We're excited have artist, curator and producer Wilson Yeung Chun Wai the brains behind the Top-Up: Diversity Arts Professional Development Exhibition & Workshop Series by Curatorial Collective. Wilson gives us some insight into his practice and art:
1. Describe yourself in one sentence:
I am an artist-curator and creative producer of Chinese-Cambodian heritage.
2. What is your chosen medium(s) and why?
I am researching collective curatorial practice and Asian contemporary art in multicultural contexts in Australia. My practice research, ‘Curating In-Between’, focuses on exploring the role of curators and curatorial practices to develop collective curatorial strategies and frameworks. It articulates curatorial practice that interrogates the role of a curator in facilitating cross-cultural collaborations as a ‘cultural collaborator’.
3. What/who inspires you?
British theatre director Peter Brook inspires my creative practice. I am interested in using devised theatre and collective creation techniques, such as improvisation, exercises, and work-in-progress in visual arts exhibition production. I am also actively involved in the cultural development of diverse arts and communities in Asia and Australia.
4. What do you want people to take away from your work?
I hope our collective creative work can support people of all backgrounds to tell their stories. After these challenging times of Covid, revitalize local levels in the community and encourage everyone to love each other and share their voices.