Designer and textile artist,
Lucy Simpson was born in Sydney, and is a Yuwaalaraay woman of the Walgett and Angledool areas of northwest NSW. Lucy's passion for design led to her studies at the College of Fine Arts (COFA) where she is currently in her final year of study of a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Graphics and Textiles.
Lucy has worked with organisations such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Nura Gili Indigenous Programs at UNSW, Music NSW, NSW Reconciliation Council, and more recently with Gadigal Information Services and Marrickville Council in the areas of branding and print media.
Lucy draws inspiration from family, identity and country; an example of this is in her first textiles range Gaawaa Miyay / river daughter designs – a contemporary expression of country on cloth.
See also: Abstract of Lucy Simpson's paper:
Gaawaa Miyay Design: Developing a contemporary design practice