CALLUM MORTON
Creating scale models of famous buildings and architectural monuments, Callum Morton
explores the intricacies of public and private life. Through the use of architectural design
in his sculptures, Morton examines how our homes and places of work actively inform and
shape our behaviour.  Animating his sculptures with sound and light, Morton proposes
that buildings are stages, and all life a sort of performance.  In his work he explores the
minutiae of human relationships, and how those relationships are intensified by the
spaces in which they take place.  

Callum Morton’s sculptures create narratives, but we only ever have access to part of the
story.  There are always unknown and unknowable elements in his work. The action in
Morton’s sculptures takes placed behind closed doors, behind drawn curtains; we always
arrive in the middle of the story.  Who is this man at the bottom of the well, and how did he
get there? Friend or foe? Is the man an innocent captive or a trapped beast?  Morton
seems to be offering us a gory or perverted spectacle, but actually, much of the spectacle
is implied rather than experience.

1983-85
Bachelor of Architecture, R.M.I.T, Melbourne
1986-88
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Victoria College, Melbourne
1996-99
Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture), RMIT, Melbourne.
1996-98
Lecturer in Photography, Media Arts Department, Deakin University.
1997
Visiting Instructor, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California
Artist in Residence, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
1997& 2001
Lecturer, Landscape Architecture, Melbourne University.
1997-2001
Lecturer, Sculpture Department, RMIT.
1997-2003
Lecturer, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.
2001 -2003
Lecturer Architecture Department, RMIT, Melbourne.
2004
Samstag Scholar at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.


Selected Solo Shows

2007
Australian Pavillion, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice
Tomorrowland, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Western Australia
2006
Piles, Pools and Projections, Rosyln Oxley9 Gallery,Sydney
Callum Morton: Babylonia, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
Mini Monuments, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Tomorrow Land: Callum Morton, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
2005
Babylonia, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria
2004
The Wishing Well, Gimpel Fils, London.
The Situationist, Statements Stand, Art Basel Miami Beach
2003
More Talk About Buildings and Mood, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Habitat, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne
2002
Gas and Fuel, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
The Big Sleep, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles
2001
Local +/or General, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
2000
Don’t Even Ask, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Malice in Blunderland Galleri Tommy Lund, Copenhagen,Denmark
1999
International Style, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
International Style, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles
1998
Lockout, CBD, Sydney
Cellar, First Floor, Melbourne
1997
something more, Teststrip, Auckland, New Zealand
now and then, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Strip, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne
1996
been there, Artspace, Sydney
1995
The Heights, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne
1994
Cul-de sac, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
Door Door, Room 32, Regents Court Hotel, Sydney
1993
Sanctuary, Critical Cities (Melbourne), Charles Street, Fitzroy,Melbourne
Office, Store 5, Melbourne
1992
View, Post West, Adelaide
Critical City, Adelaide
Window, Prahran Mission Shop, Melbourne
1991
A Dozen Real Fictions, Store 5, Maples Lane, Melbourne and
Charles William Gallery, R.M.I.T. Architecture Department, Melbourne
1989
Tonight the Ritz, Store 5, no 29, Maples Lane, Melbourne