Mr Simon Wilmot

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (International And Partnerships)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

simon.wilmot@deakin.edu.au
+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.

Units taught

ACF106

ACF201

ACF202

ACF705

Projects

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.

Publications

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2013

World within no more

S Wilmot

(2013), Bendigo, Victoria, J1

works
2012

Sisters of the sun

P West, S Wilmot

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, J1

works
2011

Flows and catchments

D Armstrong, P Carter, R Drummond, D Joseph, J Keane, B Warren, P West, C Williams, S Wilmot

(2011), Warrnambool, Vic., J2

works
2007

Documentary facts and lies

S Wilmot

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

journal

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

J Wills, C Long, J Sweet, S 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

conference
2001

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

G Andrewartha, S Wilmot

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

journal

Grants

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

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2005

Liam Boswell Ward

Thesis entitled: Documenting The Hidden - ¿Refugee A Recipe in Six Steps¿

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Associate Supervisor
2015

Trent Evan Griffiths

Thesis entitled: Documentary tensions and the Filmmaker in the Frame

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts

2003

Robert Vincs

Thesis entitled: African Heart, Eastern Mind: The Transcendent Experience through Improvised Music

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts