Date Tuesday 21 November 2023
Location Room T1101, London College of Communication
Join UAL alumni Daniel Regan, arist & expert in Creative Health, in a workshop around self care for ourselves as artists. Daniel and the self care workshop are returning after the positive feedback that we had from participants from last Disability History Month. This session will not only cover self care for ourselves as artists, but also taking care of ourselves when covering topics that can take up a lot of our mental sphere and energy, such as making work about disability, mental heath, etc.
Daniel is a visual artist specialising in the exploration of complex and difficult emotional experiences, focusing on the transformational impact of arts on mental health, building on his own lived experiences. Over the last 20 years, his own photographic works have brokered dialogues around taboo topics such as mental health, grief, self injury, suicide and racism.
As a part of his creative practice I shoot commissions, produce and deliver socially engaged projects and provide constultancy on Creative Health work. He regularly exhibits and speak at events across fine art, educational and clinical institutions in the UK and worldwide, alongside teaching at both art and medical institutions.
In 2015, he founded and is now the Executive Director of the Arts & Health Hub, a not-for-profit organisation that supports artists and cultural producers that are exploring health, wellbeing and what it means to be human in their creative practice. Through his work in supporting other artists, he is deeply driven by how we support those with lived experience of illness to safely make both personal and participatory works, and he is passionate about ecosystems of care within the Creative Health sector.
From 2016-2021, he worked in primary care as the Artistic Director of Creative Health Camden, a pioneering arts and wellbeing charity embedded into the NHS. He led on the strategic development and programming of a large number of arts and health initiatives available to over 30,000 patients.