Photography Workshop with Wei Leng Tay

Save the date and join renowned artist Wei Leng Tay for a workshop at the ANU School of Art. Some experience assumed.

Wei Leng Tay is an artist based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Working predominantly with photography and sound, Tay is interested in how socio-economics, history, family and the state intersect with experiences of displacement, migration and self-identity.

Tay’s project ‘The Other Shore’ (2014-2015) at the Australian Centre on China in the World, ANU (31 March-15 July) addresses recent antagonism towards Mainland Chinese migrants in popular discourse in Hong Kong. While ‘Mainlanders’ are often presented as a single group, this series of photographic portraits and interviews reveals individual lives, with diverse aspirations and attitudes towards Hong Kong. The project comments more broadly on similar experiences of young educated Chinese elsewhere, negotiating a new place in the world.

In 2015, Wei Leng Tay was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship at the Yale School of Art, and recently completed a residency with Vasl Artists’ Collective, Karachi. Tay’s work has been exhibited widely in Asia and internationally, and is held in public collections including: the National University of Singapore Museum, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan, and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum. A selection of her series ‘Slow Cool Breezes’ was recently featured in Photofile magazine, vol.94, Autumn/Winter 2014.

Workshop requirements:
Each participant is required to bring about 50+ prints (actual objects rather than on a screen) approx. 4x6 prints or proofs for Wei Leng to pull a story from and discuss with the photographer. Each participant can observe the process as others experience it and can consider the choices they would make with regard to different groups of images.

$75/70 Circle of friends and concessions.

In collaboration with the Australian Centre on China in the World and the ANU School of Art Photography and Media Arts.