Callum Morton

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Callum Morton has an expertise in public art and he has produced a number of significant public art works both nationally and internationally. He is the Director and founding member of the research lab Monash Art projects (MAP) who research and realise artist led public art projects across Australia.

His selected solo exhibitions include shows at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles (1999), Tommy Lund Gallery, Copenhagen (2000), Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, The National Gallery of Victoria @ Federation Square (2003),The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (2003), GOMA, Brisbane (2010) and at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2005).

Selected group shows include Face Up at the Hamburger Bahnhoff in Berlin (2003), Architypes at the Charles H Scott Gallery in Vancouver, Public/Private: The Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand, The Indian Triennial in New Delhi, India (2004), The 2nd Istanbul Pedestrians Exhibition in Istanbul (2005), Everywhere, The Busan Biennale in South Korea, High Tide: Currents in Contemporary Australian Art at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw Poland and Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania (2006), Archeology of Mind (2008), Malmandouml; Art Museum, Malmandouml;, Sweden, Kunsti Modernin, Taiteen Museo, Vaasa, Finland, Stardust (2009) at The Fundament Foundation in Tilburg, The Netherlands, and 21st Century: Art in the First Decade, GoMA, Queensland (2011).

In 2007 Morton was one of three artists to represent Australia at the Venice Biennale. In 2008 he completed the work Hotel on the Eastlink Freeway in Melbourne. In 2009 the pavilion Grotto, which he designed for the Fundament Foundation in the Netherlands, was opened. In 2010 Morton completed a major outdoor commission for the new premises of MUMA in Melbourne and in 2011 his work was the subject of a 20 year survey exhibition at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

MFA, RMIT; BFA, Victoria College, Melbourne.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Fine Art, Masters of Fine Art (MFA), Been There: the transformation of urban space and its effect on everyday life, RMIT University

4 Mar 199713 Jul 1999

Award Date: 13 Jul 1999

Research area keywords

  • fine art
  • contemporary art