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Kieran KNOX



Kieran Knox b. 1956 – d. c. 2012 . Also known as Feral Sound. Artist (Sound Artist). Kieran was an active participant of the 1980s Qld ARI field and independent media including 4ZZZ.


Born in Dalby on the Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia on September 17, 1956.


Archive Copy – located here:

“After a few torturous years at Downlands College in Toowoomba, I finished my schooling at Dalby State High. Then it was off to uni at what was then called the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education. This is now the University of Southern Queensland. I finished up there in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Media).

Most of my work experience has been in film, tv and radio. Check out my resume.

Work has taken me around quite a bit. I’ve travelled around most of Australia,
as well as Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Fiji and New Zealand.

For the last few years, I’ve based myself on the Sunshine Coast.
The climate is great, the air clean and I just love being near the beach.

I have three gorgeous children – Trudi and Frida in Brisbane and Ruben in Lismore.

My interests include music, reading, computer technology, crosswords and chooks”

Art Practice Keywords:

Artist, Audio Art, Performance

Artist Role Keywords:

Sound Artist

Collaboration/ Collaborator names Keywords:


4ZZZ Public Radio, That Contemporary Art Space, Nicholas Zurbrugg, Michelle Andringa, Virginia Barratt, Adam Boyd, John Mills National




Various Private Collections





Bachelor of Arts (Journalism & Media), USQ, 1980
Certificate (Cottage Construction), Ithaca TAFE, 1990
Certificate (Organic Gardening), Ithaca Tafe, 1991

Australian Film Institue, Nomination for Best Achievement in Sound (Documentary), 1987
“Captive Audience”, Audio Cassette, 50mins, 1986
“An Eye for Detail”, Audio Cassette, 18mins, 1987
“Pitfall in the Dark”, Audio Cassette, 60mins, 1988
“The Wolf”, Audio Cassette, 25mins, 1988
“Murder Is Clearly Illegal”, Audio & Video Cassette, 20mins, 1989
“And You Want Me To See A Psychiatrist?”, Audio Cassette, 18mins, 1990
“A Soldier Returns” written by Terry Burstall, UQPress, 1990, Stills Photography
“The House That Brisbane Built”, Audio, 72mins, Video, 26mins, 1992

Publications & Recordings

Work Experience



1981- 97 Freelance Location Film Sound Recordist, Radio Producer,
Theatre Sound Designer and Operator, Musician,
Audio Production Consultant
(Various Queensland Government Departments, Production Houses and
Independent Production Companies, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Youth
Service, Access Arts, 4ZZZ, 4EB, Radio National, 3CR, 2NCR, BAY FM,
SBS-TV, La Boite Theatre, ACTU, Commonwealth Aids Education &
Prevention Program)

1982 – 85 Sound Recordist and Cinecamera Assistant, ABC-TV, Toowong

1986 – 88 Production Co-ordinator, 4ZZZ-FM, Brisbane

1988 – 97 Volunteer On-Air Presentation, 4ZZZ, 4AAA, 2NCR, Bay FM

1994 Tutor, Film Sound, QUT, Brisbane

1994 – 95 Audio Demonstrator, Queensland College of Art, Morningside

1994 – 96 Production Trainer, 4AAA, Brisbane