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The Centre Circle, Fox Netball Australia

I had the opportunity to speak with the lovely ladies of The Centre Circle about the creation story of 'Winyar Yuringa, Women of the Sun', my 2022 First Nations Round Supernetball game ball design. 

Click the link below to watch the full interview.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CeCzxOUJu1N/?hl=en

Koorie Heritage Trust

'Off The Wall' Artist Talk, Thursday 12th May 2022, 6-8 pm. Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne. Come along and listen to the Artists speak of their custom pieces for this fantastic exhibition.

Off The Wall Artist Floortalk - Koorie Heritage Trust

Steelcase Solutions

I was recently commissioned by Steelcase Solutions in Southbank, Melbourne to do a live painting during Design Week 2022. The piece I created was called 'Two Worlds', telling of Steelcase's reconcilation journey and their resonsibilities with First Nations People across Australia. 

Steelcase - Office Furniture Solutions, Education & Healthcare Furniture

Knox News

I recently spoke to Goya of the Knox News about the converted telegraph pole I painted late last year for the Koolamara Waters habitat corridor in Ferntree Gully, a safe access to the wetlands and bushlands for our endagered species and native wildlife.    

Knox Immserse

I spoke with Will Tate of Knox Immerse about the inspiration behind 'Wala Yapaneyeput', a legacy to my great-grandmother, Yarmuk of the Ulupna Tribe. The piece is currently being displayed at Knox Skate Park. Listen to the full interview here.

Simone Thomson – Wala Yapaneyeput, Water Together | Knox

Dancing with Creation, Maroondah City Council

'Dancing with Creation' is a Reconciliation project developed by the Maroondah City Council in collaboration with Mullum-Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place, Robert Young, Chris Hume and myself for Ringwood East's Activation Program. Here's a video about the creation proces and story behind the mural.  

https://youtu.be/DUo2BjpAETE

Tricontinental

In late March 2021, 120 traditional owners from 40 different First People’s groups spent five days at the National First People’s Gathering on Climate Change in Cairns (Australia). Speaking on the impact of the climate crisis on First People, Gavin Singleton from the Yirrganydji traditional owners explained that ‘From changing weather patterns to shifts in natural ecosystems, climate change is a clear and present threat to our people and our culture’.

My late Aunty Hyllus Maris features in this month's newsletter along with my piece 'Awakening' dedicated in her honour. Read the remaining article and newsletter here.

https://thetricontinental.org/newsletterissue/34-climate-crisis/

Melton Specialist School Newsletter

I recently spent time with the students of Melton Specialist School embedding Aboriginal Culture in the visual form by a series of student aided murals. Read more here.

https://meltonss.vic.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/03.06.21.pdf

Suncorp Super Netball

Part of the celebration of Indigenous Round for all eight Super Netball clubs is the Indigenous Round dress. Here are the stories behind each of them.

https://supernetball.com.au/news/indigenous-round-2021-story-behind-dresses

Koori Support and Cultural Safety at VCAT, Bundoora

I was very lucky to create a lovely big piece for the new VCAT premises in Bundoora recently. My piece now sits in one of the culturally safe Hearing Rooms along with other Aboriginal artifacts. Watch the interview here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4dHHN2B9Ew

Carlton Football Club, Sir Doug Nicholls Round

 I recently designed the cultural gift exchange for Carlton Football Club to be handed over to the Sydney Swans during the Sir Doug Nicholls Round. Read more about the meaning of the shield its symbol of strength here.  

https://www.carltonfc.com.au/news/945823/the-meaning-behind-the-shield 

Melbourne's First Nation Art Designed Trams

My mother, Aunty Zeta Thomson, has had her art 'Mookies Around the Waterhole' designed on one of Melbourne's iconic trams. The vinyl wrapped tram can be seen around the city and will be spreading culture for the next twelve months. 

https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/news/melbournes-first-nations-designed-art-trams-have-been-unveiled-052421

Lancefield Mercury
Ich habe mit Fay Woodhouse über mein aktuelles Wandbild für Red Door Books of Lancefield gesprochen. Besonderer Dank geht an Emma und John für ihre Gastfreundschaft und kontinuierliche Unterstützung.
Regionalbibliothek Yarra Plenty, Eltham

Ich sprach mit der schönen Roslyn aus der Eltham Library über mein kürzlich für ihren Kindergarten erstelltes Wandbild. Ich wollte dem Raum etwas Farbe geben und gleichzeitig das erdige Buschgefühl der Umgebung bewahren. Für mich war es wichtig, die lokalen Ahnengeister von Bunjil und Waa den aufstrebenden Generationen zu vermitteln.

 

https://www.yprl.vic.gov.au/blogs/eltham-s-dreaming-mural/

Essex Heights Grundschule

Ich nahm an der neugierigen Kohorte der zweiten Klasse der Essex Heights Primary School in Mount Waverley teil, um eine NAIDOC-Diskussion über Kunst und Kultur der Aborigines zu führen. Die Studenten zeigten Respekt und echtes Interesse an der Bedeutung unserer Symbole und der Sprache unserer Kunst, die in ihre kommende Kunsteinheit aufgenommen werden sollen.

https: // www.essexheightsps.vic.edu.au/uploaded_files / media /1606782108contact_issue_24_2020_november_27.pdf 

Super Netball Indigene Runde 2020

'Winyar Mugadjina - Frauenpfad' Wochenende der indigenen Runde. Weite Welt des Sports, Nine Network. Ball-, Court Center- und Courtside-Grafiken für die Super Netball Indigenous Round 2020, Cairns.

 

In Zusammenarbeit mit Dreamtime Art.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFMCVMHHLY4/utm_sourceig_web_copy_linknk

 

Super Netball Indigene Runde 2020

'Winyar Mugadjina - Women's Track of Foot', Netball-Design, Center Court-Design, Courtside-Grafiken für die Super Netball Indigenous Round 2020. Vorrundenmedien für die mit Spannung erwarteten Spiele in Cairns, Queensland.

 

In Zusammenarbeit mit Dreamtime Art.

https://supernetball.com.au/news/excitement-builds-indigenous-round-2020

 

Knox News

Der Artikel für die Knox News 'Exploring a Ancient Culture' berichtet von den Bemühungen von Scoresby West Preschool, durch einen Busch-Tucker-Garten und den Neuzugang meines kürzlich gemalten Wandgemäldes ein kulturelles Bewusstsein und einen dauerhaften Respekt für die Kultur der Aborigines zu schaffen.

 

https://www.knox.vic.gov.au/files/News/Knox_News_Spring_2020.pdf 

Cuppa of Life Cafe

Ich sprach mit Luke vom Cuppa of Life Cafe für ein morgendliches Gespräch über die National Reconciliation Week. Ich teile meine Gedanken über Versöhnung und wo wir als Land sind und die Geschichte meiner Urgroßmutter berühren.

3KND kommt zur Eröffnungsnacht von 'Exhale'

3KND Kool und Deadly waren am Eröffnungsabend meiner Einzelausstellung 'Exhale' am 5. März 2020 im Queen Victoria Women's Centre in Melbourne zu Gast. Welcome to Country wurde von meiner Mutter, Tante Zeta Thomson, aufgeführt und Yidaki wurde von mir gespielt Bruder Mark Thomson.

 

https://www.3knd.org.au/post/simone-thompson-solo-exhibition-exhale