Rachel Simoons

Rachel Simoons (she/her) is an artist jeweller. She completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Honours (Gold & Silversmithing) at RMIT in 2023, and technical training in jewellery design and engineering at Design Centre Enmore in 2017-2018. Coming from a Dutch Pakeha upbringing in Aotearoa/New Zealand, she is now based in Melbourne/Naarm. Simoons’s work is conceptually driven, using material experimentation to investigate economics, logic and bureaucratic structures. Her practice has grown from a deep interest in social constructions of knowledge. She holds an MSc in Social Research Methods from London School of Economics, and brings a previous career as a quantitative researcher to her arts practice through work that explores themes of rationality, control, and the absurd poetics of human endeavour.