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 twenty 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.
TALKING SIDEWAYS - stories & conversations from Finniss Springs
A book of instructive stories from Finniss Springs, once the site of an Aboriginal mission in the far-north of South Australia.
Written and developed with Reg Dodd.
To be published by University of Queensland Press, March 2019
For info see here
A foray into the psycho-geography of a particular block in Melbourne’s central business district, developed in collaboration with Melbourne History Workshop.
An exhibition about conflict on the pastoral frontier in colonial South Australia, developing as a collaborative project for the South Australian Museum.