Simone is a Melbourne based Aboriginal artist, descendant of Victoria’s Wurundjeri and Yorta-Yorta tribes through her mother, with Irish and Scottish heritage through her father.
Simone draws inspiration for her art from the abundant textures and colours of this beautiful land along with the ancestral bonds she has to the Birrarung (Yarra River) and Dhungala (the Murray River). Simone's people are river people, so she finds that waterways often interweave into her art along with dreaming and creation stories of the sky.
"I pay my respects to my mother, my maternal grandmother Kooka Geraldine, and her mother, my great-grandmother – Kooka Yarmuk. It is through them in particular that I carry the language, stories and ancestral oral history and knowledge passed down to me from my mother."