My name is Alison Simpson. I’m an Aboriginal woman from the Kalari clan of the Wiradjuri nation from central NSW as well as Wemba Wemba from northwest VIC.
I am married with no children. I am an aunty to 38 nieces and nephews and I have 9 siblings. We lost our father when I was four years old and we were raised by our single mother.
I have 14 years’ experience working in Aboriginal health (3 years in the community controlled sector and 11 years in the public sector). I have
recently moved from Albury NSW and am employed in the community service sector delivering aged and disability services to the Aboriginal community in Eden. I have a private consulting business delivering cultural competence training which I do in my spare time and I am also a student, studying Public Health.
I enjoy socialising and being around family and friends. I also love learning and being around knowledgeable people, especially older people. I love being outdoors and have great appreciation for nature and the environment.
I started painting in 2013 for therapeutic reasons and have been painting in my spare time ever since. My artwork is contemporary and each piece tells a story.