1997 - 1999
Recognised for developing conceptually rich perimeters for design and one-off exhibition works Simone LeAmon is an artist-designer blurring the lines between cultural and commercial production.
Simone completed studies in sculpture at Victorian College of the Arts in 1993 staging numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and Italy in the ensuing years. Between 1999-2003 Simone was a founding partner in n+1 equals interdisciplinary studio in Melbourne. Following a studio residency at Viafarini, Milan in 2001 Simone commenced studies in industrial design at RMIT University receiving a master of design in 2004. Simone's inclusion in the 2007 publication &Fork by Phaidon Press, U.K identified her as one of the most exciting up-and-coming designers. In 2009 LeAmon was the recipient of one of the most coveted accolades in Australian design - the Cecily and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award presented by the National Gallery of Victoria.
Exhibitions include: One-Part II, Spiro Grace Art Rooms, Brisbane 2010; Cicely and Colin Rigg Design Award, National Gallery of Victoria 2009; Australia Indesign, Design Tide Tokyo; Freestyle, Milan Triennale; Anytime Soon. Australia, 1000 Eventi, Milan 2006, Tales of the City, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 2005; Quiet Collision, Viafarini, Milan 2005; Overhead Styles, Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2004; Lab 3000 Australian Digital Design Biennale, Melbourne Museum; Moto Showroom, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne 2003; Hybrid Objects Idee Tokyo 2002; Conceptual Models, Salon de Mobile Milan 2001. Exhibit 12, 1st Floor Artists and Writers Space, Melbourne; 1998.