Médias

Mirvac

Recently, I was commisioned by the great team at Mirvac to bring a cultural presence to their stunning new riverside offices in Melbourne. I was lucky enough to be included in their recent newsletter, you can read more  below.

Mirvac Melbourne's new workplace | IndesignLive

The Block

If you are a fan of The Block, you may have caught my piece 'Songlines' recently bring handed over to Scotty Cam for his renovation of Living Room Week.  Head to my Instagram to watch the excerpt :)

Simone Thomson (@simonethomsonart) • Instagram photos and videos

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

Merri Health
I had the pleasure of launching my artwork  ‘Ngi-a-Gat Balit-Djak Yirramboi – Building a Very Strong Tomorrow’ at the recent unveiling of Merri Health's 2022 Reconcilation Aciton Plan. This story really reflects the efforts put in by the working group...
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

Mercure de Lancefield
J'ai parlé avec Fay Woodhouse de ma récente peinture murale pour Red Door Books of Lancefield. Un merci spécial à Emma et John pour leur hospitalité et leur soutien continu.
Bibliothèque régionale Yarra Plenty, Eltham

J'ai parlé avec la charmante Roslyn de la bibliothèque Eltham de ma récente peinture murale créée pour le jardin de leurs enfants. Je voulais donner de la couleur à l'espace tout en conservant la sensation de brousse terreuse des environs. Il était important pour moi de transmettre les esprits des ancêtres locaux de Bunjil et Waa aux générations futures.

 

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

École primaire Essex Heights

J'ai rejoint la cohorte curieuse de 2e année de l'école primaire Essex Heights à Mount Waverley pour une discussion NAIDOC sur l'art et la culture autochtones. Les élèves ont montré du respect et un intérêt sincère pour la signification de nos symboles et le langage de notre art à intégrer dans leur unité d'art à venir.

https: // www.essexheightsps.vic.edu.au/upload_files / media /1606782108contact_issue_24_2020_novembre_27.pdf 

Ronde autochtone Super Netball 2020

Week-end de la ronde autochtone «Winyar Mugadjina - Track of Foot féminin». Wide World of Sports, Nine Network. Graphiques du ballon, du centre du terrain et du côté du terrain pour le Super Netball Indigenous Round 2020, Cairns.

 

En collaboration avec Dreamtime Art.

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

 

Ronde autochtone Super Netball 2020

'Winyar Mugadjina - Women's Track of Foot', conception de Netball, conception de court central, graphiques de court pour le Super Netball Indigenous Round 2020. Médias d'avant-tour pour les matchs très attendus qui se sont déroulés à Cairns, Queensland.

 

En collaboration avec Dreamtime Art.

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