Eclectic original from Cult accordion ensembles, string quartets & Jazz-ska to alt-country, nu-folk, roots & rockabilly.

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Lei Girls, Neckpieces and images by Lauren Simeoni

artist statement

Simeoni’s work is a homage to the senses - a wearable passport to a whimsical ‘other’ reality, finding the beautiful and seductive in what is otherwise thought of as mundane. The rich colours and textures of found objects are important triggers of inspiration, and a limited pallet provides more possibilities. Her work toys with mass-production processes and she frequently reconfigures mass produced objects to create interactive conceptual jewellery and 2d works.

“Making garlands and leis with non-precious materials forms part of my practice as a contemporary jeweller. It involves exploring how other cultures use natural materials for adornment and ceremony. For this exhibition I wanted to offer playful works, oversized welcoming lei’s for an Aussie summer festive season. It’s also a great way to show off a few of the excellent women I hang out with”

Works to wear + for the wall



Lauren Simeoni is a local artist and has a degree in Gold and Silversmithing from Canberra School of Art, ANU. She completed a Design Associateship at the Jam Factory, a mentorship at Gray Street Workshop in Adelaide and worked at the Gate 8 Workshop collective. She has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas. In 2017 Simeoni completed an international arts residency with the Yiwei Art Foundation in Shanghai, culminating with a solo exhibition at the San W Gallery China. Simeoni has a diverse creative practice; as an educator, curates public programs and actively participates on art and design related boards and projects. Simeoni is the Arts Coordinator at the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation, Adelaide SA.

Thursday 2 December
6.00 PM
Monday 3 January
Lei Girls, Neckpieces and images by Lauren Simeoni