Richard with installation

With 42 years of practice as an internationally exhibiting artist and architect, Goodwin has sustained a prolific and award winning practice provoking boundaries between art and architecture. In 1996 Goodwin established the Porosity Studio at the College of Fine Arts within the University of New South Wales where he currently holds the position of Professor of Fine Arts and Design. He teaches part-time via intensive, international and multi-disciplinary studios providing a unique context for the renegotiation of delineations between art, architecture and urbanism. A United Kingdom based series of Porosity studios have recently been fully sponsored by the British Council.

In 2002 Goodwin was awarded the prestigious Discovery Grant from the Australian Research Council to fund the development of his ideas on Porosity – a redefining of public space in cities leading to urban propositions of parasitic architecture. In 2008 he received his PhD for further Porosity research. This research continues today under a second Australian Research Council Linkage grant in collaboration with architecture academic Russell Lowe entitled, Real-Time Porosity: Using Computer Gaming Technology to Map and Analyse Pedestrian Movement in Public and Private Space.

Major prizes include: The National Sculpture Award 1985, The Sculpture by the Sea Prize 2003, Helen Lempriere Award 2004, the Blackett Award for Architecture in 2004, and the Wynne Prize from the Art Gallery of NSW 2011.

Goodwin’s Architectural practice concentrates on parasitic connections between private and public space. Recent works include the Cope Street parasite and the Deepdene Parasite. Goodwin has also completed several public structures including four pedestrian bridges, one of which was constructed for the Olympic Games precinct in Sydney 2000.

His artwork is held in major collections including the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Nuremburg Museum.

Richard Goodwin Pty Ltd was established, by Artist/Architect/Academic Richard Goodwin, to further facilitate his work as an artist affecting architecture and urban planning in the city. The company is now responsible for a significant range of architectural works, public space and urban planning collaborations as well as site specific sculpture and installations. The company facilitates works outside the gallery practice and at an architectural scale. This practice produces parasitic public space projects and fundamentally believes in the adaptive re-use and transformation of existing buildings.

As a Professor, Goodwin is able to expand and theories about the plasticity of cities at a research level, and the role that art practice has in urban planning.

Technical Skills:

  • Architectural design and development
  • 2d drawings and 3d modelling
  • Full construction detailing
  • Highly integrated application of ESD principles
  • Research and Analysis
  • Urban design
  • Model making and presentation material
  • Client and stakeholder liaison
  • Production of clear written and graphic material
  • Production of drawings for development approval
  • Production of drawings for and specifications for tender and construction
  • Project Co-ordination and Management
  • Contract administration

Solo Exhibitions

  • 1974 Terrace Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1977 Dolls, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1979  More Dolls, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1980  No more dreaming, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1981  Exoskeleton, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1983  The Gate, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
The Gate, Pinacotheca Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 1984  Soho horse, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1985  Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane. Arts Council Gallery, Canberra.
Wollongong City Gallery.
Sculpture imbroglio, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1986  Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 1987  Island, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney. Island, Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane.
  • 1988  Exoskeleton II, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne. Exoskeleton III, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1989  Milburn & Arte Gallery, Brisbane. Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1990  Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 1992  Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Mine, Circular Quay installation for the Sydney Cove Authority.
  • 1993  Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
A Survey, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong.
A Survey, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange.
  • 1994  Parasite/Follicle, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
  • 1995  body/building, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1996  Exoskeleton V, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 1997  Exoskeleton, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
Mine, (installation) MCA Sydney Festival.
  • 1999 Exoskeleton, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 2001 Taxi-Dermis, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2001  Exoskeleton – A Survey, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2002  Taxi – Dermis 2, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
  • 2003  Moth, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2004  Formulas, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW.
  • 2005  Moth, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
Prosthetic Rethought, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2008 Poroplastic, Australian Galleries, Sydney. Poroplastic, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Sydney.
    2010 Between a Slum and a Hard Place, Australian Galleries, Sydney.
  • 2013 Drone Dorje + The Drone Stripped Bare of all its Brides, Australian Galleries, Sydney.
  • 2013  Refiguring Dystopia, Richard Goodwin 1991 –
  • 2012, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
  • 2014  Refiguring Dystopia, Richard Goodwin 1991 –
  • 2012, Galleries UNSW, COFA,
Paddington, Sydney
  • 2016 “Ulysses Suite”, Sydney Preview. “Ulysses Suite”, Australian Galleries, Melbourne.
  • 2017 “Fables for the Drone Age”, Betts Project, London
  • 2019 “Formulae”, Australia Galleries, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

