Daniel McDonald presents 'Nexus' for Sydney WorldPride

Published by: Heath | 14-Feb-2023
Daniel McDonald fuses traditional painting styles with modern iconography, colours and concepts at Flinders Street Gallery , Sydney for WorldPride. #danielmcdonald #sydneyworldpride #deadlyhandtalk #firstnationsart #gaypride #flindersstreetgallery
Venue: Flinders Street Gallery
Address: 61 Flinders Street Gallery Surry Hills NSW 2010 Australia
Date: 15 February - 4 March 2023
Time: Wed - Sat 11am - 6pm
Ticket: Free
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Daniel McDonald presents 'Nexus' for Sydney WorldPride
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Daniel McDonald, Shield, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 82 x 82 cm. courtesy the artist and Flinders Street Gallery
"I hope Nexus will be a place for all people to feel at peace when they see my artwork. I want to raise awareness of diverse cultures and people to see my story and think about their own," Daniel McDonald, artist.

Daniel McDonald (he/him) is a First Nations LGBTQIA+ artist, living with a disability (Deafness).

As a Gadigal and Wonnarua man he represents Aboriginal art through 'Deadly Hand Talk' . 'Deadly' is Indigenous argot for proud or awesome. 'Hand Talk' is communication by hand.

McDonald will feature at Flinders Street Gallery, Surry Hills, in Sydney, for WorldPride. Although Western Desert dot techniques inspire him, Daniel paints with an eye to his coastal NSW and inner Sydney origins to tell his own story. He was first encouraged by his Grandmother and Aunt 'Mum Shirl' to draw and paint and to help with communicating with others.

In this exclusive Flinders Street Gallery exhibition, Daniel fuses traditional painting techniques with contemporary iconography, colours and concepts. The exhibition seeks to draw harmonious connections between diverse orientations and identities.

Daniel McDonald is dedicated to amplifying the voices of people living with Disabilities in the arts and culture sectors and has been honoured as one of the 45 Rainbow Champions for Sydney WorldPride 2023.

Daniel will offer the Welcome to Country at this year’s Mardi Gras Parade and will also deliver a speech with his interpreter at the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference 1-3 March.

The artist will be onsite at the Gallery on Saturday 4 March from 2pm to talk about his work, with his interpreter.

Flinders Street Gallery hours: Wed-Sat 11am - 6pm or by appointment

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