Monday 1st February, 2021

BROWNFACE, ed. by Winnie Dunn

Cordite Poetry Review


BROWNFACE is now published, with guest editor Winnie Dunn, features a plethora of amazing

bla(c)k and brown writers and a young overview of some of my art over the past ten years.

Big thanks to Kent MacCarter and Urvi Majumdar for making this happen.


Cordite 100: BROWNFACE features work by Munawwar Abdulla, Asiel Adan-Sanchez, Christine Afoa, Munira Tabassum Ahmed, Tahlea Aualiitia, Cassandra Barnett, Miguel Barretto Garcia, Ema Bell, Beth Brown, Debbie Karol Butay, Josh Cake, Luoyang Chen, Sally Chik, Eileen Chong, W H Chong, Pooja Chowdhary, Lisa Collyer, Niki David, Brad David, Andrea de Kauwe, T De Los Reyes, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Marilyn Dumont, Sophie Finlay, Phil Fresh, Mukund Gnanadesikan, Suchi Govindarajan, Ariana Haghighi, Maya Hodge, Leki Jackson-Bourke, Megan Kaminski, Lesh Karan, Raelee Lancaster, Andréa Ledding, Harold Legaspi, Ivy Luo, Phoebe Lupton, Janaka Malwatta, Linda Martin, Guido Melo, Beth Merindah, Suzi Mezei, Marziya Mohammedali, Jazz Money, Daiane Moret, Sam Morley, Rashida Murphy, Kynpham Nongkynrih, Lulu Nyirenda, Thuy On, Yu Ouyang, Taofia Pelesasa, Indrani Perera, Chris Price, Daley Rangi, Nadia Rhook, Roberta Joy Rich, Sara Saleh, Nnadi Samuel, Victor Senthinathan, Elfie Shiosaki, Alex Skovron, Brylle Tabora, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Annie Te Whiu, Josef Tomáš, Ling Toong, Rilwan Tukur, Emele Ugavule, Ranu Uniyal, Saba Vasefi, Himaja Wijesinghe and Jiahui Wu.

Screenshot of Cordite Website with image of artist's work. Digital collage with African faces looking from behind a group of fashion models.

Thursday 15th - 28th March, 2021

Stimulus Package, situated across various locations on Wurundjeri and Woiwurrung Country

(Darebin City Council) as part of Darebin's FUSE Festival.

Artist talk at Preston Town Hall 6pm, Thursday 25th March.


Curated by Madé Spencer-Castle.

Stimulus Package features the work of Kay Abude, Georgia Banks, Lara Chamas, Anita Cummins, Roberta Joy Rich, Shea Kirk, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, Louise Meuwissen, Steven Rhall and Tim Woodward.


Emerging from the wake of global upheaval, Stimulus Package plays wryly with the notion of economic stimulus, through the commissioning of 10 public artworks, presented across advertising sites throughout the City of Darebin. Engaging with artists to consider the impact of 2020 on the

fabric of our existence, Stimulus Package reflects on the ways in which we can come together as communities, to stimulate and support each other through extraordinary times.


Presented on the street and to the public, the works presented in Stimulus Package are at once deeply personal yet fiercely political, tender and compelling, humorous but deadly serious. Harnessing the vernacular of advertising, Stimulus Package prompts us to consider, how we can meaningfully engage with one another, feel connected and inspired, and bring people together in a time where we are increasingly apart? Check out this map with locations of artists works and further details.

ACMI Logo and text outlining details of the Trust Award.

Thursday 27th May, 2021

Very humbled and excited about this project! See ACMI's website for more details...

Saturday 4th December, 2021

Who’s Afraid of Public Space? Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Wurundjeri lands

(Melbourne, Australia).


ACCA is delighted to open Who's Afraid of Public Space? this Saturday 4 December, a major new project exploring the role of public culture, the contested nature of public space, and the character and composition of public life.


Extending across Melbourne through multiple programs, events, installations and interventions, Who's Afraid of Public Space? has been developed with a range of cultural partners, including Abbotsford Convent, Arts Project Australia, Blak Dot Gallery, Bus Projects, Chunky Move, City of Melbourne, Footscray Community Arts, Metro Tunnel Creative Program and Testing Grounds.


I was commissioned as part of Who's Afraid of Public Space to present at Footscray Community Arts, and I am very excited to present my new solo show, "The Purple Shall Govern" in 2022. Explore the program now on ACCA’s website and Footscray Community Arts.

© Copyright Roberta Joy Rich 2024. All images by and courtesy of the artist unless otherwise credited.