Performance, Installation, Exhibition and Illustration




Simon Bowland

2 Raleigh Street

Thornbury VIC 3071


Instagram: @i4detaildesigns



2019 – 2009:     Technical Officer (Bachelor of Illustration)

o   Liaise with community, business and local government groups

o   Work in close collaboration with staff and students to realise exhibitions and events

o   Generate promotional publicity material for course

o   Budgeting and purchase of materials and equipment

o   Instruct and collaborate on specialist student art projects

o   Maintain and instruct use of IT equipment and manual art equipment


2019 - 2018:      Sessional Drawing Teacher (Certificate III in Floristry/Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas)

o   Design lesson plan and assessment tasks for core drawing unit

o   Instruct and assess students on communicating ideas through drawing skills

2017 – 2001:     Freelance Experience – “i4 detail designs”.

My key area of experience and responsibility is collaborating with groups and individuals from across the community to realise complex ideas and events, assisting to unlock the creative potential of each project.

Duties include:

o   Collaborating with artists and other creative professionals to establish a brief

o   Providing quotes to source equipment and materials

o   Developing the required drawings and manufacturing the end product.

o   Using CAD and 3D modelling software, MS Office and Adobe creative suite.

           Projects include:

o   “Absloute (Un)certainty”/Melb. Fringe 2017/MFA event – Producer, Designer, Stage Manager

o   “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”/Testing Grounds – Design & construct (set & costume)

o   “Warehouse Comedy” (2nd season)/ ABC TV/Madman Ent. – Production design & construction

o   “Macbeth” /Bell Shakespeare Co. – Set dressing

o   “Phryne Fisher”/ABC TV – Special effects props

o   “Julius Caesar”/ Malthouse Theatre – Set dressing

o   “Southern Crossings” Interactive performance installation/ City of Melbourne – Design & construct

o   “World Expo”/ Wicked of Oz – Sculpting.

o   “Spore” Character Sculpture/Mothers Art – Construct & sculpt.

o   “Firebird” Eggs & Thorncage/Australian Ballet – Construct & sculpt.

o   “Tooheys Super Cold” Ad./ Radical Media – Model making.

o   “Kirribilli House” model/The Hollowmen Pty Ltd- Model making

o   “Merrell Shoes” Diorama/Mothers Art – Project Management/Design and construct

o   Connex Advertisement./ Andreas Smetana Photography – Model making & set dressing

o    “Jabe Babe” documentary/ Go Girl Productions – Senior Model maker

o    “Passion” Chef interviews/ The Lifestyle Channel- Production Design

o    “Robber’s Arms” Travelex Ad. / M&C Saatchi – Props and artwork

o   “Brother” Short film for festival circuit – Production design & construction

o    “The Lieutenant of Inishmore”/ Belvoir St. Theatre – Senior Prop maker

o    “Distinct” U.T.S. Student honours film/ M.A.P project – Production design & construction

o    “James Thomas” Digital T.V. Pilot/ Antipodean Prod’s – Production Design


2008– 2001:      Contract – My key responsibilities vary with each project. This enables me to further differing aspects of my skills base during these attachments.

Roles include:

o   Senior Model maker - “The Pacific” US TV series/ First Division Productions.

o   Sculpture/Models  - “Where the Wild Things Are” Feature film/ More Rice Prod’s.

o   Prop construction/art finishing - “Commonwealth Games”/ Al Martinez Studios.

o   Design assistant - “Ceremonies”/ Commonwealth Games Corporation.

o   Sculpting - “Peugot” advertising commercial/ Prodigy Films.

o   Drafting/Model making - “The Ring Cycle”/South Australian State Opera.


2001 -2000:       Sydney Theatre Company – Set construction and Props Assistant/Buyer



2017:    CBD college – Certificate IV in Training & Assessment - TAE40110 (TAELLN411 + TAEASS502)

2016:    ACMI (Melbourne) – VPT (projection mapping software) 2 day workshop.

            Spacetank Studio (Melbourne) – Fusion 360 (3D modelling/printing software) info session.

2015:    Spacetank Studio (Melbourne) – Laser cutting workshop

            Docklands Library – Makerspace/3D printing workshops

2014:    VCA – (commenced) Master of Fine Art (Production), 4 years/Part time

            Swinburne University – MAYA Intro to Film and TV 3D Animation

2007:    Swinburne University – 3DS Max Basics.

2002:    AFTRS - Photoshop for Film & TV.

            AFTRS - Concept Illustration for Film & TV.

            NIDA - Introduction to Theatre Design.

1993: University of Newcastle - Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design)


Interests and Exhibitions

2018:    Brunswick Street Gallery (BSG) Small Art Prize/ BSG - Framed artwork (Broomshaker)

            One Night Only/Black Cat Gallery - Video projection art (Sonnet Mosaic)

2016:    “Melbourne Fringe Festival – Fringe Furniture”- Floor lamp (Timbereily)

2014:    “Pimp my M.U.F”/Shellac Gallery – Group exhibition (Ugly Duckling)

            Transdisciplinary Group/ Red Gallery – Group exhibition (Bluebottle Beard

2013:    “Pimp my M.U.F”/Bar 303 & Artspace gallery – Group exhibition (Chookulele)

            “Signature”/ B-Space gallery NMIT – Group exhibition (Claw Foot)

            “Northern Exposure”/Green Butterfly Hairdessing – Shop Window Installation (Fugo Ludo)

            “Melbourne Fringe Festival – Fringe Furniture”– CNC Bamboo/ply, flat-pack stool (Mushroom Stool)

2012:    Transdisciplinary Studio on Yarra Bend Road/Red Gallery – Group exhibition (Holy Write)

2005:    “Hoontown”/The Foundry gallery – Group exhibition (Lead Foot)

2003:    “The Philatelist”/AFTRS Volunteer Program - Costume Props/Hand Props.

2002:    “Room 14”/AFTRS Volunteer Program -Props sourcing/making, set dressing.

            “Painless”/AFTRS Volunteer Program  -Props making, set dressing. 

1997:    “Art Express” competition/City of Kingston - Entry/Exhibition of Artwork. 

1992:    City of Newcastle Drama Awards (CONDA) - Nomination for Stage Design for “Woman in Mind”.

            Newcastle Repertory Club - Set Design 

1991:    “Australian PC User” magazine - Illustrations published.



(Available on request)