Sat 12 October: 10am-1pm
Mon 14 October: 2pm-5pm
VENUE: Callan Park, Rozelle
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 photographer and Artistic Director specialising in health and wellbeing. He knows first-hand how vital the arts can be on 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 around the grounds of Old Rozelle Hospital and Callan Park, helping you to capture images of the world as only you can see them, using your 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.
Note: Bring your own smart phone or digital camera.
Daniel found his voice through pictures. Drawing on his own experience with self injury and self harm, Daniel finds language in photography in the absence of words (and it helps).