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William Yang (Seeing and Being Seen)
March 27, 2021 - August 22, 2021Free
Queensland-born, Sydney-based photographer William Yang’s significant contribution to Australian photography spans five decades. Known for his reflective and joyous depictions of Australia’s LGBTIQ+ scene in the late 70s and 80s through to the present. Yang’s photography is informed by the cultural and political pressures of growing up as a gay man from a Chinese immigrant family in North Queensland.
This exhibition is a major survey of Yang’s work, which traces his career from documentary photography through explorations of cultural and sexual identities and his depictions of landscape. Yang integrates a photographic practice with writing, video and performance.
Read more about the exhibition and artist on the QAGOMA Blog.
WEEKLY FILM SCREENINGS
A regular program of four films capturing William Yang’s iconic monologue performances will screen every weekend in the Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) Lecture Theatre for the duration of the exhibition.
11.00AM | William Yang: Friends of Dorothy 2014 MA15+ | Director: Martin Fox | 58 mins
1.00PM | William Yang: My Generation 2013 M / Director: Martin Fox / 58 mins
1.00PM | Sadness: A Monologue by William Yang 1999 PG | Director: Tony Ayres | 52 mins
2.30PM | William Yang: Blood Links 2014 PG | Director: Martin Fox | 59 mins
Screenings are free; bookings are not required.
Seating will be spaced to follow COVID-safe arrangements.