Art as evidence: Ethical considerations when using client artworks in exhibitions | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2040-2457
  • E-ISSN: 2040-2465



Exhibitions are frequently used to illustrate outcomes of arts therapy programmes, showcase community arts projects, and to gather research data. In this article we review some of the ethical dilemmas that arise in exhibiting client or participant artwork, and argue that attention to shared decision-making within an ethics of care framework is needed to ensure constructive ethical practice.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): ethics of care; exhibitions; shared decision-making
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