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Professor Richard Goodwin

Professor Richard Goodwin


As an internationally exhibiting artist and architect, Richard Goodwin has sustained a prolific, award-winning practice for over thirty years. Goodwin established the Porosity Studio at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, in 1996, which marries a practical, immersive teaching practice with themes and concerns related to Goodwin's research on the relationship between art, achitecture and movement. Goodwin teaches via intensive, international and multi-disciplinary studios providing a unique context for the renegotiation of delineations between art, architecture and urbanism. A UK based series of Porosity Studios have recently been fully sponsored by the British Council.

Goodwin's Porosity research began in 2002, and continues in collaboration with Russel Lowe with support from the Australian Research Council. This research and resulting artistic outputs are concerned with the mapping and examination of public space, accessibility, architecture, mobility and aesthetics in urban spaces (see Related Projects).

Goodwin's work is held in major collections including the Art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Nuremburg Museum. His major prizes include:

  • Wynn Prize 2011
  • Helen Lempriere Award 2004
  • Blackett Award for Architecture 2004
  • The Sculpture by the Sea Water Prize 2003
  • The National Sculpture Award 1985