William Yang: Australia Now

21 June – 28 July 2013

To fully engage children and families, and to extend the viewer’s experience of the themes explored in Made in China, Australia, the gallery negotiated to re-present William Yang’sinteractive educational project Australia Now. The work intelligently encourages children to connect with Yang’s interest in autobiography by drawing self portraits, writing stories from their lives and discovering their Chinese zodiac animal sign.

Australia Now was first commissioned by The Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art Children's Art Centre for The China Project for Kids, 2009.

[image right, detail] William Yang's Australia Now (detail) as shown at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, in 2011.

Photo: William Yang's 'Australia Now' at SCAF in 2011