Exhibition at the Conservation Centre, Whitechapel
Runs until 15 May
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
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."