William Yang has been combining his skills as a writer and a visual artist since 1989 when he began to perform monologues with slide projection in the theatre. Sadness, wove together two themes: the discovery of his Chinese heritage, and the rituals of dying and death in Sydney. It has toured successfully nationally and internationally. In addition to his famed monologues, William Yang regularly exhibits his photographic works. His rich and celebratory images of the gay community in Sydney from the seventies to the present reveal a world of personal and sexual expression.
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William Yang is one of Australia’s great storytellers. For 40 years, his photographs, handwritten anecdotes and live, slide projection performances have shared his journey to self-acceptance as a gay Chinese-Australian.Born in 1943 in North Queensland, his first solo exhibition Sydneyphiles, was held in 1977, at the Australian Centre...
As part of the celebrations of Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year, Stills Gallery, Sydney presents the solo exhibition William Yang: Stories of Love and Death from 18 February to 5 March 2016. The exhibition will also launch a new monograph of the same name from academics Helena Grehan and Edward Scheer.