  • 1979  Contemporary Australian Art, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1980  Richard Goodwin and Matthys Gerber, stairs Gallery, Wollongong.
  • 1981  David Reid Gallery, Sydney.
Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • 1982  Herald Art Prize, Commonwealth Bank, Martin Place, Sydney.
    Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • 1983  Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • 1984  Second Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria. Sculpture of the Performance Space, Sydney.
  • 1985  Concept to object, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery. Ninth Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Mildura Arts Centre.
Graven images, Art Gallery of Western Australia.
3. Internationale Triennale der Zeichung, Nuremberg. Two worlds collide, Artspace, Sydney.
In all directions, Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane.
Small works, Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane. Monumental drawings, National Gallery of Victoria. Australian Perspecta ’85, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • 1986  Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide.
Richard Goodwin and Barbel Rothhaar, collaborative work, Artspace, Sydney and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Oz drawing now, Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney.
  • 1987  Invisible cities, Praxis Gallery, Perth.
Backlash: the Australian drawing revival 1976-1986, National Gallery of Victoria. The golden shibboleth, 200 Gertrude Street Gallery, Melbourne.
Third Australian Sculpture Triennial, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne. The new romantics, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
The age of collage, Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney.
The voyage of discovery, The Crescent Gallery, Dallas, U.S.A..
The figure: Pederson Memorial Prize, Queensland Art Gallery.
  • 1988  Nature and technology, Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.
The Moet and Chandon Australian Art Foundation Touring Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales; Westpac Gallery in association with the National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane.
Contemporary art and life in N.S.W., Tamworth City Art Gallery; New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale.
The new romantics, Lewers Bequest and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Shepparton Arts Centre; Gold Coast Regional Art Gallery; Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery and Museum.
A horse show, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne.
Small works, Milburn & Arte Gallery, Brisbane.
  • 1989  Intimate drawing, Coventry Gallery, Sydney.
The cocktail party, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
    1990  Heritage Arts Festival, Stanthorpe Art Gallery.
Mass media and mixed media, Painters Gallery, Sydney.
Vital instincts: contemporary Australian paperworks, Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney.
10 x 10, Milburn & Arte Gallery, Brisbane.
Inside the greenhouse, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney.
Second Ausralian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. Fourth Australian Sculpture Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria.
Sculptors at the table, Crafts Council Gallery, Sydney.
  • 1991  Recent acquisitions, Ararat Gallery, Victoria.
Australian Perspecta 1991, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
  • 1992  Future City, Bond Store Gallery, Sydney.
In the company of others, King Street Gallery on Burton, Sydney. Working in public, Artspace, Sydney.
  • 1993  Death, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney. Commitments, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
Sculpture on view, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria.
  • 1994  Commitments, Artspace, Sydney; Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra.
Going public, Annandale Galleries, Sydney. ACAF Melbourne.
Horizons,Annandale Galleries,Sydney.
Aussemblage, Auckland York.
Testimony, New Parliament House, Canberra.
  • 1997  The Box Show, Defiance, Sydney.
Inside (satellite exhibition to Documenta 1997), Kassel, Germany.
Australian Perspecta 1997- Between Art and Nature, Museum of Sydney, Sydney.
