Green Screen
  • Callum McGrath, 'River Torrens', 2017. Single projection, 4:56min


Green Screen

Callum McGrath: River Torrens

13 March–24 March 201813 Mar–24 Mar 2018

IMA Screening Room


Callum McGrath’s River Torrens, was filmed on the banks of the Torrens River in Adelaide, at the exact site where gay academic Dr George Duncan was murdered in 1972. Duncan’s alleged murder by three police officers—who were never charged—was a catalyst for homosexual law reform in Australia. McGrath uses his work to mediate his cultural inheritance of homosexual male narratives, River Torrens operates as a sombre reflection on the history of queer experience.

The IMA is pleased to present River Torrens as part of the 2018 Green Screen program. Presented in partnership with the Queensland Film Festival, the IMA’s Green Screen project focusses on presenting moving image works with a connection to Queensland.

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