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.
CLOSE TO THE BONE
A film and related exhibition exploring legacies of violence from Australia’s pastoral frontier, developing as a collaborative project with Jared Thomas and others for ABC TV and the South Australian Museum.
A radio documentary for ABC Radio National about the history and contemporary practice of poetry and song in west coast Tasmanian mining communities, developing in collaboration with Annie Venables and Richard Wolfe.
SWANSTON & FLINDERS
A short film exploring the history and significance of Melbourne's most famous site, developed with Prof. Andrew May (Melbourne History Workshop at University of Melbourne).
To be presented within an exhibition at City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall, in 2021
© Malcolm McKinnon, 2019