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Daniel Lehan

Artist, Writer, Gallery educator

Reading his palm Bob and Roberta Smith declared Daniel Lehan to be: The Most Stubborn Artist I Have Ever Met ! Frog Morris - Curator, Poet and Performer - says: Daniel's works often begin with simple instructions that any man, or woman, in the street can follow: 'Make a sign saying what you want', 'write down your darkest thoughts', 'collect unusual stories from the newspaper', 'draw a pie chart of your emotional life'. He uses understated calm and reassuring charm to encourage people to interact and create these works with him. The end products are a rich patchwork of thoughts and ideas gathered up from the minutiae of people's lives. Elaine Arkell - Artist - has declared: Daniel is a cross between The Cat Who Walks By Himself, and The Cheshire Cat ! Daniel Lehan - former paperboy, choirboy, shop assistant, ice cream seller, chip shop manager, petrol pump attendant, pub caterer, post office worker, theatre usher, cleaner, adult education tutor, leaflet distributor, front of house manager, t-shirt designer, screen printer, gardener, teacher. read full statement

Location Ottawa
Activities Residencies, Workshops, Participatory projects, Creative writing, Gallery education
Artforms / type of project Book Works, Drawing, Live Art, Participatory, Text
Website http://www.daniel-lehan.com

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