Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Jenni Munday

Artist’s statement

Research Overview

Jenni has been creating works in the Visual and Performing Arts for many years.  She is known for her innovative performances in spaces other than theatres, several of which have had successful Australian productions, including Tom’s Women, by Geoffrey Sykes, which toured regional Victoria and New South Wales and was well reviewed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.

She has also worked overseas with Flush Ink Productions in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, on site-specific works, and has had a residency with the American Place Theatre Company in New York, who specialise in adapting novels for live performance.

In regional New South Wales and Victoria she has been commissioned to create several visual works, including:

*Devil Grin: digital photograph, poem and soundscape included in the travelling exhibition Cargo.

*Multimedia work to illustrate a chapter in Murray Time, a progressive novel http://letaopress.tripod.com/MurrayTime/MurrayTime.html

*Heart of art installation in Albury shopfront;

*High and dry, ephemeral artwork with Ken Raff as part of …such fertile ground… https://hubcapproductions.com.au/selected-projects/

During 2020 Jenni was part of the curation team for the exhibition Collections from the Asylum at the Albury Library Museum, which included two artworks in response to the research data: Mad Sad Washing, and Postcards from the Asylum II: https://www.alburycity.nsw.gov.au/leisure/museum-and-libraries/exhibitions/virtual-tours/collections-from-the-asylum

She also launched a podcast series called Centre Stage for the International Centre for Women Playwrights: https://womenplaywrights.org/news