Art & Mental Health Forum - [Event Feature] Daniel Regan

Art & Mental Health Forum Daniel Regan

Hotel Elephant member Daniel Regan, is a photographer whose work focuses on themes of well-being and the processing of life’s experiences. Daniel is co-curating an Art & Mental Health Forum which will be taking place at University of the Arts London in High Holborn on 27th July.

Art & Mental Health Forum

UAL, 272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY

27th July: 11:45am – 6pm

Free – please RSVP

This UAL sponsored event is aimed at encouraging and exploring Postgraduate research interests, artistic practices, personal experiences and dialogues related to the arts and mental health. The event provides an initial opportunity to build a sustainable community of creatives interested in all aspects of mental health. The proposed outcome for this forum is for us to develop as a community around our mutual interests and common goals.

The Art and Mental Health Forum is designed to be accessible to artists, students, mental health and wellbeing professionals and the general public. We are interested in inviting experienced professionals, postgraduate artists and researchers to create short presentations about their work or area of interest to a diverse audience. We are also interested in creating a safe space for more personal artist narratives on how ‘mental health’ informs their art practice or vice versa. There will be the opportunity to connect with other creatives during the scheduled lunch and social and networking portion of the event.

Supported by UAL Postgraduate Student Communities of Practice Fund. This event is curated by Jacqui Ennis-Cole and Daniel Regan.

Speakers:

·       Sal Anderson (Institute of Inner Vision)

·       Jacqueline Dyer (former Vice-Chair of the Mental Health Taskforce and Lambeth Councillor and MBE for services to Mental Health)

·       Elizabeth Morrow (Cooltan Arts)

·       Ana-Maria Amato (SHARP Gallery Curator)

·       Helen Shearn (Independent consultant, facilitator and producer in Arts, Mental Health and Wellbeing)

·       Sara Muzira (Artist)

·       Dr Dele Olajide (Consultant Psychiatrist)

·       Daniel Regan (Artist & director of arts & wellbeing charity Free Space Project)

·       Hemanth Rao (Artist & Psychiatrist)

·       Naomi Woddis (Artist)

About Daniel Regan:

Daniel is a photographer captivated by the human condition and complex emotions. His work focuses on themes of wellbeing and the processing of life’s experiences. The thread of intimacy and the desire to connect with both others and himself weaves its way throughout his practice.

Daniel is the director of the Free Space Project, an arts & wellbeing charity providing arts activities and therapies across two NHS sites in north London. In addition to this he shoots commissions, delivers art workshops, works as a consultant and teaches photography.

Daniel also runs Fragmentary, a website devoted to the exploration of mental health within photography. As part of this he organises events and exhibitions exploring and encouraging the much needed debate on the benefits of arts for those with experience of mental difficulties.

Keep up to date with Daniel:

Website: danielregan.photography

Twitter: @funnytimeofyear

Instagram: @danielreganphotography