  • 1998  Outside Inside, Sir Herman Black Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney. Figure in a Landscape, King Street Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2001  Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Melbourne. Small Sculptures, Defiance Gallery, Sydney.
Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Sydney.
Woollahra Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council, Sydney.
National Sculpture Prize, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
  • 2002  Sculpture From The Sea, Campbelltown Regional Gallery, NSW. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Sydney.
  • 2003  Sculpture 2003, Campbelltown Regional Gallery, NSW.
Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Melbourne. Outside In, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW College Of Fine Arts, Sydney Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Sydney.
  • 2004  Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park, Melbourne. International Contemporary Drawing, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China.
  • 2005  Inside the Parasite, Curated by Nick Tsoutas, Artspace, Sydney. 6 x 6, Defiance Gallery, Sydney.
  • 2006  Planspiel Nachspiel, “Bee Parasite” in collaboration with Barbel Rotthaar, Atelierhaus Panzerhalle, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2007  Osmose, “Seedman”, Internationales Kunstprojekt in der Gartenkolonie Habsburg Gaussstrasse, Berlin – Charlottenburg, Germany.
De Overkant/Down Under, Contemporary Sculpture from Australia and The Netherlands, “Parasite Lange Voorhout”, Den Haag, Holland.
The Adventure Within, De Overkant/Down Under, Den Haag Sculptuur 2007 met Filmhuis Den Haag/Zaal5, Video and film from 4 Australian Artists, Podium Voor Beeldcultuur, Den Haag, Holland.
Strand Ephemera
  • 2007, “Container Rhizome” featuring “Transformania” film in
collaboration with Russell Lowe, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, Queensland
  • 2008  Back to the City, “Surrogate Trojan” a collaboration with Adrian McGregor and Russell
Lowe, Newcastle, NSW
Concrete Culture, satellite of Biennale of Sydney, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW COFA, Sydney
Venice Architecture Biennale, “Abundant”, Australian Pavilion, Venice, Italy.
Melbourne Artfair, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
    2009  Holiday House for Bondi, 6 x 6 Defiance Gallery
    2010  Venice Architecture Biennale, “Now and When, Australian Urbanism”. Australian Pavilion,
Venice, Italy.
Co-Isolated: Richard Goodwin, Michael Snape and David Burns, curated by Tarsha Finney, South Sydney Corporate Park, Sydney
Sculpture at Sawmillers, curated by Elsa Atkin, North Sydney foreshore.
  • 2011  Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. Buffer Zone, Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney.
Prague Design Quadrennial, Czech Republic.
Gwangju Design Biennale, “Networks of Surrender”, South Korea. Magic Spaces, Today Modern Museum, Beijing, China.
  • 2012  Co-Isolated: Richard Goodwin, Michael Snape and David Burns, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW.
Re-Present, Kensington Street Warehouse, UTS, Sydney.
Venice Architecture Biennale, Formations, Australian Pavilion, Venice, Italy.
Third Landscape, Exoskeleton Monument to Nomadism 2, Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.
CEBIT, Porosity/Realtime, Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
  • 2013  Co-Isolated III, with Michael Snape, Maitland regional Gallery, NSW.
Art is for Lovers, curated by Emma Price, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, NSW. ISEA, Porosity/Realtime, COFA, UNSW, Sydney.
Smart City, CMODA, Beijing, China.
Cine City, Melbourne Architecture Conference, Federation Plaza, Melbourne.
X Field Archive, Pin-Up Project Space, Melbourne.
  • 2014  Architecture Festival, Sydney, Mystic Alien Urban Intervention, Films.
The Private Practice of the Public Artist, Artspace on the Concourse, Chatswood.
  • 2015  Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark.
Shelter Union, UNSW Galleries, Paddington, Sydney.
  • 2016  War, The Armoury, Olympic Site, Sydney.
  • 2017 Sculpture Survey, Australian Galleries Sydney
  • 2017 Thinkers and Dreamers, Stanley Street Gallery, Sydney
  • 2018 Porosity Kabari, Australian Design Centre, Sydney
  • 2019 Ideal Home, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney
  • 2019 Porosity Kabari, Bunjil Place Gallery, Victoria

