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Claiming Heritage

William Yang (AUS) /

Discover the visual stories of William Yang, one of Australia’s most celebrated storytellers. Yang’s prolific photography work and monologues with slide projections depict his journey of accepting his identity as a gay Chinese Australian. Through his lens, Yang presents a rich visual record of his experiences, from the emergence of Sydney’s gay community to his personal Chinese heritage and family relationships.

You can also view Yang’s work inside the Xin Jin Shan Chinese Library during its opening hours:

  • Wednesday 10am–5pm
  • Thursday 10am–5pm
  • Friday 10am–5pm
  • Saturday 10am–5pm
  • Sunday 10am–5pm

Closed – Monday/Tuesday

Proudly sponsored by the Xin Jin Shan Chinese Library, the Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat Inc.; and Southern Impact Media, BIFB 2023 Festival Partner. Special thanks to Professor Haoliang Sun.

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