I’m a writer and educator living in Australia’s Central Desert. I’m interested in the language of instruction; the intersection of individual expression with shared vision; and stories from the past. I’m trying to find my way home. And each week I attempt to navigate complex issues in letters and stories.
Daniel was born in Johannesburg in 1989. He grew up in Perth, Western Australia, moved to Sydney in 2011, and to the Northern Territory in 2018.
Between 2015 and 2018 Daniel established a successful co-curricular creative arts program at Wenona School in Sydney and was instrumental in the growth of the bush school program at Centennial Parklands. Early in 2018 Daniel held a six week residency at Nicholson Street Public School where he facilitated a project with 175 primary school students to build an orchestra using salvaged materials and record an album of original music with two Australian contemporary musicians.
In July 2018 Daniel travelled to Arnhem Land in Australia’s Northern Territory where he lived and worked for six months in the remote Yolngu community of Gapuwiyak. In that time he developed and facilitated two successful art education projects and co-coordinated a series of bush trips together with local educators.
In January 2019 Daniel facilitated a project with ten students from the School of Fine Arts at BUAP University in Puebla, Mexico, assisted by the Arquetopia Foundation’s International Art Educators Residency program