Join us for a spotlight talk with 24th Biennale of Sydney artist, William Yang, who will appear by his work on display in the Boiler House at White Bay Power Station to discuss the themes and content of the work, his practice and the process of realising the project.


William Yang’s work is photo-based and has significantly contributed to the Australian photographic scene spanning over five decades. His photographic practice explores and is informed by political pressures and issues of sexual and cultural identity. Known for his reflective depictions of Australia’s queer scene in the late 1970s and 1980s, when he worked as a freelance photographer, Yang also began to do performances in the theatre using spoken word, slide projection and music in the late 80s. Though documentation of Sydney’s social life became his main artistic expression, Yang still has exhibitions and has made many films of his performance pieces. The story/narrative is present in many of his works.

Logos, from left: Creative Australia, Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, NSW Government, City of Sydney, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Neislon Foundation, Mrvac, and Destination NSW