Past Season


Ripples of Wartime was specially commissioned by Brink to complement the stage production of Long Tan. Filmmaker Malcolm McKinnon presents stories from people impacted by the Vietnam War in a range of different ways. The exhibition presents first-hand stories, not only from military veterans but also from post-war Vietnamese migrants, anti-war campaigners, family members of conscripted veterans and medical practitioners who served in Vietnam. Together, they reflect the way in which the Vietnam War excited and divided public opinion. These diverse perspectives are considered and reflective. For a country still at war in a foreign land, they aim to be instructive and provocative too.

Ripples of Wartime is now archived in the Australian War Memorial Collection, in Canberra. and featured in the Memorial’s ‘After the War’ exhibition (2018-2019) and also Wartime Magazine in 2020.

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Malcolm McKinnon is an Australian artist, filmmaker 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. His films include the documentaries The Farmer’s CinemathequeMaking Dust and Seriously Singing.

We acknowledge that the land on which we live, and work is the  traditional land of the Kaurna people and pay our respects to their  Elders - past, present and future. Brink supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and enshrining a Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. 

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