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An image of Darrin and Linden (part 3) by William Yang

William Yang

(Australia 1943 – )

Title
Darrin and Linden (part 3)
Year
1991
printed circa 1992
Media category
Photograph
Materials used
gelatin silver photograph with hand-written text in black
Edition
5/20
Dimensions

26.8 x 40.5 cm image; 40.2 x 50.6 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated u.l.corner. [image]., black ink "... William Yang 1991".
Credit
Purchased 1997
Accession number
197.1997
Copyright
© William Yang
Location
Not on display
Further information

William Yang has documented the gay scene in Sydney since the 1970s. At this time many were celebrating new-found freedom, greater acceptance in society and the start of the Mardi Gras parades.

In these images from the 1990s Yang investigates the impact of AIDS on his friends and community, as well as the broader social implications of the disease. The works act as memorials which acknowledge both individual fears, the illnesses that AIDS and HIV bring, the repercussions on the gay community, and the importance of public displays of recognition and remembrance.

Bibliography (1)

William Yang, William Yang, Friends of Dorothy, Sydney, 1997, 70 (illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Friends of Dorothy, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Paddington, 02 Feb 1997–01 Mar 1997