Emily Yujie Song is an Australian-born Chinese artist, based across Naarm and Boorloo. As a daughter of first-generation immigrant parents.

Emily’s work often centers around her experiences of diaspora, exploring conflicts within cultural identities and childhood memories.

In 2021, Emily was awarded two prizes as part of the Lester Prize for Portraiture for her portrait of her mother, titled 饺子 (Dumplings).

Through explorations of self-portraiture, family archival material and written anecdotal stories, Emily’s works are deeply personal representations of herself. She hopes to connect viewers with universal themes of the human experience, the vulnerability behind struggling with one’s identity, and encourage viewers to question their relationships with themselves and others.

Emily’s practice mostly consists of drawing and painting, testing different methods of mark-making and approaches to representational imagery.