Callum Morton 'Ghost World'
Jun 2010 -
The Children's Art Centre presents a large-scale installation by Australian artist Callum Morton. Directly inspired by the artist's ongoing interest in architecture and art, Morton transformed the Park Level of the Children Art Centre into an unexpected street scene, featuring a series of building facades similar to sets built for movies and television shows. Children are invited to venture up and down the street and explore what lay beyond the exterior walls.
"I wanted to build a forgotten fantasy town for kids with a main street lined with shops, a bank and a museum. But unlike the familiar idea of a ghost town often played out in theme park 'worlds', the abandoned buildings in this town are more modern than older looking…When country towns are abandoned, they take on another quality. The patina of time gives them a sadness that I am drawn to." Callum Morton