Graduate Diploma in Education
University of New England, Armidale.
Bachelor of Visual Arts
University of Western Sydney, Nepean.
Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay.
Simone explores an aerial view of ocean pools around New South Wales and the Australian bush, flipping to a ‘birds eye view’ which creates a sense of calm and peace as she addresses the rhythm and movement of the ocean, the stillness of the pools and the intense colours and textures closely observed in the bark of Eucalyptus trees. A quiet calm is what Simone invites an audience to connect with. The distinct colours used become a meaningful treatment to the way Simone highlights the beauty of our ever- changing environment.
'There is something quite angelic about observing the landscape from above; a kind of ethereal imagining. It is a feeling of harmony, a sense of healing and a deep appreciation of the beauty for our Australian landscape. – Simone Read.
2015 Mooch Inside, Killcare NSW.
2016 ‘Journey Through the Landscape’, The Balmain Watch House, Balmain, NSW.
2017 ‘States of Place’, The Village Kitchen, Kurrajong, NSW.
2021 "Remember the Wild', Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW.
2015 Muse Gallery, Castle Hill, NSW.
2017 Arcadian Artist Trail.
2019 ‘Shared Spaces’ @ Brave Gallery, Avalon, NSW.
2019 ‘Untitled’ @ Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW.
2020 ‘Coastal’ @ Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW.
2021 ‘The Birds’ @ Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW.
2022 ‘Sydney’ @ Traffic Jam Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW.
2015 Peoples Choice Award - Muse Gallery
2020 Finalist Southern Buoy Landscape Prize
2021 Finalist Southern Buoy Landscape Prize
2021 Finalist Blacktown City Art Prize
2015 Sydney Hills Living Lifestyle Magazine Autumn and Spring editions.
2019 Northern Beaches Magazine
2019 The Block Shop
2020 Channel 7’s ‘House Rules’