Submit to Love Studios Presents . . . Making Faces


Artists who have survived brain injuries offer a playful look at identity.

dates & times

3 – 23 August
Open daily, 10am – 11pm


Green Display Space 2 – Level 2, Royal Festival Hall

In Making Faces, the artists of Submit to Love Studios explore the face, the body, the self and the disjuncture between what is seen and what is felt. This exhibition brings together a specially commissioned installation with a set of paintings, illustrations and audio by more than 30 artists who have survived brain injury.

The face is a moving map shaped by inheritance, by our feelings and by life events. It's also a bill board, a signalling post watched constantly by others for clues about our thoughts. Fractured, funny, affable, awkward; in the plane of the face, identity is negotiated and self-construction collides with reminders of what others gather – rightly or wrongly – from a first impression.

Submit to Love Studios is based at Headway East London in Hackney, a local charity providing specialist support and services to survivors of brain injury and their families.

Meet the artists from Submit to Love Studios on Thursday 17 August from 12noon – 1.30pm in the exhibition space.

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