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.

Surfacing | 'Your Blueprint' Cyanotype Printing with Estelle Yoon

In this workshop, Estelle Yoon offers an opportunity to delve into traditional cyanotype printing, one of the earliest image-making processes utilising sunlight. Suitable for all levels, this hands-on workshop will allow participants to explore the magic of the historic cyanotype and take home their own unique blueprints. Participants are asked to bring personal materials to work with, including paper, fabric, clothing, or other absorbent flat objects.

When: Saturday 3 February 2024, 11am–12.30pm
Where: 1/40 Leeds Street, Footscray (wheelchair accessible via lift).
All printing equipment will be provided.
Please bring personal materials to print on (flat and absorbent): diaries, letters, types of paper, natural fabrics or clothing.
Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.
This event is suitable for ages 13+, all participants under 18 must attend with a parent or legal guardian.
Tickets (free but essential) via Midsumma.

Estelle Yoon is a queer, Korean-Australian visual artist currently based on Gadigal land. Their artistic practice mainly entails visual language and poetry, exploring how time can be arrested, created and sculpted through the analogue photographic medium. Yoon's interest in the philosophy of wabi-sabi consistently pursues to capture and express the perfection in imperfection through their images. They are passionate about the visual poetry that photographs taken on film and developed in the darkroom can offer. Yoon's artistic lens as a queer, POC artist expresses a diasporic sensibility as well as notions of intersectional queerness.

Image credit: Estelle Yoon, ‘Your blueprint’, cyanotype print, 2023

This workshop is part of Surfacing, a Queer PHOTO exhibition presented by Midsumma Festivaland PHOTO 2024 in association with Trocadero Projects.
Supported by Creative Victoria through the Victorian Government’s Go West Fund
Special thanks to Heaps Normal