In search of lei (garlands) for inclusion in Art of the Pacific 26 March – 21 August 2016, an exciting collection display showcasing the amazing arts and diverse cultures of the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia, Simone LeAmon NGV Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture travelled to New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa and Fiji in December
As part of the 100 Chairs in 100 Days program at RMIT Design HUB, London based artist and designer Martino Gamper led an intensive three-day workshop 7-9 March 2015 with a group of design practitioners and researchers drawn from the local community. Under the collective title of Post Forma, the ‘leaping off’ point for the
Rigg Design Prize 18 September 2015 – 7 February 2016 is the highest accolade for object and furniture design in Australia. The invitational award, formerly the Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, was established in 1994 to support contemporary craft and design practice in Victoria. In 2015, the new look prize extends to include
Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne. Recognising the role design plays in the city, the National Gallery of Victoria has dedicated one-third of Melbourne Now to design and architecture. Melbourne Now is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary project that has involved staff
Simone is currently working with the NGV curatorial team to deliver the design component of the NGV’s major exhibition for 2013 – ‘Melbourne Now’ opening on the 22 November and running through to 23 March 2014.
Limited Over is a special edition of 100 handmade bangles by artist-designer Simone LeAmon. Individually crafted in two variations: Grubber and Popper Limited Over marks the tenth anniversary of Simone LeAmon’s acclaimed Bowling Arm bangles made from the leather waste of cricket balls. Available in bronze and 316 stainless steel each Limited Over bangle is