Daniel Connell is an Adelaide based artist whose practice is primarily socially engaged. He is curious about belonging and exclusion and the processes that occur to blur the boundaries between the two states.
Daniel has lived and worked in India and worked closely with migrant communities for most of the last 25 years. His drawings have grown into multiple community and advocacy projects including the national initiative called Turbans and Trust, the free migrant employment service SAPNAM and labour rights advocacy service for new migrants, a cheap accomodation service for new arrivals and many others.
He has been a finalist in the Doug Moran portrait prize twice and Prospect Portait Prize twice, as well as the Fleurieu landscape prize and exhibited in the Kochi Biennale of Contemporary Art.
He lectures at Adelaide Central School of Art in painting, drawing and portraiture and is a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia in visual arts. He was recently invited by TEDX Ubud to give a talk on his work on art and belonging.