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.
Major exhibitions include:
3 Venice Architecture Biennales representing Australia 2008, 2010, 2012,
3 Australian Perspecta Exhibitions at the Art Gallery of NSW,
3 Australian Sculpture Triennales National Gallery Victoria,
The National Sculpture Award NGA 2001,
The Third International Drawing Trienniale Nuremburg 1985,
Innensietea Satellite of Documenta 10 in Kassel 1997,
Distance Tokyo 1995,
Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award,Werribee Park, Melbourne 2003,
Planspiel Nachspiel Bee Parasite, Panzerhalle, Berlin, Germany.
Beijing Architecture Biennale Beijing 2004.
De Overkant/Down Under, Den Haag Sculptuur 2007,
Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015,
Refiguring Dystopia, Richard Goodwin Survey, 1991 – 2012,
Galleries UNSW, COFA, Sydney 2014.
Ulysses Suite, Australian Galleries, Melbourne, 2016.
Fables for the Drone Age, Betts Project Gallery, London, 2017.
Navigator, Survey, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney, 2017.
Major Public Artworks including:
Mobius Sea, Art Gallery NSW, 1985. The Gore Hill Freeway, Sydney 1992, The Well, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, Corvette Memorial, Garden Island, Sydney, 1995, Union Hotel Parasite Roof, Sydney, 1998, Charles Street Bridge,Sydney, 1999, Bicentennial Bridge, Sydney Olympic Site, 2000, Wing House, Tasmania, 2008, Deepdene Parasite Roof, Sydney, 2009. Dorsel Wing, Sydney Town Hall, 2013, Exoskeleton Tower, Sydney 2014.
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.