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Simon is an Australian artist designer working in Sydney, born in Parramatta in 1963. Studying at Sydney College of the Arts he has a BA in Design, and from TAFE Ceramics and Natural Area Restoration certification. He has worked with leading architects, and designed for german kitchen systems. From his deep interest and sensitivity to ecological sustainable issues Simon has designed landscape installations, urban habitats and multi-media events in community cultural development.
2012 Finalist, Fishers Ghost Open, Campbelltown, NSW
2012 Installation w Kath Fries curator – Ruminations Rumsey ArtWalk, Parramatta, Parramasala
2012 Solo – Desire_Lines_point & line too plain, GloriaJeans, Parramatta
2012 Photo media, Memory of Trees, Parramatta HVIC
2012 Finalist, Sculpture on the Green, Kooindah, Wyong
2012 Group, Wilde In the Country, South Hill Gallery, Goulburn
2011 Curated group, Australian Chair - Gallery of Australian Design (GAD), Canberra,
2010 Group, Aust Woodwork, Nulkaba; Lush & Loud, Parramatta
2010 Finalist, UWS Sculpture Award Macarthur; Blacktown Arts Centre
2010 Finalist, Fishers Ghost Open, Campbelltown Arts Centre.
2009 Group, Casula Powerhouse; TAP Gallery; The Edge tradeshow
2008-09 Retail Showroom, German kitchen system, Sydney
2000-03 Plans of Management, CPW landscape restoration, Parramatta
2000 Olympic Landcare Gold Tree Icons Installations et al, Parramatta Park
1998 Public Artwork – Grantham War Memorial ‘new dawn c.1917’, Seven Hills
1996-98 Public Artwork land – Toongagal Convict Farm Spiral, Baxter; ‘Branded4Life’ w Cheryl Moodai Robinson, dieback, Parramatta
1995 retail bookstore ‘Infinitas#1’, Parramatta
1994 Prototype ‘mercy seat’, Fringe Furniture, Melb, VIC
1994 Curated feature, ‘Boomerang’, South Aust Museum, SA
1993 Solo exhibit, timber, Object Gallery, The Rocks Sydney.
1991 Australian representative, Talentborse Handwerk, Munich, Germany
1990 Group show, ‘vessels’ w Robert Foster, Remo, Darlinghurst
2011 Ceramics, Western Sydney Institute TAFE
1994 Natural Area Restoration Bush Regen Supervisor, Ryde TAFE
1985 Bachelor of Arts, BA Interior Design, Sydney College of the Arts (UTS)
2012 Ruminations Rumsey Art Walk link Parramasala site-specific installations, Parramatta
2001 ‘Heritage River Phoenix’ Quarry Soiré, Toongabbie; Federation Gardens Glengariff series, Westmead; Corroboratus#1’ 5 Palimpsest guest artists, Riverside Theatres; ‘MAiZE’ childrens installation, Old Government House
1998 Public Art Fire Event, ‘Heritage River Phoenix’ w Michael Keighery,
2012 UWS 2012 Sculpture Award; CITY WALKER mag, editorial Dec.
2010 'GREEN PAGES' Autumn, magazine, editorial
2010 'MONUMENT' #96 editorial
2010 'INDESIGN' #40 editorial; online Blogs, The Graphic Museum, Design for Men.
2009 'INSIDE Interior Design Review', magazine, IDEA09 Awards editorial
1993 ‘OBJECT’ magazine, Autumn Cover, editorial; ‘DesignINK’; ‘Vogue’
1990 ‘INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE’ #26, Cover, editorial; ‘DesignINK’; ‘ELLE’
AWARD GRANT, ACQUISITION
2012 Acquisitions, WSI TAFE Student Collection
2010 UWS Sculpture Award, Landcom Peoples Choice winner 'Falling_Fowl#1'
2009 Shortlist finalist, IDEA Award - Best Product & Sustainable Product
2003 Nomination, ‘Governors’ Domain 3Rs’, Heritage Award Parramatta City Council
1998 State Environment Award, Winston Hills Rotary Club, Rotary International
1995 Acquisition, ‘Grace-Tailspin’, NT Art Gallery, NT
1993 Acquisition, Aust Embassy Collection (Bonn, Berlin)
1992 represent Australia, ‘Talenborse Handwerk’, Munich, DE
1990 Award, Artists + Industry, “Grace Sonic Boom’, Fringe Fest, Melb, VIC