Big Anxiety Festival 

Arts, Health and Care: Leading arts and mental health projects

Wed 12 Oct @ 10am | Lyre Room

A professional development session for artists and arts workers with UK based artist and arts health leader Daniel Regan.

Join UK based artist Daniel Regan in this session exploring how to navigate arts, health and care, including how we care for ourselves, and how artists as leaders can care for those that they work with. In this session Daniel will touch on how to safely create in response to crises, including focusing on self and collective care, our moral and professional responsibilities when working with others, and sharing insights from his Groundwork training delivered to organisations working in the arts and health sector.

Daniel Regan is a photographic artist that specialises in exploring complex and difficult emotional experiences, focusing on the transformational impact of arts on mental health, building on his own lived experiences. Daniel's photographic work focuses on themes of wellbeing and brokers dialogue around often taboo topics such as grief, self injury, suicide and racism. As a part of his practice Daniel shoots commissions, runs socially engaged projects and provides consultancy. Daniel regularly exhibits and speaks at events across fine art, educational and clinical institutions in the UK and worldwide. Daniel is the Founder and Executive Director of the Arts & Health Hub, a UK not-for-profit organisation that supports artists and cultural producers in the arts and health sector. Daniel is represented by Bethlem Gallery in London and lives and has a studio in south east London, UK. 

This professional development opportunity is presented by Burrinja in partnership with Yarra Ranges Regional Museum and Yarra Ranges Council as part of The Big Anxiety festival.

Run time: 90 mins 

Tickets - FREE

Image credit: Liberty Finn, oil pastel on paper.

aerie creative ecology presents

When the Forest Speaks | Liberty Finn

17 Sep - Oct 29 | aerie gallery

Liberty Finn's visual rambles in the forest reflect inner and outer journeys of exploration and knowing. The works in this exhibition shift from hope and magical light toward a more contemplative consideration of loss and regret. The forest’s cycles of decay and growth echo the inner experience and are a reminder that we are not unique in this often jarring cyclic experience of life.

Join us for the opening of a new exhibition in the aerie gallery Sat 17 Sep @ 2pm~ RSVP HERE


burrinja presents

Where Artists Meet (W.A.M.)

Thu 29 September @ 7.00pm | Burrinja 

WAM is Back!

Here’s your chance to get out, have some fun and talk shop with other local artists and have a cheeky drink.

These regular gatherings propose space for connecting and developing conversation between local creatives. WAM provides a fun and friendly environment to talk shop with other artists, share tips, discuss creative practice, projects and local arts and culture. With the Dandenong Ranges rich and abundant cultural landscape Burrinja’s WAM events are a great opportunity to develop new creative networks, find out about potential opportunities and connect with your local arts community.

Join us on the last Thursday of every month @ 7pm at the Fat Goat (2 Morris Road, Upwey)


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