More than 40 brain injury survivors turned artists will be throwing open the doors to their Hackney home next month for their second festive “Open Studio” event. On Thursday 5th December, Submit to Love Studios based at brain injury charity Headway East London, will welcome members of the public to view and purchase work, and learn more about its unique creative practice.
The studio supports a group of largely self-taught artists; each using diverse methods and practices to produce works that are unguarded, emotive and informed by a truly distinctive vision. It also forms part of Headway East London, a charity supporting more than 650 survivors of brain injury and their families across 13 London boroughs. Over the past two decades, the charity and its artists have repositioned art from a rehabilitation activity to both a vocation and passion project; whilst also establishing a studio with a growing reputation boasting recent exhibitions and workshops at the Southbank Centre and Science Museum. This event invites art lovers and the local community to celebrate the studio’s successful journey so far, and builds upon their 2018 event which made more than £1000.
Exhibited work on the night will include solo portfolios and collaborative projects; covering painting, illustration, sculpture, ceramics and print work. Visitors will have the opportunity to buy a selection of original work, alongside gift products and merchandise featuring studio artwork. A number of artists will also be present to talk about their work and practices.