Board Member at Australian Centre For The Moving Image, Australia
Dr Terry Wu is a specialist plastic surgeon who is passionate about and strategically advocates for the arts.
In 2014, Dr Wu initiated a project fostering impact investments in the arts with the aim of providing long term affordable working spaces in inner city Melbourne. This resulted in the partnership that established John Street Studios in Brunswick East, accommodating twelve visual artists across generations. In 2018, Dr Wu extended this approach to contemporary dance by launching WXYZ Studios in North Melbourne with Lucy Guerin Inc., providing artists with a permanent space to collaborate and create.
Dr Wu also provides direct assistance to artists for major projects. In 2015, he supported contemporary artist Emily Floyd when she exhibited in Okwie Enwezor’s All The Worlds Futures exhibit in the Arsenale. Dr Wu supported the realisation of her artwork, Labour Garden and donated this importantwork to Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Significant projects by Sam Jinks in Venice and Jess Johnson in New York City were some of the other projects supported by Dr Wu.
Dr Wu currently serves as a board member for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). He is also a member of the Venice Council of the Australia Council for the Arts and a member of the International Council of Tate in the United Kingdom.