Supporting art for brain injury survivors

This week saw the opening of an exciting new art exhibition organised by the brain injury charity Headway East London featuring the work of 30 brain injury survivors.

Running from 30 November until 23 February 2017 at the Stratford Circus Arts Centre in London, the public exhibition, proudly sponsored by Hyphen Law, asks visitors to consider: “how far can one life-changing incident be seen in the artistic work you create?”                  

Headway East London’s talented artists are all self-taught and are based at the charity’s ‘Submit to Love’ studios in Hackney, East London.

The exhibition - the studio’s first - celebrates the achievements of Headway East London’s members and the personal journeys they have undertaken since their injuries.

Hyphen Law director Christine Bunting recently had the opportunity to visit the studio and was very impressed by the art on display. She said: “The work created by these artists is not only hugely inspiring, but it is also a thrilling and thought-provoking exhibition of their collective talents. We jumped at the opportunity to be involved in this event.”

Survivors of brain injury are often excluded from society and they may have lost certain skills or cannot do the same jobs as before. They may find it difficult to communicate with the world as they used to. Art offers an outlet to re-define how they communicate and unlock their self-expression.

Over the past two decades, Headway East London has become home to many talented artists; repositioning art from a simple rehabilitation activity to both a vocation and a passion. The charity’s onsite art studio has evolved over time, sitting alongside the existing activities and services that Headway East London provides for brain injury survivors.

It promises to be an interesting and inspiring art exhibition showcasing the talents and energies of brain injury survivors – if you are visiting London in the near future, it will be well worth a visit!