MAURA EDMOND is an academic, a writer and an amateur gardener. Her writing on art and culture has been published in New Media and Society, Television and New Media, Art and Australia, Un, Eyeline, Artlink and elsewhere.
In 2012 and 2013 she was section editor and lead writer for the Arts and Museum pages of Melbourne’s Time Out magazine. Since 2013 she has run Primer a website and e-newsletter profiling Melbourne artists and exhibitions.
Maura was awarded her PhD from Melbourne University’s School of Culture and Communication and is currently a Research Fellow in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. Her research examines the history of screen and media art, with a particular focus on the intersection of art, music and visual media.
Most recently she has been exploring the history of Australian underground culture, from the 1980s to today, as part of an ARC discovery project titled ‘Fringe to Famous’. In 2016 Maura and a fellow-green-thumb are launching a new writing project, which will explore the more avant-garde aspects of domestic gardening.