I would have been/ could be amazing: a social justice oriented visual art rejoinder to whole earth?
Bruty, L., Haas, M., Peisley, T., Royal, L., Wright, K. and Wright, T. 2017. I would have been/ could be amazing: a social justice oriented visual art rejoinder to whole earth? in: Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities Canterbury Christ Church University.
|Authors||Bruty, L., Haas, M., Peisley, T., Royal, L., Wright, K. and Wright, T.|
The art pieces shown at the conference were informed by current and significant local, national and international contexts, including the continuing so called ‘migrant crisis’ and the effects of on-going financial cuts to mental health services (Foley, 2013; Mind, 2014); issues that the art psychotherapists see as points of struggle but that might otherwise be imagined and realised as opportunities, through radical praxis, for sustainable socially just futures.
Summary of participatory content. Each artist provided a reflective piece of writing to accompany their art work included in the exhibition that briefly explained to viewers the thinking and rationale behind the work. Below is a sample of each artist’s contribution with title, media and reflective description of work. Art psychotherapists were available at the exhibition to discuss the art work and motivations behind it with conference participants, which enhanced the contributions of both parties.
|Book title||Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities|
|Publisher||Canterbury Christ Church University|
|01 Jul 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||27 Feb 2018|
British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), (2016) About art therapy. [Online]. Available at:
Foley, T. (2013) Bridging the Gap: The financial case for a reasonable rebalancing of health and care resources. Royal
Mind (2014) What is community-based mental health and community care? [Online]. Available at: <http://www.
Mohanty, C. T. (2003) Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity. Durham & London. Duke University Press.
|Journal||Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities. Conference Proceedings|
|Journal citation||July, pp. 131-135|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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