Part of Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival
I am delighted that as a result of a collaboration with Brain Injury Matters the exhibition “Unexpected Happenings” is now on as part of Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival. These artworks have been created during the pandemic on Zoom through weekly workshops with adults who have an acquired brain injury.
When the pandemic started Brain Injury Matters participants felt isolated, cut off and disconnected from each other, family and friends and society, with no end in sight.
Through the weekly workshops, participants had the opportunity to connect, try new materials and enjoy creating their own art works, for some, for the first time ever.
With pride and confidence, the participants have created over 100 pieces, with a selection being exhibited in the John Luke Gallery, Arts for All as part of this year’s NIMHAF.
Available to view @ http://www.nimhaf.org/events