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Sunday, February 22, 2015


(Anthony Morton, untitled, enamel, oil and spray paint on canvas)

Outpost by Anthony Morton is a painting exhibitions currently running in the Main Gallery of artSPACE durban.

In this body of work a long-standing interest in the dynamic relationship between South African landscape and urban youth culture unfolds.

Anthony Morton has recently finished his BFA at Rhodes University in which he majored in painting. Morton was brought up going on hikes in the Drakensberg with his father which later gave birth to his thinking about how memory and nostalgia constitute one’s ideals of generic landscape painting of South African nature scenes. Morton is preparing to spend this year drawing in Beijing as well as researching traditional Chinese print.

The work references the lineage of Land Art, which includes Bushman art, the idealistic, uninhabited, ready-to-conquer landscapes of Piet Pierneef, the Grahamstown group lead by Noel Hodnett, Gerard Sekoto, and, also, European movements inspired by primitivist aesthetics.

Anthony Morton will conduct a walkabout on February 28 at 11h00.

Outpost runs until March 7 at 14h00. artSPACE durban is situated at 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Road) close to the Waste Centre. More information on 031 312 0793 or visit or