Grace Yap is an emerging multidisciplinary artist based in Meanjin (Brisbane). Through her practice, Grace engages with concepts such as identity, memory and nostalgia and has been focused on expressing the intangible through physical forms. A significant aspect to Grace’s work has been responding to her personal upbringing, often employing collected relics from her childhood such as hand-me-downs, toys, and trinkets as key materials. Grace also utilises painting as a pivotal medium to transfer emotions, experiences, and thoughts to canvas; an attempt to transition the intangible from internal to external, and private to public. Through these works, she embraces the emotional value and ‘suspended childhood’ associated with personal objects and memories. As such, Grace considers her practice a biographical exploration of her life thus far, with emphasis placed on navigating the end of childhood and the beginning of adulthood during a time of alienation and uncertainty.