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Maria Kunda

Adjunct Lecturer
Art | School of Creative Arts and Media

Room 1.78 , Centre for the Arts, Art Theory, Level 1

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Expertise

Maria's current primary research area is surrealism, specifically the ‘renegade surrealists’ - Georges Bataille et al. Her broad research interests are: European avant-garde movements; representations of women; theories of embodied subjectivity; contemporary Australian art, and contemporary criticism.

Fields of Research

  • Fine arts (360602)
  • Visual arts (360699)
  • Teacher and student wellbeing (390412)
  • Drama, theatre and performance studies (360403)
  • Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature) (470502)
  • Art theory (360103)
  • Art criticism (360101)
  • Teacher education and professional development of educators (390307)
  • Photography, video and lens-based practice (360604)
  • Art history, theory and criticism (360199)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Performance art (360603)

Research Objectives

  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Arts (130199)
  • Expanding knowledge in education (280109)
  • Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies (280122)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)
  • Management, resources and leadership (160204)

Publications

Total publications

32

Highlighted publications

(7 outputs)
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2010ThesisKunda M, 'The Politics of Imperfection: The Critical Legacy of Surrealist Anticolonialism' (2010) [PhD]

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2006Chapter in BookKunda M, 'The artist, the community, the land', Vivienne Binns, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 16-21. ISBN 0977533417 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Other Creative WorkKunda M, 'Matters of great concern', Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, pp. 11 (2006) [Catalogue]

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2004Chapter in BookKunda M, 'Aragon', Atelier: Australian Artists in Paris, 1980-2000. Irene Briant, Stephen Bush, Anne MacDonald, Daniel Moynihan & Debra Phillips, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Holmes, JH (ed), Hobart, pp. 22-31. ISBN 1862951853 (2004) [Other Book Chapter]

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2003Conference PublicationKunda M, 'Recharting Surrealism', Survey: Current art and design research and practice within Australian tertiary art and design schools, 1 - 4 October 2003, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania EJ (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Other Creative WorkKunda M, ''Riddles' in Figure It: Recent Works by Julie Rrap, Sally Smart, Brigita Ozolins, Mary Scott and Justine Cooper', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 6 (2001) [Catalogue]

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2001Other Creative WorkKunda M, 'Shadow Farm', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, pp. 5 (2001) [Catalogue]

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Journal Article

(5 outputs)
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2021Moore R, Rudling E, Kunda M, Robin S, 'Supporting casual teaching staff in the Australian neoliberal university: A collaborative approach', Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, 4, (2) pp. 1-14. ISSN 2591-801X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.37074/jalt.2021.4.2.8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Moore R; Rudling E; Robin S

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2013Lee FMJ, Kunda M, 'The (Neo) Avant-Garde and (Their) Kitchen(s): Potluck and Participation', The International Journal of Social, Political, and Community Agendas in the Arts, 7, (2) pp. 33-41. ISSN 2326-9960 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2012Kunda M, 'Where Ideas and Images Collide', Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia. Broadsheet, 41, (1) pp. 62-65. ISSN 0819-677X (2012) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2007Kunda M, 'An Other Place', Circa, 120, (Summer 2007) pp. 83-85. ISSN 0263-9475 (2007) [Non Refereed Article]

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2000Knights MA, Kunda M, 'Images from the Life of Nikola Tesla', Siglo, (14) pp. 17. ISSN 1320-8411 (2000) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Knights MA

Chapter in Book

(4 outputs)
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2013Kunda M, 'Critical Response 'Our Day will Come'', Iteration:Again, Punctum Books and Cast 27, David Cross (ed), Australia, pp. 133-142. ISBN 9780947335878 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Kunda M, 'The artist, the community, the land', Vivienne Binns, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 16-21. ISBN 0977533417 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Kunda M, 'London calling', London: Looking East, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Jonathan Holmes (ed), Hobart, pp. 34-39. ISBN 1-86295-272-2 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Kunda M, 'Aragon', Atelier: Australian Artists in Paris, 1980-2000. Irene Briant, Stephen Bush, Anne MacDonald, Daniel Moynihan & Debra Phillips, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Holmes, JH (ed), Hobart, pp. 22-31. ISBN 1862951853 (2004) [Other Book Chapter]

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Review

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2002Kunda M, 'Jet: Digital Art Prints', JET: Digital Art Prints, 1, (1) pp. 1-4. (2002) [Other Review]

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2002Kunda M, 'The First of all the Passions', Objects of Vertu, 1, (1) pp. n/a/. (2002) [Other Review]

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2002Kunda M, 'From the Bottom with Feeling', Broadsheet, 31, (3) pp. 23. (2002) [Other Review]

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2002Kunda M, 'Seven Warehouses', Artlink, 22, (4) pp. 86. (2002) [Other Review]

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1995Kunda M, ''Preferring a Grim Reality'', CAST Magazine, 1, (7) pp. 36-38. (1995) [Other Review]

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Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
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2021Moore R, Rudling E, Kunda M, Robin S, 'Supporting casual teaching staff: a collaborative approach', Tasmania School of Medicine Presentation, Hobart (2021) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Moore R; Rudling E; Robin S

