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— by Walter Marsh: Henry Thong published his first string of Makers Who Inspire stories to YouTube in 2016, profiling South Australian figures including fashion designer Naomi Murrell, recent Archibald finalist Tsering Hannaford and miniatures artist Joshua Smith. Since then the scope of this personal project has expanded to include New York-based fashion photographer Max Papendieck and San Francisco ballet dancer Madison Keesler alongside prominent locals like Paul Vasileff, Adam Liaw, Ellie Kammer and Peter Drew.

A plan to use a fourth season to explore the stories of migrants in creative industries took on a more specific and personal focus after Adelaide-based artist, chef and restaurateur Poh Ling Yeow and comedian and actor Ronny Chieng were recruited. “It was actually Poh who suggested to me that a focus on Asian Australian creators specifically would be a really cool idea,” Thong tells The Adelaide Review…

Image: Poh Ling Yeow, courtesy of Henry Thong

May 13, 2019