William Yang is best known for his autobiographic performance pieces produced since the late 1980s and often performed on stage with large projected images and music. A narrative runs through these shows and his self-portrait photographs recreate this story.
Interested people can also put in an expression of interest to join William Yang for a workshop designed to provide the tools to tell your own story. From Monday 18 to Thursday 21 September William will work with a small groups of local residents, helping them to craft their own stories with words and photos before they perform, on stage on Friday 22 September prior to William’s presentation at Orange Civic Theatre.
If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Michelle on 6393 8117 or email [email protected] for more details. Expression of Interest applications close on Monday 28 August at 5pm.
William Yang: Self Portraits exhibition at the Orange Regional Gallery and throughout the Family History Societies Conference features a series of striking images in which the artist charts his childhood in North Queensland, his time in Sydney where he came out as a gay man, his search for identity and his trips to China. More recent images are meditations on family and mortality. William Yang will present a floor talk at the Gallery on Thursday 21 September at 5.30pm.
William Yang will also be a guest speaker at the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies Conference 2017. The conference will be held in the centrally located cultural precinct with complementary exhibitions planned for the adjoining Library, Museum and Gallery. Tickets for the conference are $140 and for more information and the registration form, please go to the website https://yourfamilystoryinorange.wordpress.com/