Brain Injury Matters

@ Arts For All

Unexpected Happenings

'Unexpected Happenings' is an exhibition of drawings, paintings, mixed media and photography created during the pandemic on Zoom through weekly workshops with adults who have an acquired brain injury and facilitated by artist Daniela Balmaverde.

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.


Arts for All

“Arts for all, established as a charity in 2000 to increase opportunities for artistic activity in communities that traditionally had limited engagement with the arts. Since its inception, and with a new cultural hub at Cityside Retail Park, the organisation has caused a rippling effect gently influencing and inviting groups. We are delighted to host this event.” Jill Mc Dermott, Arts for All

Brain Injury Matters

Brain Injury Matters (NI) was established in 2013 as an independent regional third sector organisation supporting, promoting and empowering those individuals and families affected by acquired brain injury.