2017Haddon N, Juliff T, Fountain W, Kunda M, 'After you have gone: un-disciplined knowledge and new value/s, one year on', ACUADS Conference Program, 28-29 September 2017, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1-11. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Haddon N; Juliff T; Fountain W

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2012Lee FMJ, Kunda M, 'Carpe diem: but can we hold on ', ACUADS Conference 2012 Proceedings - Region and Isolation: The changing function of art & design education within diasporic cultures and borderless communities, 3-5 October 2012, Perth, pp. Paper 149. ISBN 978-0-9758360-8-8 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Kunda M, 'Recharting Surrealism', Survey: Current art and design research and practice within Australian tertiary art and design schools, 1 - 4 October 2003, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania EJ (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Lee F, Kunda M, 'Automatic Conversation Generator', Cast Gallery, Hobart (2013) [Performance]

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Co-authors: Lee F

2012Kunda M, Zika P, 'A World Between: A Survey of Prints by Milan Milojevic', Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart (2012) [Curated Exhibition]

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Co-authors: Zika P

2009Kunda M, 'Black Swans, in 'Chance Encounters'', Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, 1st (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Ozolins BT, Kunda M, 'The Library: Brigita Ozolins', CAST, Australia, 1, pp. 52 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Ozolins BT

Other Creative Work

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Kunda M, Lee F, 'Word Bath', Cast Gallery, Hobart, pp. 1 (2013) [Representation of Original Art]

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Co-authors: Lee F

2012Kunda M, 'A World Between', Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, pp. 45 (2012) [Catalogue]

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2006Kunda M, 'Matters of great concern', Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, pp. 11 (2006) [Catalogue]

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2003Kunda M, 'Unearthed', Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, pp. 4 (2003) [Catalogue]

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2003Kunda M, 'White [Light] ', Niagra Galleries, Richmond, Melbourne, pp. 8 (2003) [Catalogue]

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2001Kunda M, ''Riddles' in Figure It: Recent Works by Julie Rrap, Sally Smart, Brigita Ozolins, Mary Scott and Justine Cooper', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 6 (2001) [Catalogue]

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2001Kunda M, 'Shadow Farm', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, pp. 5 (2001) [Catalogue]

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Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Kunda M, 'The Politics of Imperfection: The Critical Legacy of Surrealist Anticolonialism' (2010) [PhD]

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1997Kunda M, 'A Radical Act of Remembering' (1997) [Masters Research]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2021Moore R, Rudling E, Kunda M, Robin S, 'The casual staff who do 80% of undergrad teaching need more support here's a way unis can help', The Conversation, online, 7 September 2021 (2021) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Moore R; Rudling E; Robin S

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

2

Total funding

$101,220

Projects

The Shifting Locus of Artistic Practice: A Survey and Critical Analysis of Solo Exhibitions in Australian Public Galleries, 1970-2000 (2003 - 2005)$88,720
Funding
Australian Research Council ($88,720)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Holmes JH; Malpas J; Zika P; Judd C; Kunda M
Period
2003 - 2005
Grant Reference
LP0347324
A Survey and Critical Analysis of Solo Exhibitions in Australian Public Galleries 1975-2000 (2002)$12,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($12,500)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Holmes JH; Malpas J; Zika P; Kunda M
Year
2002

Research Supervision

Current

2

Completed

14

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDFurnishing Lesbian Identity - An Exploration of Lesbian Identity Expressed Through the Medium of Furniture2015
MastersRedefining the Regions: the case for a new public art in regional Australia2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDCruising Wonderland: Queer reparative aesthetics within scenographic photography
Candidate: Sean Anthony Coyle
2018
PhDOcculting the Screen: A methodology for manifesting agency through performative animation
Candidate: Sally Anne Rees
2018
PhDAgency in Garden Imagery: A painterly investigation into thresholds of otherness
Candidate: Penelope Louise Burnett
2018
PhDThe Suspension of Pictorial Equilibrium: Materialising mutability in the medium of paint
Candidate: Megan Walch
2017
PhDRogue Academy: Conservational art events as a means of institutional critique
Candidate: Fiona Marion Joy Lee
2016
MastersFamiliar Ground: Expressing post-diasporic Scottish identity through collage and print
Candidate: Roslyn Heather Meeker
2015
PhDConstructed Situations: Socialising a Sculptural Practice
Candidate: Jack Timothy Robins
2015
MastersA Sculptural Problem: The Measurement of Being
Candidate: Anthony Minton Johnson
2013
PhDThe Collaborative Curator; a Methodological Enquiry into Negotiated Mediation and Audience Participation
Candidate: Paula Adriana Goncalves Silva
2013
MastersThe Urge to Appropriate: Internalising Appropriation Through Hybrid Studio Practice
Candidate: Scott Denis Cotterell
2012
PhDTransformations of the Flesh; Rupturing Embodiment through Biological Technology
Candidate: Alicia Kathleen King
2009
MastersEnfolding Bodies: A Visual Investigation which Refigures the Relationship between Maternity and Form
Candidate: Kim Lesley Portlock
2007
MastersThe Sacred Tree: A Visual Investigation into the Tree as a Symbol of Life, Death and Regeneration
Candidate: Chantale Marie Madeleine Delrue
2006
MastersKaraoke: Creating an Intimate Connection Between Artist and Audience Through Popular Music, an Enquiry in Performance and Video
Candidate: Sally Anne Rees
2005