Placing art at the centre of art-based practice and research

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This article provides an overview of the author’s creative experience of developing an art-based approach in practice and research as a registered art therapist in the United Kingdom and the influence that Shaun McNiff has had in shaping the author’s work. The first section describes a visual narrative documenting the author’s experience of a creative arts studio group facilitated by McNiff during his London visit in 2018. The second section extends these art-based experiences into a research design format developed by the author in relation to clinical response art. Both areas converge through the intersection of internal embodied affect and externalized expression through art.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Pages (from-to)379-390
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Applied Arts & Health
Issue number3
Early online date3 Oct 2023
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2023


  • creative arts studio; art therapy; response art; practitioner-research; creativity; imagination.
  • response art
  • creative arts studio
  • practitioner-research
  • creativity
  • imagination
  • art therapy


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