Southbank News

Read the full story behind the artwork and mural recently completed at Federation Square by Mike Makatron and myself. The artwork was conceptualised from the original Emu Family piece by my mother, Aunty Zeta Thomson. 

Metro Tunnel’s First Nations artwork “unexpected delight” in Federation Square | Southbank Local News

City Square, Metro Tunnel Project Newsletter

In this month's Metro Tunnel Project newsletter, I am very happy to share my story of my recent artwork for Metro Tunnel Art's Creative Program featuring in City Square, Swanston Street. You can read a little more about the story and art below and check out some great pics captured by James Henry.   

Simone Thomson: Ngalampa Birrarung Biik/Come Sit on River Country - Victoria’s Big Build


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.


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.  



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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. 








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