Roshelle Fong is a Chinese-Australian multidisciplinary artist who creates participatory experiences around cultural confusion, human connection and technology as a life-force. She is also a participant in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Program 2019.
In 2018, Roshelle won the Multicultural Arts Victoria Award for Innovation in Cultural Practice at Melbourne Fringe Festival for her premiere iteration of nomnomnom, and has since adapted the show in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, as part of the HEIMA artist residency. In 2019 she will produce nomnomnom in Sydney at Bakehouse Theatre and in Shanghai with Untitled Space gallery, supported by the Ian Potter Cultural Trust, along with the time-travelling edition of the show at Testing Grounds in Melbourne, funded by the City of Melbourne and the Australia Council for the Arts.
Roshelle is also an alumnus of the Malthouse Theatre’s year-long Besen Family Artist Programme in producing (2018), Malthouse Theatre’s Vanguard Shadow Board programme (2017) and Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Emerging Cultural Leaders Programme (2016). She has produced and performed work at a wide range of spoken word, stand-up comedy, theatre and performance art events, including at RAW Comedy Festival, Auckland Fringe Festival, Midsumma Festival, Emerging Writers Festival and at the Sydney Opera House.
“Roshelle Fong as an artist…leaves me and audiences in a strangely uncomfortable ‘in between’ place. One which often pushes our boundaries of social, ethical and emotionally ‘correct’ ways of responding vs an instinctual response within us…
She is not for the faint-hearted…if you want to have every part of your guts and minds twisted, challenged, absurdly aroused and yet also totally and utterly inspired then I recommend seeing her at any opportunity you get…”
- Fleassy Malay (Melbourne Spoken Word)