Mirage by Ed DoyleMaking Sense

Exhibition at the Conservation Centre, Whitechapel
Runs until 15 May

Reviewed by Colin Serjent

Making Sense is an exhibition that explores issues surrounding brain injuries. The artwork displayed is a mixture of media, crreated by patients from the Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Unit at Rathbone Hospital in Wavertree, Liverpool.

The exhibition, put together by artists Steve Rooney and Sue Williams from community- based TAG (The Artists Group), who liaised with Mersey Care NHS Trust staff and service users in over 30 workshops.

"The project went beyond the traditional concept of art as a therapy," said a TAG spokesperson. "The patients were encouraged to examine their own experiences and convey some of the issues they have encountered through individual artwork, helping them make sense of it all."

The exhibition includes photography, prints, large format paintings and 3D sculptures "which intimately illustrates the different aspects of the aftermath of a brain injury," added the spekesperson. "The exhibition also demonstates how people can produce powerful and inspiring artwork."