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Simone LeAmon

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Simone LeAmon is the inaugural Hugh D.T Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (NGV).

A curator, designer, artist, and educator for near to three decades, she is Adjunct Professor in the School of Design and Social Context, RMIT University and is the recipient of the 2021 Good Designs Australia Women in Design Award for her life-long passion and unwavering dedication to the design profession in Australia.

Championing the importance of design and creativity, and the work of our creative communities, LeAmon’s field of influence extends beyond our shores. Her accumulated activities have brought her global recognition and significantly, fostered vital understanding of the contemporary design scene in Australia in view of a broad national and international audience. In 2022 and 2023, she led the curatorial program for the Melbourne Design Fair presented by NGV in partnership with the Melbourne Art Foundation.

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