FREE EVENT – booking is essential
3409 Warburton Hwy
Friday 14 October: 10am – 1pm
Saturday 15 October: 10am – 1pm
An outdoor photography workshop where the camera lens looks inward as well as out, facilitated by the award-winning UK artist, Daniel Regan.
Daniel Regan is a London-based photographic artist and non-profit Director specialising in health and wellbeing. He knows first-hand how vital the arts can be to the transformational impact of mental health, for it reflects his own lived experience as well as his artistic focus. “Creativity is just as valid as clinical treatments in understanding how you are and facilitating your own self-expression”, said Daniel in a recent interview with The Guardian, “Without photography, I wouldn’t be here.”
In these two 3-hour workshops, Daniel will lead each group on an outdoor photography tour, helping participants to capture images of the world as only they can see them, using their own camera or phone. Then in a guided response to the photos taken, he’ll share what he has learned about how art and photography help connections with self and others, and how they can help to broker a dialogue about difficult or taboo topics, such as self-injury, suicide or trauma.
Daniel Regan’s visit to Australia for The Big Anxiety has been supported by Arts Council England.
Image: Abandoned, Daniel Regan.
Daniel found his voice through photographs. Drawing on his own experience with mental health difficulties and self injury, Daniel finds a new language in photography in the absence of words (and it helps). A photographic artist, consultant, producer and non-profit Director working across the arts and health sector, Daniel specialises in exploring complex and difficult emotional experiences. Daniel is represented by Bethlem Gallery in London and lives in south-east London.
This workshop requires around 30 minutes of walking and 2 hours of being outdoors throughout the experience. Participants should wear shoes and clothes suitable for walking and be prepared for the day’s weather.
Participants will need to bring a camera or phone suitable for taking their own photographs, and have the capacity to transfer photos via USB, SD card, AirDrop or another quick method to share with the facilitator during the workshop. Please consider how you can do this as part of your preparation for the workshop.
This workshop is recommended for ages 16+.