Unmasking Brain Injury
Brain Injury Services of Northern Ontario (BISNO) and Brain Injury Association of Thunder Bay and Area (BIATBA), as community partners with the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) will be unveiling Unmasking Brain Injury in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Month.
Unmasking Brain Injury is an international movement and, through the coordination of the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA), Ontario has become the first province in Canada to participate. OBIA has disseminated more than 1,600 masks to 26 participating brain injury associations/partner organizations across the province.
Brain injury continues to be misunderstood and is often referred to as the invisible disability. Through the unmasking project, hundreds of people living with brain injuries are making the invisible, visible by unmasking their stories through an artistic display of masks that represent their personal journeys.
This project has resonated with survivors of brain injury in profound ways, as it empowers them to personally increase awareness of brain injury.
Masks will be on display in public areas across the province during the month of June.
Become a Member
- receive free admission to the Gallery
- subscription to eLINK
- discount on kid’s & adult classes
- 15% discount on most items in The Gallery Store
- free admission to almost 100 Ontario museums and art galleries via OAAG upon presentation of your membership card
- voting privileges at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery Annual General Meeting and other members’ meetings