Trocadero Projects operates on the Traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We offer our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

The exhibition title
Surfacing | Presented as part of Queer PHOTO

Trocadero Projects presents SURFACING, with Luce Nguyễn-Hunt, Rômy Pacquing McCoy, Dorcas Tang 邓佳颖 and Estelle Yoon.

Trocadero Projects presents an exhibition of new and experimental photographic work and related writing from emerging artists Luce Nguyễn-Hunt, Rômy Pacquing McCoy, Dorcas Tang 邓佳颖 and Estelle Yoon.

In SURFACING, these four artists challenge the traditions of the photographic medium as they explore and extend personal and community archives through a queer and diasporic lens.

Exhibition Launch: Wed 31 Jan, 6PM-8PM (RSVP HERE)

View room sheet here

Korean-Australian artist Estelle Yoon pursues the philosophy of wabi-sabi, searching for and expressing simplicity and transience, through analogue photography and filmmaking. Vietnamese, Samoan and Rarotongan artist Luce Nguyễn-Hunt uses digitally manipulated moving image, photography, poetics and sound to examine their place at the intersection of cultural history, queerness and observed intergenerational ties. Ilocano-Visayan and Austrian artist Rômy Pacquing McCoy draws on ancestral practices of art making through their encounters with found and inherited materials, and Chinese-Malaysian artist Dorcas Tang 邓佳颖 creates critical dialogue through socially engaged visual narratives that explore the transnational Chinese diaspora.

Register for special events below:

Exhibition Launch
Artist Panel Discussion (online)
Your Blueprint - Cyanotype Printing with Estelle Yoon
Subject of Desire - Self-Portraiture with Luce Nguyễn-Hunt

Image credit: Estelle Yoon, ‘Your blueprint’, cyanotype print, 2023. Design by Katie Fridman.

A Queer PHOTO exhibition presented by Midsumma Festival and PHOTO 2024 in association with Trocadero Projects.

Supported by Creative Victoria through the Victorian Government’s Go West Fund

Special thanks to Heaps Normal for providing exhibiton launch refreshments.