Exhibition : « Stories of love and death » by William Wang
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. In the month that celebrates both Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year, Stills Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Yang that will mark the launch of the new monograph Stories of Love and Death: Performance, Portraiture and Documentary in the work of William Yang, by prominent academics Edward Scheer and Helena Grehan, published by NewSouth Publishing.
© William Yang Brett Whiteley, 1975. Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney.
The exhibition at Stills will showcase some of Yang’s most celebrated photography. From the explosive sexual expression and social poli...
Old New Borrowed Blue - William Yang
William Yang is one of Australia’s greatest storytellers. The fact that his stories are image based makes them all the more powerful and unique. He is a fine and prolific photographer as well as a renowned theatre performer. His very personal stories describe the experience of being Chinese in an Australia that was not always hospitable to people of different appearances or of a different sexual persuasion. He says his mother wanted desperately to fit in, wanting her children to be more Australian than Australians. As a result Yang claimed his Chinese heritage and celebrated Sydney’s gay culture of which he was part.
This exhibition will present many of Yang’s rich and celebratory images of the gay community in Australia’s most international city from the seventies to the present. They reve...
Season10 - Stills Gallery, SydneyIn SEASON10 we are featuring a mix of unseen images and work selected from previous series by each artist, with an emphasis on summer and celebration.
Narelle Autio’s Seaweed Stacks is an intriguing image of sculptural seaweed forms on the beach near her home. The coast and water has been an ongoing inspiration for Autio, as is evident in her 2006 series celebrating bodies spontaneously at play beneath the surface of the water. Trent Parke is represented with gems from a current work in progress, The Black Rose, which is about coming to terms with the interconnectedness of past, present and future. Also showing will be favourites from The Christmas Tree Bucket series.
In her new images In Lieu, Like A Bird Now and The Ravellor, Pat Brassington continues her fascination with the transformed human body as a sit...