Silenced: The impact of mental health themed artwork in a workplace setting

Tischler, Victoria ORCID: 0000-0002-0086-1906 (2014) Silenced: The impact of mental health themed artwork in a workplace setting. Journal of Applied Arts & Health, 3 (1). pp. 363-368.

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Abstract

This article discusses the controversy surrounding the display of artwork in a workplace where mental health research and teaching takes place. The exhibition of artwork by a deceased mental health service user provoked strong reactions amongst staff and began a dialogue about the impact of the work on viewers. I review issues of autobiographical artwork, mental health recovery and censorship. Whilst the display of art with potentially distressing themes can be illuminating and an important mode of social inclusion, negotiating the location of exhibitions and providing support for staff who may be affected by the work must be considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health > Mental health
Arts
Depositing User: Victoria Tischler
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2018 15:49
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 10:03
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4718

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