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Liverpool. 24.04.2014 Photo Wesley Lonergan. Kim Hien Le, a graduate of Liverpool Girls High School. Kim Hien HSC work was a series of drawings ?Shaping My Identity? as ?an interpretation of what defines me as an individual.?

Liverpool. 24.04.2014 Photo Wesley Lonergan. Kim Hien Le, a graduate of Liverpool Girls High School. Kim Hien HSC work was a series of drawings ?Shaping My Identity? as ?an interpretation of what defines me as an individual.?

Kim Hien Le, a graduate of Liverpool Girls High School. Kim Hien HSC work was a series of drawings, Shaping My Identity.

Kim Hien Le, a graduate of Liverpool Girls High School. Kim Hien HSC work was a series of drawings, Shaping My Identity.

LIVERPOOL Girls High School graduate Kim Hien Le will have her artwork exhibited at the Australian Catholic University's McGlade Art Galley until Saturday, May 24.

The work was selected as part of the annual ARTEXPRESS travelling exhibition, which shows off the top artworks created last year's Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students.

Miss Le's major work is one of 30 to be shown at the university.

"I was shocked and I didn't expect to have my work selected in ARTEXPRESS," she said.

"I was just focusing on getting through the HSC and getting my work completed. I found doing the HSC extremely stressful because at the beginning I wasn't sure if my drawings would work out."

Miss Le called her work Shaping My Identity.

"My drawings are a self-reflection and I tried to show my identity and the different sides of my life," she said.

"In year 11 I went to the National Art School for two weeks, where I got to experience life drawing in portraits and that sort of inspired me to do the self-portraits."

Each of her drawings includes a symbol.

"Each shape I use reflects a part of me," she said.

"I used circles or bubbles to represent the childish aspect of myself and the words and letters show the intellectual aspect of my life.

"There are also rice bowls which is a symbol of my culture and last, the scribbles were used to show my crazy or artistic side."

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