We acknowledge the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.


Hop Dac was born in Vietnam and came to Australia as a refugee in 1980. His family settled in Geraldton on the Western Australian coast and he studied Fine Art at Curtin University in Perth.

Hop moved to Melbourne in 2002 where he eventually studied Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. For a time writing and editing was his focus and he has work published in Overland, The Saturday Paper, Peril Magazine and Kill Your Darlings (KYD). He worked in editorial roles for KYD between 2013 and 2016.

Hop resumed painting in 2021 after a ten-year hiatus. He works and lives on Wadawurrung country (Geelong/Djilang, Australia) with his partner and two daughters.



7–22 December – ‘Heart & Home’ still life group show with Stacey McCall and Michelle Kettle, Big Boom Gallery, Geelong.

22 June – 16 July – ‘Swarm’ solo show, Boom Gallery, Geelong.


December – Biblio Art Prize (finalist), Blarney Bookshop & Art Gallery, Port Fairy.

November – National Emerging Art Prize (finalist), Michael Reid Art Bar, Sydney.

September – ‘Form & Feeling’ group exhibition (with Ben Champion and John Gatip), Boom Gallery, Geelong.