Catch five decades of gripping photography at QAGOMA’s new exhibition William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen
William Yang is one of Australia’s most acclaimed independent photographers and performers – and in a win for us, we can claim him as a Queenslander! To celebrate William and his meaningful works, QAGOMA is hosting a major survey of his artistic achievements. Coming to Brisbane from Saturday March 27 to Saturday August 22, William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen will introduce novices to William’s work and remind fans why his output is so treasured within the arts community and beyond.
Queensland-born, Sydney-based photographer William Yang’s career spans more than fifty years, so it’s no wonder that he is heralded as one of our country’s most beloved creative figures. Known for his culturally significant depictions of Australia’s LGBTQIA+ scene (from the late 1970s until now), Yang’s works are informed by his experiences of growing up as a gay man within a Chinese immigrant family in North Queensland.
QAGOMA’s new exhibition, William Yang – Seeing and Being Seen, is a major survey of William’s work and will trace his career from documentary photography to his written, film and performance works. The exhibition will present a newly commissioned spoken word live performance and will also feature a regular program of films capturing William’s iconic monologue performances screening every weekend for the duration of the exhibition. If you’re eager to take a gander, this free exhibition will be showcased at Queensland Art Gallery from Saturday March 27 to Saturday August 22.
This article was written with our friends at QAGOMA.