Callum Morton | Valhalla

Callum Morton | ValhallaCallum Morton | Valhalla

This is a permanent outdoor installation

Callum Morton's awe inspiring installation Valhalla has been given a permanent home at TarraWarra Museum of Art.

Originally created for the 52nd Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) in 2007, the work has been installed at the entrance to the TarraWarra grounds, sitting resplendently on the crest of a hill, greeting visitors as they arrive.

When viewed from the outside, Valhalla appears as an apocalyptic folly set in an idyllic landscape. By contrast, inside the work is a pristine, anxious and unexpected space.

Originally conceived in the wake of the destruction of Afghanistan, Valhalla is a three-quarter scale remake of Morton's childhood home in ruin - collapsing the artist's own personal history with our collective history.

Entry to Valhalla is free during TarraWarra Museum of Art's regular opening hours.

Visitors please note, Valhalla will at times include lighting and smoke effects. Please contact Museum reception during opening hours regarding access requirements or any other queries.

Visit Valhalla at the below times for a chance to see the work's smoke effects*:


Sunday 25 February 11am

Sunday 4 March 11am

Sunday 18 March 11am

Further dates to be published for 2018.

* Please note, smoke effects cannot be activated on total fire ban days and during inclement weather.

This is a permanent outdoor installation


Callum Morton Valhalla 2007 (detail)
steel, polystyrene, epoxy resin, silicon, marble, glass,
wood, acrylic paint, lights, sound, motor, smoke.
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection. Acquired 2016.


Clement Meadmore
Awakening 1968
Cor-ten steel
TarraWarra Museum of Art collection
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gift Program by The Julliard Group 2012
'Meadmore Sculptures, LLC/VAGA.
Licensed by Viscopy, 2017

When & Where

Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Times: 11am - 5pm

Venue || Location

 TarraWarra Museum of Art  Events 2 Events
⊜ 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road Healesville | Map
TarraWarra Museum of Art311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville, , 3777
✆ Event: +61 3 5962 3311 | Venue: 1800 679 278 | +61 3 5962 3311

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