Emerging Cultural Leaders 2016

Roshelle Fong

Roshelle Fong is an Australian-Chinese performer, filmmaker and Leap Year baby who experiences life as ‘Play School: The Glitch Opera’.

She has produced and performed in numerous film, spoken word, stand-up comedy, theatre and performance art pieces around Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne including Woodford Folk Festival, RAW Comedy Festival, Australian Poetry Slam 2014 at the Sydney Opera House, the Living Museum of Erotic Women, and White Night. Her short films, music videos and rich media content have won prizes, screened at festivals worldwide and aired on prime-time telly.

By day she is a government storyteller, and by night she makes art that builds diverse worlds within diverse worlds, providing many more questions than answers.  While her past work has been largely explicit in its investigation of race and gender, she is interested in exploring narratives that place our shared truth-searching at their grimy forefront.

Roshelle’s website: www.youtube.com/holeywoodproductions

‘It’s my job to make you uncomfortable, but I’ll be apologising on the inside.’