Callum Morton

b.1965

Monument #15

  • Purchased 2013
  • Forton, acrylic paint, varnish
  • 150 x 285 x 147mm
  • 2013/085
  • 2008

Australian artist Callum Morton is renowned for works that recast structures and building materials as repositories for human dreams and memories. Here, modern architecture’s humblest unit – the cinder-block – receives a rainbow paint-job that confuses and complicates its purpose. Are these the building blocks of a brighter future or the wistful relics of a destroyed utopia?

(Unseen: The Changing Collection, 18 December 2015 – 19 June 2016)