Stop and think / by Samantha Murray

It is hard to ignore the giant brain sculptures that are lined around Toronto’s major downtown venues and public spaces, including our neighbouring Distillery District. And that’s the point.

The Brain Project is a public art exhibition that forces us to stop and pay attention to brain health. The brains, which were commissioned to and imagined by 100 artists are each entirely unique and thought provoking. After their stint on outdoor display, they will be sold to organizations and art collectors with proceeds supporting brain research at Baycrest Health Sciences.

Baycrest is a global leader in geriatric healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging.

The art exhibition was an idea sparked by donors who saw the power of art and design as a tool to spark conversation and raise money for an important cause. 

 “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” – Edgar Degas

 Artists (left to right, top to bottom) Erin Rothstein, Donald Robertson, Darlene Cole and Alice Teichert, bring a unique visual approach to the ideas around active and healthy brains.

Artists (left to right, top to bottom) Erin Rothstein, Donald Robertson, Darlene Cole and Alice Teichert, bring a unique visual approach to the ideas around active and healthy brains.