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Conflict: an exhibition by Matthew Rutherford

8 October 2021 - 3 December 2021

Conflict is an exhibition of selected pieces by artist Matthew Rutherford.

Matthew says: ‘I had a car crash 11 years ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury. Now, I struggle to speak because I have aphasia and I believe painting can do the talking for me. I have epilepsy too and some physical difficulties as a result of my accident. I have some very hard days but when I paint, I feel happy. I put what I’m thinking on the canvas with a few simple strokes and before I know it, I’ve created a finished piece!’

Find Conflict in the World Collection Gallery.

You can find out more about Matthew in this BBC short film here.

Headway Derby have supported Matthew to produce this exhibition. Headway Derby has been supporting people affected by brain injury for 27 years.

The painting pictured here is Chemistry by Matthew Rutherford

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