Malcolm McKinnon is an Australian artist, filmmaker, curator and ghost-wrangler working mainly in the realms of social history and digital media. He has an abiding interest in the surprising labyrinths of living memory and the peculiar beauty of local vernacular. Over the past thirty years his work has encompassed documentary filmmaking, oral history, urban planning, public and community art projects, critical writing and exhibitions. (Sometimes he also makes paintings and drawings.) Much of his work is produced with and for rural and regional communities.
A film and related exhibition exploring legacies of violence from Australia’s pastoral frontier, developing as a collaborative project with Jared Thomas for ABC TV and for the South Australian Museum.
Exploring the repatriation of a colonial collection of Aboriginal artefacts to their traditional owners.
A project for the Burke Museum in Beechworth, Victoria.