Daniel Regan & Antonia Atwood are the recipients of a commission to make new work relating to themes of mental wellbeing and safe spaces. Regan & Attwood were in residence at QUAD in the latter part of 2016, producing new work that touches upon the theme of ‘Habitat’, and takes the form of an immersive installation of still and moving image works, shown during FORMAT17, in March 2017, here on the D-Lab website and at the LEVEL Centre during 2017.
Artist Filmmaker Antonia Attwood graduated in 2014. Her practice in still and moving image explores the phenomenology of mental health, translating verbal descriptions and stories from people who have lived experience of mental illness. Antonia's work aims to illustrate and visually interpret how mental illness ‘feels’.
A major piece of her acclaimed work is My Mother Tongue produced with her mother who has bipolar disorder. The premise and motivation, wanting to further understand the condition and her mother’s experiences. Antonia has shown her work at Photofusion, The Institute of Psychiatry, Hotel Elephant, Free Space Gallery, The Dragon Cafe, Broadway Cinema Nottingham and London College of Communication. She also recently exhibited at The Depot Clapton, for Photomonth 2015 and Brighton Photo Fringe. Antonia has had commissions from the Institute of Inner Vision to create short films that explore the theme of mental health.
Daniel Regan is an artist captivated by the human condition. His practice focuses on themes of emotions, well-being and the processing of life’s experiences. The thread of intimacy and the desire to connect with others and his own internal experiences weaves its way throughout his practice.
Daniel studied photography at both BA and MA level at Brighton University and the London College of Communication, respectively. During these periods Regan examined both his own role as a mental health service user as well as the benefits of the arts for those affected by emotional difficulties. Daniel often works with charities to create powerful imagery that represents their beneficiaries, working closely with those affected by alopecia and burns survivors. Daniel regularly exhibits work in fine art and clinical settings, both nationally and internationally, alongside devising and running community arts projects focusing on using photography as a tool for emotional expression.