#579 In The Studio: William Yang & Olana Janfa

This week we’re taking you into the artists’ studio, sharing the stories of artists that weren’t always celebrated by traditional Australian art institutions…until recently.

By venturing into the studio, we discover personal stories and the way these artist’s encourage us to interrogate our ways of thinking and spark new self-awareness or insight.

William Yang

First we’re meeting William Yang, a photographer known for capturing Sydney’s gay scene, investigating Chinese heritage and more. 

If you’re interested in seeing some of William Yang’s work, it will be showing from 9th March to 10th June as part of the AGNSW Biennale exhibition.

Produced by Nicholas Adams-Dzierzba

With additional production by Mel Bakewell

Olana Janfa

Then, we head to the studio of Naarm-based artist Olana Janfa. Olana shares how his journey, inspirations and experiences as an Ethiopian immigrant has shaped his career path and personal perspective as an artist.

Produced by Mel Bakewell with music by Podington Bear.

You can see more of Olana’s work on his Instagfram, @janhf_bless or at his website https://www.olanajanfa.com/about

All The Best Credits

Executive Producer: Phoebe Adler-Ryan

Editorial Producer: Melanie Bakewell

Host & Interviewer: Madhuraa Prakash