is a designer who is renowned for approaching her work with, not
and integrity but also, intelligent creativity.
In a career that spans 20 years, she has realised unique design
solutions that engage, delight and communicate.
experience in exhibition design encompasses a range of clients
and subject matter. Intrinsic to her work is a thoughtful
and individual approach to each project.
Rosemary Simons Design, clients have included Australia Post, the
Library, the Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources, The Jewish Museum of Australia, and most
recently, the Winemakers
Over the years,
Rosemary has built a reputation and expertise in the Australian
natural and built environments
history. These areas of specialisation have led to commissions
including Brambuk Living Cultural Centre, Bowali and Warradjan
Centres in Kakadu
National Park and Dorrigo National Park.
As a Senior Designer
with Desmond Freeman Associates, Rosemary was project designer
on many major exhibitions within Australia
In 1993, as a freelance designer, Rosemary was appointed
Acting Head of Design at the Museum of New Zealand, Te
worked professionally as a three dimensional designer for the past
20 years, first in stage and then
design. Prior to this, her training as a dancer and choreographer
Margaret Lasica provided much of her understanding of
space, time, shape, storytelling
and multi disciplinary productions.
in dance and theatre has been the hallmark of Rosemary’s
unique design style. Her involvement in the Arts includes
work with the Arts Laboratory movement in the UK, and the Melbourne
Workshop. Rosemary has received grants from the Australia
Council and Arts Victoria and has been a resident designer at
St Martins Youth Arts Centre and The National Playwrights
A finalist in
two DIA Award categories, Rosemary’s
work highlights her innovative and meditative design style.
She is dedicated to education,
has been a lecturer in Exhibition Design at RMIT
and actively encourages discussion on design themes.
is a Victorian Councillor with the
Design Institute of Australia and is the Coordinator
Exhibition and Display
Design Practice Group.