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 is Creative Director and Principal Designer / Maker behind First Nations design studio Gaawaa Miyay. Simpson’s process led practice is inspired by country, relationships, and notions of continuity. Guided by the philosophies of First Nations design Simpson maps place, experience, and time (story) through materiality and transfer, with commercial / conceptual / community based projects and collaborations spanning a range of media and disciplines; from interiors fashion and textiles, to glass ceramics and object design as well as public art and installation for over a decade, with conceptual works exhibited both locally and abroad.
Gallery of select works detailed below.
Lucy is a PHD Candidate in the Faculty of Design Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney + graduate of UNSW Art and Design. In 2016 she was recognised as an Honouree of Australian Design by the Australian Design Centre. Gaawaa Miyay is a First Nations owned and operated business and a certified supplier with Supply Nation.
Lucy is proud member of the National Association of Visual Artists (NAVA).
02 select works
03 clients + collaborators
City of Sydney + Inner West Councils
Dharriwaa Elders Group
Sydney Opera House
State Library NSW
Urban Art Projects