Selected Collections

Art Gallery of NSW; National Gallery of Victoria; Nuremberg City Museum, Germany; Allen, Allen & Hemsley, Sydney; Ararat Gallery; Artbank, Sydney; Costain Collection, Melbourne; Darwin Institute of Technology; Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne; Mildura Arts Centre; Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane; Orange Regional Gallery; Wollongong City Gallery; Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand; New England Regional Art Museum, Benalla Regional Gallery, National War Museum, Canberra.

  • 1977  Received Grant from Australian Film Commission for “The Inhabitant”.
  • 1978  Received the Board of Architects Award.
    1983  Resident artist, V.A.B. Studio, Greene Street, New York.
  • 1984  Special Project Grant from V.A.B.
  • 1985  National Sculpture Award.
  • 1985 Drawing Award for 3rd International Drawing Triennale, Nuremberg, Germany.

  • 2001 Cement and Concrete Association Streetsmart Award for Glebe Island Sound Walls.
  • 2001  Runner-up Prize Woollahra Sculpture Prize.
  • 2002  Second Prize in Beijing’s Olympic Green 2008 Masterplan Competition.
As a Member of Team DEM, in association with the Beijing Municipal Institute for 
Planning and Design.
  • 2003  Awarded 3 year Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to research Public Space, titled Porosity.
  • 2003  Sydney Water Prize for Sculpture By The Sea.
  • 2004  The Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award.
  • 2004 Blackett Award for Shellharbour Workers Club in association with Caroline Pidcock Architects.
  • 2004 AILA Merit Award for Planning in Landscape Architecture in collaboration with Hill Thalis & Aspect for Parramatta Rail Link north of Chatswood;
  • 2008 Prize for Best Installation – Back to the City Exhibition, Newcastle Commendation Award RAIA for Urban Design for RTA Toilets.
  • 2009  AIA Tasmania Chapter, Colorbond Award for Steel Architecture, Wing House Awarded 3 year Linkage Grant through the Australian Research Council and Emergency Information Coordination Unit, State Government New South Wales, in collaboration with UNSW Academic Russell Lowe for their project, Real-Time Porosity: Using Computer Gaming Technology to Map and Analyse Pedestrian Movement in Public and Private Space.
  • 2010  AILA Merit Award for The 7m Bar Installation for City of Sydney Laneways Exhibition, with Adrian McGregor and Russell Lowe.
  • 2011  The Wynne Prize for 2011, Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Public Commissions and Projects

  • 1985  Mobius Sea, Art Gallery of New South Wales. Sculpture project
  • 1986 Procession, Parramatta City Mall. Civic fountain
  • 1987  The Room Series, Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne. Bas relief sculptures 
Mobius Sea, Sydney
  • 1992  The Well, Orange Regional Gallery.

Site specific sculpture installation

  • The Gore Hill Freeway Project, with the RTA Sydney.
 Design of sound attenuation walls, retaining walls, support structures and urban planning for 3km road corridor.
 Site specific sculpture installation between the Art Gallery of NSW and the Finger Wharf.
  • 1993  Pennant Hills Streetscape, with the RTA Sydney.
 Design of perimeter walls, sculptural growing frames, Convent perimeter wall and streetscape design for Pennant Hills Road.
  • 1994  Chinderah Bypass Streetscape and Artwork with the RTA.
 Light sculptures for the Tweed River bridge and sound attenuation structures.
  • 1995  Exoskeleton Cord, Working in Public, Artspace, Sydney Glebe Island Arterial with Conybeare Morrison and Context.
 Design of streetscape and major sculptural remodelling of spaces under the new freeway at Pyrmont. This will constitute one of the largest site specific sculptures undertaken in Sydney’s public space.
 Pyrmont Bay Park with EDAW and Grose Bradley.
 Design of a major Sydney foreshore park including water-features and other sculptural
  • 1995  Penfolds Building Facade 
Building facade Alexandria.

