"Chris Simon OAM as the Director of Yanda Aboriginal Art has been a constant source of advice and assistance in sharing his knowledge of Aboriginal art to our family for over two decades. Whether it has been assisting myself in acquiring exquisite pieces or seeing firsthand Chris personally donate artwork to many of the charitable organisations that I am involved with, Chris has been steadfast. The two highlights for myself have been to personally meet the artists who naturally gravitate to Chris, and to have followed his lead in donating Aboriginal Art to public institutions so that unique and inspiring artwork can be shared with a much broader audience."
Mr Richard Rolfe AM
AM Director, National Australia Day. Council Director, Lifeline. Canberra Director, Lifeline Naarm. Vice Patron, Australian Bravery Association. Vice Patron, Cross of Valour Association.
"I am indebted to Christopher Simon OAM (Founder and Director of Yanda Aboriginal Art) who, over two decades, generously shared with me his vast knowledge of Aboriginal Art and culture and also introduced me personally to the many senior artists whose artworks I have been privileged to take into my custodianship."
Emeritus Professor Andrew Hede PhD
Emeritus Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast. Foundation Dean of Business, Chair of Vice-Chancellor’s Art Committee (1998-2010)