Kathryn Hardy Bernal

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Senior Lecturer - Fashion

Phone: (09) 921 9999 x 8144

Email: kathryn.hardybernal@aut.ac.nz

Postal Address:
School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

2011: MPhil (hons, first class), Master of Philosophy Honours. Awarded by AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hardy Bernal, K. A. (2011). The Lolita complex: A Japanese fashion subculture and its paradoxes. Master of Philosophy thesis, AUT University, Auckland.
Supervisors: Dr Jan Hamon and Dr Richard Griffiths: http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10292/2448/HardyBernalKA2.pdf?sequence=3

2003: BArtTh (hons), Bachelor of Art Theory Honours. Awarded by the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Hardy Bernal, K. A. (2003). 'More like a work of art than of nature': The peacock feather and the aesthetes, or a symbol of beautiful design in Victorian and fin-de-siecle fine, applied and decorative arts. Unpublished Design History & Theory Research Project dissertation, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Supervisor: Dr Arianne Rourke.

Hardy Bernal, K. A. (2002). The Lady of Shalott: A mediaeval romance in nineteenth-century and fin-de-siecle art and literature. Unpublished Bachelor of Art Theory Honours thesis, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Supervisor: Dr Alan Krell.

Roles within AUT University:

Fashion Theory Coordinator
Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies

Previous Employment:

2010: AD10 Art + Design Festival Exhibitions Coordinator (Fashion/Textiles for Fashion/Costume), for the School of Art and Design, AUT University

2007: Guest Curator, for Auckland War Memorial Museum

2003 – 2006: Casual Academic - Part-time lecturer/tutor in Art and Design History and Theory, for the School of Art History and Theory, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

Awards:

2001: Recipient of the Jamie Jenkins Award for Art Theory (UNSW).

Research Interests:

Kathryn Hardy Bernal's research background is in art, design and literature of the Victorian period, with an emphasis on Gothic Revivalism, Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, Japonisme, Art Nouveau, and Mourning. Her current focus is on cross-cultural engagements between Neo-Gothicism and contemporary Japanese subcultures.

Kathryn's publications are connected with her completed MPhil thesis, which centred on conflicting ideologies pertaining to the Japanese Gothic & Lolita movement.

Selected Publications:

Hardy Bernal, K. A. (2012). Japanese Lolita: Challenging sexualized style and the little-girl look. In S. Tarrant and M. Jolles (Eds.). Fashion talks: Undressing the power of style (pp. 117 - 132). New York: State University of New York Press:
http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5364-fashion-talks.aspx

Chuang, B. K. Y., & Hardy Bernal, K. A. (November 2008). Loli-Pop in Auckland: Engaging Asian communities and audiences through the museum. Sites: A journal of social anthropology and cultural studies, 5(2), 81 - 110:
http://aut.researchgateway.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10292/1951/PUBLISHED_Version_Sites_Vol5_No2_2008_Chuang_HardyBernal.pdf?sequence=2

Hardy Bernal, K. (2007, Spring). Lolita in Japan: An innocent goth. MQ (Museum Quarterly): The quarterly magazine of Auckland War Memorial Museum (112), 33.

Invited Academic Guest Blog:

Hardy Bernal, K. (2009). Guest Blog. In G. Byron (Ed.). The Gothic Imagination. Stirling: University of Stirling:
http://www.gothic.stir.ac.uk/category/guestblog/ms-kathryn-hardy-bernal/

Hardy Bernal, K. (September 21, 2009). Loli-Pop: A Personal View. In G. Byron (Ed.). The Gothic Imagination. Stirling: University of Stirling:
http://www.gothic.stir.ac.uk/guestblog/lolipop-a-personal-view/

Hardy Bernal, K. (September 1, 2009). Novala Takemoto's Shimotsuma Monogatari: Kamikaze Girls and the Japanese Lolita. In G. Byron (Ed.). The Gothic Imagination. Stirling: University of Stirling:
http://www.gothic.stir.ac.uk/guestblog/novala-takemotos-shimotsuma-monogatari-kamikaze-girls-and-the-japanese-lolita/

Conference Presentations:

Hardy Bernal, K. A. (April 2012). Eiko Ishioka and the Orientalisation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Conference paper presented for Gothic Transformations: The Bram Stoker Centenary Conference, The University of Hull, Hull, England.