  • Streetscape proposal for the F3 to Walls End Link Road. with the RTA.
 Design of sound walls, urban sculptural features and streetscape design.
Participation in Olympic Design Studio, Sydney, December 1994.
international studio to design the masterplan for Homebush Bay.
 Follicle Childrens’ Hospital Westmead.
Site specific sculpture.
Eastern Distributor, Infrastructure, Sydney
Glebe Island Arterial, Infrastructure, Sydney
Corvette Memorial, Sydney.
Site specific sculpture for Sydney harbour commemorating ships built on Cockatoo Island.
  • 1996  Dee Why Beach Urban Design Project, with Spackman Mossop Sydney. Urban design including art and architectural features.
Eastern Distributor Urban Design Project with Spackman Mossop and Oculus. Design of the road corridor between the airport and Taylor square.
Devlin Street Underpass Artwork, Ryde, Sydney, with the RTA.
Design of retaining walls and artworks for the new tunnel at Ryde.
  • M4 /Homebush Bay Drive Gateway sculpture to the Olympic Site with EDAW.
    Design of site specific eco-sculpture to structure new landscape.
  • 1997  UTS Sculpture Commission for the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, 
Site specific sculpture for the facade of the new extension to the UTS library building.
Gateway Sculpture – New England Regional Gallery 
Site specific structure for the building entrance.
  • 1998  Woronora Bridge Noise Wall and Landscape Design, with Oculus and RTA.
Design for Woronora River Bridge and approaches, roadscape design and associated works.
Woronora Bridge Walkway Prosthesis, Woronora Bridge.
Woollahra Noise Barrier. 
Design of noise barrier for western end of Grafton Street Woollahra. Union Hotel Roof, North Sydney.
Design of sculptural roof over restaurant terrace.
 Loyalty Square Seat Sculpture, Balmain.
 City West Link Road, Sydney, Infrastructure, with Oculus and Bates Smart. Design of sound walls and streetscape.
Wollongong Foreshore Plaza Sculptures, with Context Landscape Design. Commission for design of sculptures for foreshore redevelopment.
  • 1999  Fountain commission for New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale NSW. Leura to Katoomba 
Expressway master plan – including footbridge.
Charles Street Bridge 
Design and documentation of sculpture/bridge for Leichhardt, Sydney.
  • 2000  Bicentennial Park Bridge 
Design and documentation of sculptural footbridge for Bicentennial Park, Homebush Bay Sydney.
Exoskeleton Tower Reach, Galeries Victoria, Sydney.
  • 2001  Exoskeleton Cliff Columns, Oceana Building, Potts Point, Sydney. Cyclexoskeleton, Landmark Building, 345 George Street, Sydney.
  • 2002  Parasite Android 1, Watermark Building, Pyrmont, Sydney Castle Hill Surgery Extension, Castle Hill, with Terroir
Kerrim House, residential extension
  • 2003  Shellharbour Workers Club, Building Extensions and Roof, in Association with Caroline
Pidcock Architects, Shellharbour, NSW.
  • 2004  Exoskeleton Rewind 2, Pommeroy Building, Macleay Street, Kings Cross, Sydney
  • 2004  Exoskeleton, The Bond, Hickson Road, Sydney.
  • 2005  Leura Mall Tunnel, Roads and Traffic Authority, Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW.
 Deakin Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne
. RTA Rest Area Toilets, New South Wales
  • 2006ExoFold, Resmed Building, Seven Hills, Sydney.
 Rhizome, Sculpture Installation, Gungahlin Freeway, Canberra. Walter Burley Griffin Sound Walls, Gungahlin Freeway, Canberra. Aranda Pedestrian Bridge, Gungahlin Freeway, Canberra. Waterjacket, Public Artwork, 115 Pitt Street, Sydney.
 Frankston Pedestrian Bridge, Melbourne.
  • 2008 Dempster Wing House, Table Cape, Tasmania. Cope Street Parasite, Alexandria, Sydney.
  • 2009 Lane Cove Public Art Strategy, Lane Cove Council, Sydney Lane Cove Library Light Sculpture, Lane Cove Council, Sydney Deepdene’ Parasite Roof, public art / residential extension
  • 2011 Exoskeleton Lift, public art for Walter Burley Griffin Incinerator and Gallery, Willoughby, Sydney.
  • 2012 Insect with Lead, Harris Street, Pyrmont, Sydney.
  • 2013 Dorsel Wing, Parasite structure, shelter, to Town hall House, Druitt Street, Sydney.
  • 2014 Exoskeleton Tower, Installed at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Melbourne.
  • 2015 Twin Parasite, Installed at Australian Galleries Sculpture Park, Dalesford, Melbourne.
  • 2016 Moon Exoskeleton, Meadowbank, Sydney. Warringah Freeway Sound Walls, for RMS.


