September 13, 2019 - October 21, 2019

I Want to Live

An exhibition by photographer Daniel Regan and suicide respite centre Maytree

Long Gallery, Maudsley Hospital, SE5 8AZ

The exhibition comprises a number of interviews and photographic portraits of Maytree’s volunteer workforce, investigating what brings people to volunteer with those in suicidal crisis, volunteers’ own mental health experiences and the impact of suicide.

Alongside these images are a series of photographs taken at the house, highlighting the liminal space where significant change often takes place and the traces that Maytree’s many guests have left behind.

The original grant from the National Lottery Community Fund formed a 4 month exhibition at the Free Space Project (London), during which Daniel ran a number of arts workshops focusing on suicide and bereavement for patients and staff.

I Want to Live Daniel Regan photograph Long Gallery exhibition

A book is available of the full I Want to Live project which includes more interviews, images and an introduction by Anna McNay. 

Daniel Regan

Daniel Regan shoots commissions, delivers arts workshops, works as a consultant and teaches photography. He is Artistic Director of the arts and wellbeing charity, Free Space Project and runs Arts & Health Hub, a place for artists to connect, learn & share resources about arts and health. 

Long Gallery, Maudsley Hospital
I Want to Live, Daniel Regan, Long Gallery exhibition
I Want to Live, Daniel Regan, Long Gallery exhibition