I run the risk of this being read as a cliché or perhaps naivety or even youthful arrogance. Part of the reason for choosing this topic is to understand if there is some validity in the claim that art can and does play a part in redeeming society. Through the process of exploring these concepts, I am seeking to either justify this statement or prove it to be wrong. However, often in exploring these kinds of concepts we find that more questions than answers surface or bombard us. This discussion is no different and questions such as: ‘does society need redeeming?’ and ‘if so from what?’ ‘and who defines it?’ all arise but perhaps as myresearch moves forward I can try to give some ideas to a way forward.