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Art project sheds new light on brain injury

Lucy Shannon
Published Date: 
13 August 2013
ABC News
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A contemporary art work in Tasmania is telling some rarely heard stories from people with an acquired brain injury.

"It's not a piece of patronising cuddly, disability art."

That's how artistic director Richard Bladel describes the Angels of Our Better Nature art project.

Look through the eyes of a two-metre tall stainless steel head and you'll see an expression in video of artists' lives since acquiring a brain injury.

"It's the voice and the imagination and life experience of a whole lot of extraordinary human beings who've been through great trauma and suffering in their lives, and through that trauma and suffering, they've learnt an extraordinary amount about what it is to be human" Mr Bladel said.

It is the second collaboration between his Tasmanian arts group Kickstart and brain injury body, Headway.

Participant Nick Cooper was studying to be a lawyer when he had a stroke.

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