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Michael McMillan by Franklyn Rogers

Editorial team member

Michael McMillan is a London-based writer, playwright, artist/curator and academic, who is best known for his critically acclaimed installation-based exhibition, The West Indian Front Room, which was a successful exhibition (2005-06) at the Museum of the Home (then the Geffrye Museum) and now a permanent feature from 2021, along with his triptych film installation Waiting for myself to appear. The Front Room has been iterated internationally in the Netherlands, Curacao, Johannesburg and France, was part of Life Between Islands at Tate Britain (2021-22), inspired the BBC4 documentary Tales from the Front Room (2007), and his book The Front Room: Migrant Aesthetics in the Home (2009), which will have a revised edition published in 2022. His plays include On Duty, which was a drama/documentary for Channel 4’s Eleventh Hour series (1984), and his 2001 BBC Radio Drama, Blood for Britain, about Dr Charles Drew, was 5 nominated for a Diversity Media award. His multi-media anthology Sonic Vibrations: Sound systems, lovers rock and dub is published as a guest edition on the WritersMosaic website. He is currently an associate lecturer in Cultural & Historical Studies at London College of Fashion (UAL) and research associate with VIAD at University of Johannesburg.