Drawing Near 近鄉·回溯 by Chin-Jie Melodie Liu

Drawing Near 近鄉·回溯 investigates contrasting Taiwanese identities through a multidisciplinary visual arts practice. The series documents artist Chin-Jie Melodie Liu’s journey of understanding her own identity as a Taiwanese woman of mixed heritage (of waisheng 外省 and bensheng 本省) through reinterpreting objects and photographs. In examining archival material, Liu further seeks to reveal the layered narratives that co-exist in contemporary Taiwanese society.

Chin-Jie Melodie Liu 劉沁潔 is an emerging Taiwanese artist based in Canberra, Australia. In 2020, Liu completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours under Printmedia & Drawing at The Australian National University.

Guided tours:
11-11:30am, 19 February
2-2:30pm, 27 February
2-2:30pm, 13 March

Registration is required due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.

Opening times:
Weekdays, 9am-5pm
Saturdays 27 February & 13 March, 10am-3pm

Drawing Near is an initiative under the ANU Taiwan Studies Program — a partnership between the ANU and the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan).