Mr Simon Wilmot



Senior Lecturer in Screen and Design


Faculty of Arts and Education


SCCA Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University, 1984
Master of Arts, La Trobe University, 2000

+61 3 925 17665

Research interests

Simon is currently interested in making films about processes of memory and imagination in the construction of identity and a sense of belonging.
From 2003 to 2005 he produced, filmed and edited a documentary feature, 'Kotla Walks, performing locality.' The film engages with metropolitan meanings in India through wandering the streets, footpaths, courtyards, bedrooms and sitting rooms of the urban village of Kotla Mubarakpur. Through focusing on the family of Sarita and Raman Bhardwaj, their friends, and, neighbours, it explores the ways in which the texture of urban spaces in woven into ideas of belonging, intimacy, friendship, ambition, and the desire to be here but also somewhere else. In the process, it constitutes locality as a series of performances.
In 2012 he completed 'Sisters of the Sun' a film about the flows of time, language and culture on the volcanic plains of Western Victoria

Teaching interests

Simon teaches film production and is the Course Co-ordinator of the Masters of Digital Film. He also runs international study experiences for film students such as study tours to India and the USA and opportunities for students to make films in international contexts.


Simon is currently working on several projects. These include: 'Lamalama Short', a collection of short documentaries about an Australian indigenous community's use of material collected about them in the 1920s, to remember the past and imagine a future. The project is funded through an ARC Linkage Grant.
'Reawakenings', a documentary about the reclamation and revival of the South Western Victorian Aboriginal languages.


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World within no more

Mr Simon Wilmot

(2013), Bendigo, Victoria, J1


Sisters of the sun

Dr Patrick West, Mr Simon Wilmot

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, J1


Flows and catchments

Mr Daniel Armstrong, Prof Paul Carter, Ms Rozalind Drummond, A/Prof Dawn Joseph, A/Prof Jondi Keane, Dr Brad Warren, Dr Patrick West, Christopher Williams, Mr Simon Wilmot

(2011), Warrnambool, Vic., J2


Documentary facts and lies

Mr Simon Wilmot

(2007), pp. 1-7, Double dialogues, Canterbury, Vic., C1


Transformative learning in the hidden city : writing an interpretation plan at the Viengxai Field School in Northern Laos

Jo Wills, Dr Colin Long, Dr Jonathan Sweet, Mr Simon Wilmot

(2007), pp. 1-12, ICOMOS 2007 : Extreme heritage : ICOMOS conference held at James Cook University, Cairns, 19-21 July 2007, Cairns, Qld., E1-1


Can multimedia meet tertiary educational needs better than the conventional lecture? A case study

Geoff Andrewartha, Mr Simon Wilmot

(2001), Vol. 17, pp. 1-20, Australasian journal of educational technology, Como, W.A., C1



Australian Competitive Grants

Oral tradition, memory and social change: Indigenous participation in the curation and use of museum collections.

Dr Diane Hafner, EM/Prof Bruce Rigsby, Ms Lindy Allen, Ms Rosemary Wrench, Mr Simon Wilmot

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1

  • 2008: $16,151
  • 2007: $9,120
  • 2006: $4,422


Data will be available in 2017