  • McGillick, P., Goodwin, R., 2011, “Falls The Shadow”, The National Gallery Of Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • Goodwin, R., 2011 Porosity: The Architecture of Invagination, RMIT Press, Melbourne
Wilson, G., Benjamin, A., Tawa, M., & Helsel, S., 2006 Richard Goodwin Performance to Porosity,
  • Craftsman House, Sydney.
Allen, C., Bond, A., Delaruelle, J., 1991 Richard Goodwin, Oliver Freeman Editions, Sydney
  • Goodwin, Richard 2018, “God in Reverse: Art Architecture and Consciousness”, Uro Publications, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Wilson, G., Benjamin, A,. Tata, M., & Helsel, S,. 2006 Richard Goodwin Perfomance to Porosity, Craftsman House, Sydney.
  • Allen, C,. Bond, A., Delaruelle, J., 1991 Richard Goodwin, Oliver Freeman Editions, Sydney.

Book Chapters

  • Van Schaik, L., 2003 ‘Exoskeleton Richard Goodwin’ in “The Practice of Practice”, RMIT University Press, Melbourne
  • Goodwin, R. Benjamin, A., Reinmuth, G. 2010 “Sydney 2050 : Fraying Ground” in “Now and When”, The Australian Institute of Architects, ACT Australia
  • Goodwin, R., 2010, “Pig-Skin, Wheels and Cement,” in Fashion Industry & City Civilization, Ed. Bian Xiangyang and Juanjuan Wu, DongHua University Press: Shanghai
  • Sturgeon, G. 1991, Contemporary Australian Sculpture, Craftsman House, Sydney
  • McIntyre, A., 1988, Australian Contemporary Drawing, Boolarong Publications, Brisbane.
  • Hedger, M., 1995, Public Sculpture in Australia, Craftsman House, Sydney.
  • Feddersen, J., 1993, Soft Sculpture and Beyond, Craftsman House, Sydney.
  • Mossop, E. City Spaces, 2001, Art and Design, “Exoskeleton” Richard Goodwin, Craftsman House, Sydney.
  • Johnson, C., Jackson, D., 2001, Australian Architecture Now, Thames and Hudson, United Kingdom. Goad, P., 2001, New Directions in Australian Architecture, P. Bingham-Hall, Pesaro Publishing, Sydney.
  • McGillick, Paul.. 2001, “Thesis, Antithersis, Synthesis”, Art and Australia, Vol 38, No 4, Winter 2001, p.568
  • Yu, Liu, 2003, ‘Richard Goodwin’s Public Artworks’, Art and Design, Volume 10, Beijing, China. Penn, Shelley, 2003, ‘Urban Parasite’, Monument, Volume 53, Sydney, Australia.
  • Goodwin, R., 2011, “Sydney2050: Fraying Ground” in Visions Of The Future Living : Futuristic, Ed. Klein, C. , DAAB Media GMBH, Cologne, Germany


