BY LUCY SIMPSON
L U C Y S I M P S O N // G A A W A A M I Y A Y
"Design is a tool, making a process, and art the narrative that connects us back to story and experience. Through my work I create, tell stories and interpret in ways that can often transcend words and language, flowing from deep within my bones. Winangaylana ngay mara, my hands remember (their making continues)".
Yuwaalaraay woman Lucy Simpson, founder of Gaawaa Miyay (2009), is a process led trans-disciplinary designer / artist / maker who works across a range of mediums including graphics, textiles, object and spatial design (from interiors to public installation). Gaawaa Miyay (river daughter) is her creative studio practice. She has exhibited, created, collaborated and consulted on an array of projects and conceptual works over the past decade which speak of country, memory, time,
experience, and notions of exchange.
Some of these projects detailed below.
Gaawaa Miyay is a 100% owned and operated Aboriginal business, a certified supplier with Supply Nation, and a member of the National Association of Visual Artists (NAVA). Lucy is a graduate of UNSW Art and Design and in 2016 was recognised as an Honouree of Australian Design by the Australian Design Centre.
02 select works
03 clients + collaborators
City of Sydney + Inner West Councils
Dharriwaa Elders Group
Sydney Opera House
State Library NSW