Hardy Bernal, K. A. (July 2011). Confronting the hegemony: The "Lolita Complex", a Japanese fashion subculture and its paradoxes. Conference paper presented for the 2nd Annual PopCAANZ Conference, The Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hardy Bernal, K. A. (July 2009). From Prey to Predator: Re-imag[in]ing the Lolita in Japanese shôjo Gothic fiction. Conference paper presented for the Ninth Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association (IGA): Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England.

Hardy Bernal, K. A., & Chuang, B. K. Y. (2008, December 6). A Museological Engagement with Asian and Youth Communities in Auckland: Loli-Pop: A downtown Auckland view on Japanese street fashion. Conference paper presented for the AAANZ (Art Association of Australia and New Zealand) Annual Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Hardy Bernal, K. (2007, November 24). The Gothic Lolita: A living doll. Conference paper presented for the 17th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Link to online publication of abstract:
http://www.nzasia.org.nz/downloads/abstracts.pdf

Hardy Bernal, K. (2007, May 27). Kamikaze Girls and Loli-Goths. Conference paper presented for the Fashion in Fiction Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Link to online publication of abstract:
http://www.utsydney.cn/dab/conferences/fashion-in-fiction/abstracts-fashion-in-fiction.doc

Public Lectures:

Hardy Bernal, K. (2011, May 8). Revolution and Revivalism: 1965 - 1975. Lecture presented in association with the exhibition, Local Revolutionaries: Art and Change, 1965 - 1986, at Auckland Art Gallery.

Hardy Bernal, K. (2007, October 31). The Gothic Lolita: A living doll. Lecture presented in association with the exhibition, Loli-Pop: A downtown Auckland view on Japanese street fashion, at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Hardy Bernal, K. (2007, September 2 & May 6). The Cult of Death: Victorian medievalism and mourning. Lecture presented in association with the exhibition, Passion and Politics: Two centuries of British art, at Auckland Art Gallery.

Hardy Bernal, K. (2007, August 19). Aestheticism and Artistic Dress. Lecture presented in association with the exhibition, Passion and Politics: Two centuries of British art, at Auckland Art Gallery.

Exhibitions/Curatorial:

2007: Loli-Pop: A downtown Auckland view on Japanese street fashion
Curated by Kathryn Hardy Bernal (primary researcher, text-writer, designer, and lender), in association with Bevan Chuang, for Auckland War Memorial Museum (September 15 - November 26).
Artists/Designers: Kathryn Hardy Bernal, Angie Finn, Lize Niemczyk, Yvonne Stewart, Gabriella Trussardi, Carmel Donnelly, and Bevan Chuang. Link to website:
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/405/loli-pop

1999: Legendary Journeys 

Curated by Kathryn Bernal (primary researcher, exhibition essay-writer), in association with Nick Vickers (Sydney University), for the Greek Festival of Sydney, at Kudos Gallery, Sydney (March 16 - 27).
Artists: Craig Judd, Margaret Snowdon, Wendy Sharpe, and Tim Schultz.

Media/Interviews

2007: Asia Downunder, TVNZ
Kathryn Hardy Bernal and Bevan Chuang interviewed for a televised segment on the Loli-Pop exhibition (broadcast October 21).

Afternoons with Jim Mora, Radio NZ
Asian Report with Suzanne Schockmann: 'Loli-Pop' is the name of an exhibition on now at the Auckland Museum. Kathryn Hardy Bernal interviewed by Suzanne Schockmann in regard to the Loli-Pop exhibition for Radio New Zealand (broadcast October 23).