Portrait of William Yang

William Yang

William Yang is a writer and visual artist.

William Yang was born in North Queensland, Australia. He moved to Sydney in 1969 and worked as a freelance photographer documenting Sydney’s social life which included the glamorous, celebrity set and the hedonistic, sub-cultural, gay community

In 1989 he integrated his skills as a writer and a visual artist. He began to perform monologues with slide projection in the theatre. These slide shows have become the main expression of his work. They tell personal stories and explore issues of identity. He has done ten full-length works and they have toured the world.

William’s current work is photo-based and uses performance, gallery exhibition and video. He conducts workshops in story telling, and is helping other people tell their story.