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Artist Floor Talk: considered-uncontrollable

Join First Nations artist Brian McKinnon as he discusses his current exhibition, 'considered-uncontrollable’.

The floor talk will be followed by an opportunity to ask questions. 

To learn more about the exhibition, visit our considered-uncontrollable exhibition page. 

About the artist

Brian McKinnon (b.1957) is a Geelong-based artist and descendent of the Amungu and Wongai people of Western Australia. He creates powerful mixed media works that explore his ongoing campaign for Aboriginal rights and his childhood experiences growing up in Western Australia.

McKinnon grew up in a Geraldton fringe camp named Blood Alley at the foot of Mount Misery, and left home at the age of twelve to work along Western Australia’s coast wherever he could. These events are recorded throughout his work, in a type of bricolage or mosaic. McKinnon takes events and times from memory and places them in a circular conversation, rolling from one painting into the next, creating a fluent narrative.

Brian McKinnon is RMIT’s inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Pre-Doctoral Indigenous Fellow.

Accessibility information

Seating for the floor talk is available on request. Please let our friendly staff know if you would like a chair.

This program will be streamed on Instagram Live. A captioned recording of the event will made available on our Counihan Gallery Instagram channel

For more information about the accessibility of the Counihan Gallery venue, visit our Access and Inclusion page


Counihan Gallery
Phone: 03 9389 8622

Further information

For program updates you can follow the Counihan Gallery Instagram page. You can also go to the Counihan Gallery Facebook page.

This exhibition is in the Front Gallery.