Dr Terry Wu is a respected specialist plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon. Terry is a consultant specialist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, where he was the supervisor of training for plastic surgery more than ten years, specialising in major reconstructions post-cancer surgery.
Terry’s other passion is contemporary visual arts. Through being a collector and an indefatigable advocate, Terry endeavours to materially contribute to the wellbeing of artists and visual arts in Australia. Terry serves as a board director of Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Heide Museum of Modern Art and National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA), and supports institutions and events including Melbourne Festival, Venice Biennale and the new Australian Pavilion for Venice Biennale. In 2014, Terry initiated a project of fostering ethical investments in the arts with the aim of providing quality and affordable studio spaces in inner city Melbourne. This resulted in the establishment of John Street Studios in Brunswick East, accommodating twelve visual artists of varying generations and representations. Where needed, Terry undertakes direct assistance of artists for major projects. For the 2015 Venice Biennale, Emily Floyd was curated by Okwui Enwezor to install a large outdoor installation called Labour Garden in the Arsenale as part of his All The Worlds Futures show. Terry provided significant direct support to facilitate the realisation of this project. In 2013, Terry assisted in bringing Sam Jinks to participate in Personal Structures, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale at Palazzo Bembo.