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.

'Taking Shape' with Annee Miron, Anni Hagberg, April Chandler, Benjamin Baker, Holly Goodridge, Kelly Yoon, Narinda Cook and Siro Cavaiuolo
29.05.2024—29.06.2024

Opening Launch: Wednesday 29 May, 6PM-8PM

Considering ‘space as a practiced place’, Trocadero Projects presents a collection of works from current and recent committee members, whose practice interweaves throughout our new gallery space.

As each artist responds to the space thematically, spatially or textually, Taking Shape demonstrates the balance of collective endurance (that oomphf needed to keep an ARI going) and the tacit individual drive to create art.

ARTISTS

Annee Miron
Anni Hagberg
April Chandler
Benjamin Baker
Holly Goodridge
Kelly Yoon
Narinda Cook
Siro Cavaiuolo


View Room Sheet here

ARTIST BIOS

Annee Miron (she/her) is a visual artist based on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation. From site-specific drawings and research on the fates of plants, Annee uses weaving and knotting techniques with found materials to create new art works.

Annee has exhibited her work throughout Australia and undertaken numerous residencies across the globe. Annee is the current Trocadero Projects’ Studio Resident and in her professional capacity as a Occupational Therapist guides the organisation in best practice for venue accessibility and Health and Safety.

Anni Hagberg (she/her) is an Australian-born Finnish visual artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. Anni has a particular interest in investigating unpredictable process-driven material encounters through sculpture and installation, primarily working with non-traditional mediums within ceramic and craft techniques.

Anni holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from RMIT (2020) as well as a Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne (2023). She has publicly exhibited her work since 2018, and has exhibited at Neon Parc, CAVES and Craft Victoria. Anni was the Trocadero Projects’ Treasurer for 2 years between 2019 and 2021.

April Chandler (they/them) is a photographic artist who lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne. April has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from University of Melbourne and a Master's of Arts Management from RMIT University. April volunteered with Trocadero Projects for several years as the Gallery Administrator up until 2023. They were an integral Committee Member who shaped Trocadero as we know it today.

Benjamin Baker (they/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts worker based in Naarm/Melbourne. Benjamin nurtures a sustainable practice that is informed by material investigations, bodily outcomes and emotional experiences. Through the expanded field of painting and sculptural installation they attempt to translate ephemeral self-reflections into imagery. Swaying and navigating between ecologies of tenderness, queer melancholy and stomach butterflies, Benjamin dances alongside imagined vibrant touches and strokes of anticipation.

Benjamin’s recent exhibitions include, Queer My Head, The DAX Centre, Melbourne (2023); Text Tile, Caves Gallery, Melbourne (2023); and, DAS BOOT: Artist Car Boot Fair, ACCA Forecourt, Melbourne (2023); Soft (Yours, Queerly), Sawtooth ARI, Launceston (2021); Bodies Apperceived, Gallery Boot (2020); and Coming Soon 2, Westspace, Melbourne (2018). Benjamin has been with Trocadero for many years. They are currently Trocadero Projects’ Gallery Technician.

Holly Goodridge (she/they) is an emerging queer and neurodiverse artist working at the intersection of painting, sculpture and installation. She explores ideas of the self as associated with the systems encountered in lived experience. Using practice to escape the limitations of neurotypicality by enacting a methodology of the ‘automated-self’, the artworks she creates act as portals through which a preferred reality is reclaimed.

Holly has also shown across multiple Naarm/Melbourne based contemporary galleries including Assembly Point, Seventh Gallery, Five Walls and Platform Arts. In 2022 she was awarded the RMIT Situate Residency with her co-collaborator Shan Dante and a mentorship with West Space. She is currently the Social Media Officer at Trocadero Projects.

Narinda Cook (she/her) is a Naarm/Melbourne based artist working in spatial practice, creating site specific and performative installations, objects and interactive sculptures and videos. Narinda’s practice explores ideas of childhood and play, memory, and time. Her use of children’s arts and craft materials to create sculptures and installations evoke playfulness and nostalgia, whilst questioning the use of unsustainable materials and their contribution to the anthropocene. Narinda is currently a member of Trocadero Projects’ Advisory Board.

Kelly Yoon (she/her) is an independent curator and visual artist who explores themes around ethnicity, language, gender and politics through her personal lived experience as a 1.5-generation immigrant. Kelly's curatorial focus celebrates personal transformation and resilience in the face of adversity (through personal trauma or direct experiences of racism).

Kelly has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and won the Best Emerging Artist/Curator Award at the Melbourne Fringe Festival (2018). She is currently a Co-Deputy Chair at Trocadero Projects.

Siro Cavaiuolo (he/him) is a lens-based visual artist. Pulling from memory, incidental events, and domestic objects, Siro precariously constructs images, text and sculptural forms. In his work, Siro manipulates vulnerability and ambiguity, manifesting mixed feelings; about expanded narrative, familial heritage and the need to end every list of three with a punchline.

Siro has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) (Photography) at the University of Melbourne.
Siro’s recent exhibitions include, Slide not Sliding II, UNSW Art and Design Space, Sydney (2023); Doing it Ourselves, VCA Artspace (2023); Bread Cake, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne (2021); Nurlungga, Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, Adelaide (2021); and FiX_005: Black Box, GHOTTI XXII, Light Gallery, Adelaide (2020). Siro is currently Trocadero Projects’ Marketing & Communications Coordinator.

Image Credit: Narinda Cook, 'House Party'.

Documentation: Siro Cavaiuolo, 2024