February 29th - May 13th, 2016

Studio Residency at Assemblage, Johannesburg, South Africa.


I have been working in Johannesburg, and currently completing a studio residency at Assemblage.

My Assemblage Residency is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart program and by the Sainsbury Sculpture Grant, established in memory of the late Madeline Olive Talyor through her estate and administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

Woman wearing black and gold top and black shirt leaning on a desk in an artist studio with newspaper clippings on wall, trestle table and floor
Australia Council for the Arts Logo
Assemblage Logo
National Association for the Visual Arts Logo

May 12th - May 15th, 2016

Deny/Denial/Denied, Bubblegum Club, Workshop Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Exhibition Opening 6pm Thursday 12th May, 2016.

Artist talk and discussion with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Sunday 15th May, 2016


Exhibition flyer detailing opening at Bubblegum club with text and image of tapestry work with canvas, black wool and gold thread.

June 10th, 2016

I have a drawing that has been published within if we all spat at once they'd drown: drawings about class, Edited and published by Sam Wallman. Exhibition and book launches Friday June 10th 2016 from 6pm at North Tower, Trades Hall, Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung Country (Melbourne, Australia).

You can purchase a copy here.

Drawing by Roberta Joy Rich of a Form, SECTION G for Redress and Diversity Information for South African Applicants for Uniersity.
Book lanuch flyer with orange text and dense cartoon drawings of signs and slogans that look like city buildings, signs and ads.

August 5th - October 4th, 2016

White lies: As we know it, Incinerator Gallery, Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne, Australia).

Exhibition flyer with image of youtube screen shot showing brown legs standing on a colonial flag on sand.
Exhibition flyer with text outlining exhibition artist and show details with sponsor logos.

August 7th - August 28th, 2016

No Man's Land, SOMA Art + Space, Maboneng, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Exhibition flyer with text of artists and show details. On left is a black and white image of Brenda Fassie smoking while lying on a bed.

Friday 26th August, 2016

Yarnin' Project Film Screening with Bobby Nicholls, Incinerator Gallery, Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne, Australia).

Exhibition flyer with text and an image of a group of First Nations youth being led by two First Nations men in an outdoor bush setting.
Exhibition flyer with text detailing a public program of a film screening with Yarnin' Project's Uncle Robert 'Bobby' Nicholls.

Watch films from the Yarnin' Project of Elder stories

Sunday 2nd October, 2016

Foley: Creature from the Black, Incinerator Gallery, Wurundjeri Country

(Melbourne, Australia).

Exhibition flyer with text and image of a texta artwork of a satire movie poster, Fary Foley: Creature from the Black Platoon.
Exhibition Flyer with text detailing a public program with Dr Gary Foley speaking at the exhibition, White Lies; As we know it.

Check out Foley's Koori History Website and the art of Texta Queen

Thursday 3rd November, 2016

Situation, Wits Project Space, Johannesburg, South Africa.


Opening of Situation group exhibition curated by Bahlakoana Lesemane, Tshego Mabaso, Gontse Mathabathe & Kerry Skinner, at The Point of Order, Wits University Project Space, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. Situation features serigraph's from my Assemblage residency alongside works by Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Igshaan Adams, Kyra Pape and Sikhumbuzo Makandula.

Flyer Text with artwork of a black background showing ink and sugar marks forming an orange and toffee like image.

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