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Graham Lang is a Zimbabwe-born artist and writer. He studied at Durban University of Technology and Rhodes University, South Africa, and completed a PhD at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he taught art for twenty years. His art is essentially biographical in its attempt to evoke the external and internal realities of place and being. Much of his early practice captures South Africa's fraught zeitgeist during apartheid's final years, while the broad-ranging work produced during his time in Newcastle centres most prominently on themes relating to migration, identity and cultural dislocation. Since moving to Tasmania in 2011, his art has tended toward a more intuitive approach, exploring a diverse array of subjects, many derived from his literary interests.

As a writer, Graham has explored associated themes of land and African identity in three novels, Clouds like Black Dogs (2003), Place of Birth (2006) and Lettah's Gift (2011). His novella, A Fulcrum of Infinities, was a winner of the annual Griffith Review Novella Competition in 2016.

He is currently represented by Australian Literary Management and by Despard Gallery, Hobart.