Telethon Kids Institute.

Health and Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said the portrait – by celebrated West Australian artist Mary Moore – was an important addition to the hospital.

“Fiona Stanley Hospital was so named because of the high regard she holds in the WA community and what her name represents in terms of excellence in health care,” Mr Day said.

On either side of the main portrait are a series of small panels depicting some of Professor Stanley’s many milestones.

“The portrait reflects her strength, determination and wisdom, with the additional panels serving to remind us of the many ways she has helped to shape and improve the health of West Australians over so many decades,” Mr Day said.

Mary Moore, considered one of the nation’s finest portrait artists, took the commission in 2013.

“This project has been a true labour of love for Mary, with many hours spent over the past three years researching Professor Stanley’s life and career,” the Minister said.

“The portrait has been hung in the main concourse of the hospital for staff and visitors to see and enjoy.

“The WA public can be proud of this striking new work that honours the vision and passion of a great West Australian.”