Chin-Jie Melodie Liu
About the work
The rush to ease restrictions on a national and international level amidst the ongoing pandemic has forced the world to accept a “new normal”. With little intermediate measures to assist with transitioning to life post-lockdown, this return to business-as-usual has forgone a much-needed interval for the world to process the events of the past few years.
Intermission is a space of comfort and reflection, offering a physical ‘intermission’ for those seeking serenity in chaos, and for those simply needing an opportunity to pause, rest, and gather. Located on the edge of the lake, the open-air sculpture provides a place for peaceful introspection as it frames the surrounding landscape, becoming a site of meditation.
About the artist
Chin-Jie Melodie Liu is an emerging Taiwanese artist based in Canberra whose interdisciplinary practice is informed by history, identity, and heritage.
Liu completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours in 2020 at the Australian National University (ANU), followed by a Master of Museum and Heritage Studies in 2021. Through the ANU School of Art & Design exchange program, Liu studied at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in France, and was the recipient of the 2019 Westende Travel Grant.
For her Honours thesis, Liu was awarded the ANU School of Art & Design Emerging Arts Support Scheme (EASS) Patrons Honours Scholarship, Gray Smith and Joan Scott Prize, Gallery of Small Things Exhibition Award, Megalo Print Studio & Gallery Residency Award, and Country to Coast Residency and Exhibition.