  • McGillick, Paul, 2003, ‘Trickcyclist’, Indesign, May Issue, Sydney, Australia.
  • Howard, Ian, 2003, ‘Sculpture by the Sea’, World Sculpture News, Winter Issue, Sydney, Australia.
  • Baker, Hazel, 2004, “Art assumes power in the environment debate”, UNSW Alumni, Issue 1, July 2004 Research Collective, COFA Winter 2004, Issue 10
  • Lahoud, Adrian, 2004, “Parasite and Machine”, Architecture Australia, Mar/Apr 2004, vol 93 no 2. “Shellharbour Workers Club Extension”, 2004, Architecture Bulletin, Awards Issue July/August 2004
  • “Shellharbour Workers Club”, 2004, Architectural Interior Specifier, Issue 60, 2004 Stead, Naomi, 2005, “Hybrid Vigour”, Architecture Australia, Nov/Dec 2005
  • Allenby, Guy. “Sydney snooper’s secret design to make the city more open”. The Australian. May 26 2005. p40
  • Bosben, Jo. “Revving the Engine: Urban Design in Downtown Beijing”. COFA Issue 14, 2005
  • De Lorenzo, Catherine, “Public Interrogations”, Artlink Vol25 no3 2005
  • Mitchell, A, Walsh, K. “City Art Project to help fight Terror”, The Sun Herald, August 21 2005
  • Baum, Caroline. “The Incredible Hulk”, The Sydney Morning Herald Domain Dec 1 2005
  • Allenby, G. “Sydney Snooper’s secret design to make the city more open”, The Australian May 26 2005
  • Goodwin, R. “Porosity: mapping the dissolution of the public / private dichotomy” Architectural Review Australia, Issue 105, Sydney, 2008
  • Goodwin, R., 2010, ‘Porosity: Projecting Urban Metamorphosis” for the Public Life in the Inbetween City Conference, Haifa
  • Goodwin, R. and Lowe, R., 2010 Real-time porosity using computer gaming technology. Automation in Construction. [doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2010.10.006]. 03 December 2010.
  • Jasper, Adam. 2011, ‘Richard Goodwin’s Phantom Itch’, Art and Australia, Vol 49, No 2, Summer 2011
  • Thomas, Nicole. 2012, ‘Transgressive Transformation’, Monument, Vol 106, December 2011-January 2012
  • 1953 Born Sydney, Australia.
Currently living and working in Sydney.
  • 1975 B. Sc.(Arch.) University of New South Wales.
  • 1978 B. Arch. (Hons. 1) University of New South Wales.
  • 1986-93 Part-time lecturer, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
  • Guest Lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University.
  • 1993-94 Member of the NSW Advisory Council Committee, Ministry for the Arts.
  • 1997-98 Member of the College Academic Board, Sydney College of the Arts.
  • 1995-00 External examiner for Honours and Masters students at COFA and SCA. Continued commitment to guest lectures at all Sydney Universities and the Institute of Architects regarding art and architecture in public space.
  • 2000 Awarded M. Arch. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
  • 2000-16 Visiting Professor and External Examiner for Masters and PhD Students at the Royal
    Institute of Technology, Melbourne.
  • 2000 Appointed Adjunct Professor, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
  • 2003  Awarded Discovery Grant for Porosity Research completed in 2005
  • 2004  Appointed Professor, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales.
  • 2008  Awarded PhD, COFA, UNSW.
  • 2009  Awarded Australian Research Council Linkage Grant in collaboration with UNSW academic Russell Lowe entitled Real-Time Porosity: using computer gaming technology
to map and analyse pedestrian movement in public and private space.
  • 2010  Appointed Visiting Professor at DongHua University, Shanghai, China
  • 2013 Appointed Adjunct Professor at UTS Sydney, School of Architecture.