Promotional image for Gay Sydney: A Memoir, playing at Seymour Centre
Seymour Centre in association with Sydney WorldPride present

Gay Sydney: A Memoir

18 - 23 Feb 2023

I came to Sydney from Brisbane in 1969, the same year as Stonewall about which I’d never heard. The Gay Liberation movement was just beginning…

Internationally renowned performance artist, and one of Australia’s greatest storytellers, William Yang is an iconic chronicler of our time. His work, although intensely personal, speaks a universal language.

Join William as he explores the heady and turbulent scenes of 1970s Sydney, the vibrant history of Mardi Gras, and the ever-evolving GLBTIQ story.

Set against his own stunning images and with evocative, haunting music created and played live by Meanjin/Brisbane composer, Timothy Fairless, Gay Sydney: A Memoir eloquently reflects on the past to imagine the way forward.

Yang’s work has remained artistically vibrant, impactful and relevant through five decades of creation. Gay Sydney: A Memoir is the apotheosis of all that came before, tender, exuberant, political – a portrait of the times that shaped a life well lived.

Presented by Seymour Centre in association with Sydney WorldPride, this project is generously supported by the NSW Government.

Image credit: William Yang

“Yang is an anti-hero in his own narratives, vulnerable and self-mocking… All of us have similar stories.”
The Sydney Morning Herald

Acclaimed photographer and performer, William Yang is one of Australia’s most celebrated independent artists, renowned for his poignant work, exploring social diversity, belonging and travel.


Image credit: William Yang

Timothy Fairless is a composer and music-maker from Meanjin/Brisbane who turns field recordings and acoustic instruments into experimental, ambient soundscapes.


Image credit: Lauren Moore

Writer and Director William Yang
Composer and Performer Timothy Fairless
Producer
Fenn Gordon for Tandem

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Everest Theatre

Sun 19 Feb 5pm
Tue 21 Feb 7pm
Wed 22 Feb 7pm
Thu 23 Feb 7pm

75 minutes (no interval). 

Full $37
Concession (Full-time Student)* $32
Mardi Gras Member* $32

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for ages 16+. Contains nudity, adult themes, sexual references, and sex scenes. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Everest Theatre

Sun 19 Feb 5pm
Tue 21 Feb 7pm
Wed 22 Feb 7pm
Thu 23 Feb 7pm

75 minutes (no interval). 

Full $37
Concession (Full-time Student)* $32
Mardi Gras Member* $32

$6 transaction fee applies.

*Please be prepared to present corresponding ID at your event if requested by our staff. Read more.

Recommended for ages 16+. Contains nudity, adult themes, sexual references, and sex scenes. Photography and filming prohibited. 

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Acclaimed photographer and performer, William Yang is one of Australia’s most celebrated independent artists, renowned for his poignant work, exploring social diversity, belonging and travel.


Image credit: William Yang

Timothy Fairless is a composer and music-maker from Meanjin/Brisbane who turns field recordings and acoustic instruments into experimental, ambient soundscapes.


Image credit: Lauren Moore

Writer and Director William Yang
Composer and Performer Timothy Fairless
Producer
Fenn Gordon for Tandem

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

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