An exciting exhibition of paper sculptures at Sudley House
is inspired by the original use of the rooms in which the artworks are displayed. Unfolding 18 October 2008 22 February 2009 has been created by Liverpool artists Steve Rooney and Sue Williams in collaboration with designer Damian Cruikshank.
The interventions each relating to the brain, mind and identity are a response to work done by Steve and Sue with patients at Mersey Care NHS Trusts Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre at Mossley Hill Hospital, Liverpool. Some of the service users and carers artwork is also on display.
For the exhibition, five of Sudleys main rooms are connected with key areas of the brain executive function (main hall), memory (library), creative self (drawing room), social self (dining room) and industrious self (study).
Steve says: All the works are made from paper-based material which has been folded to form three-dimensional shapes. Each of these sculptures uses geometric design to investigate different facets of the conscious mind.
Steve and Sue have worked in partnership with Mersey Care for over five years to help people make sense of what they have been through and cope with the long-term effects of a brain injury through an innovative arts project. Taken from the Making More Sense project are 30 paintings, photographs and other artworks on show following recent visits to Sudley.
The project aims to enable the arts to have a positive effect on health. Making More Sense is funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool Culture Company and Mersey Care NHS Trust.
Artists include: Michael Cheeseman, Ashley Deam, Amanda Fargin, Tony Houghton, Elaine Luby, John McGregor, Ken McKevitt, Ian Munro, Sharon Pearce, Joe Prendergast, Gary Radice (nurse), Alan Reekie, Kevin Richardson, Maria OReilly, Paul Sealeaf, Margaret Webster (carer), Agnes Whitby (carer).