Unfolding the facets of the mind at Sudley House exhibition

Oct 20 2008 by Laura Sharpe, Liverpool Daily Post


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PAPER sculptures relating to brain, mind and identity have gone on display in Sudley House, south Liverpool.

?Unfolding? has been created by Liver- pool artists Steve Rooney and Sue Wil- liams in collaboration with designer Damian Cruikshank.

The ?unfolding? sculptures ? which each relate to the brain, mind and identity ? are a response to work done by Steve and Sue with patients at Mersey Care NHS Trust?s Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, at Mossley Hill Hospital, Liverpool.

Some of the patients and carers? artwork is also on display.

For the exhibition, five of Sudley?s 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 said: ?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.

The exhibition will remain until February 22. Admission is free and the exhibition is open from 10am-5pm each day.