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Art engagement program strengthens our cultural ties with India

27 November

Art engagement program strengthens our cultural ties with India

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Creative workshops for disadvantaged students and emerging artists in India have strengthened cultural ties between South Australia and our sister state of Rajasthan.

Developed by the South Australian Government and led by Adelaide artist Daniel Connell, the art engagement project was launched in Mumbai during the recent business mission to India, with three two-day art workshops delivered to about 60 secondary school students.

Further workshops were held in Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur providing emerging artists a greater understanding of art in an international context and also giving them the opportunity to join South Australian artist networks.

Daniel Connell is a PhD candidate at University of South Australia, a lecturer in visual arts at the Adelaide Central School of Art, and worked as an artist and gallery consultant in Jaipur, Rajasthan from 2007 to 2010. 

Emerging South Australian artists Jessica Lumb, Zoe Freney and Jake Holmes supported Daniel in delivering the program, which is supported by the Adelaide Central School of Art, the Art Gallery of SA, the University of South Australia and South Australia Living Artists.

The art program supports the State Government’s vision to enhance and deepen economic engagement with India and build a long-term mutual partnership encompassing investment, trade and business, education, sport, culture, the arts and sciences including an exchange of people, skills and ideas.

Read the South Australia-India Engagement Strategy here