Rômy Pacquing McCoy Headshot

Born 1999, Ngunnawal Ngambri Country (Canberra), Australia
Lives and works Naarm (Melbourne), Australia

Rômy Pacquing McCoy is a queer Ilocano-Visayan and Austrian artist and organiser living with climate crisis induced disability. They make images by drawing on ancestral practices of art making and their encounters with found and inherited materials in diaspora.

Their art focalises play and refusal. They consider the act of discerning what should be made visible and where to be sacred work. In their creative process, weaving becomes one of multiple vital interventions to erase, safeguard, and unveil knowledge. Their praxis champions destruction as a life bringing force.

PHOTO 2024 Events

Founding Partners
  • Bowness Family Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Major Government Partners
  • City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program
  • Creative Victoria
Major Partners
  • Maddocks

PHOTO Australia respectfully acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands upon which we work and live, and the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures across what is now called Australia. For over 60,000 years, Indigenous arts and culture have thrived on this sacred land, and we honour Elders and cultural leaders past and present. This was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

01–24 March