1950, Sydney, Australia. Warren Langley has over 30 years experience in public artworks. These works have often used glass and light as principle materials. The works are invariably site specific. They provide a visual and intellectual response to their locations and often embrace the boundaries between art, architecture and engineering.
Langley has achieved international recognition for large scale works using glass and light as preferred materials. Most recently, in a spectacular extrapolation of the properties of these mediums, he has used large bodies of water and other landscape components in conjunction with remote source lighting technology to create a series of large scale light sculptures loosely titled light and landscape. Integrations of these lightworks with the built environment have occurred by way of a number of large, architectural scale projects including those for the French Ministry of Culture in Amiens, France, The Centre of Contemporary Art, Tacoma USA, Docklands in Melbourne and the huge pixel column recently installed for the Midland Redevelopment Authority in Perth. In 2010 following projects to create light-artworks for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Village and the World Expo in Shanghai, a major light sculpture has been created for the City of Sydney CBD. He is currently involved in the construction of an iconic 23m high tower of glass and light for the Australian national capital, Canberra. Elsewhere, the light and landscape installations have taken place in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Amsterdam, Scotland, Canada and the USA. In 2003 the Australia Council for the Arts funded a number of these light installations to be created in the Central Australian desert. In 1996 he was awarded a Fellowship by the Australia Council for the Arts. …Read More
Education 1972 BSc (Hons) University of Sydney 1972-78 Glass Studies Australia, UK, USA Exhibitions Solo and group exhibitions throughout Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg and New Zealand
Recent Public Art Commissions Sydney City Council Australian Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo Vancouver Winter Olympic Village Midland Redevelopment Authority, Perth, Australia New Acton, Canberra, Australia Manningham City Council, Melbourne, Australia Commonwealth Law Courts, Adelaide Docklands precinct, Melbourne, Australia Aurora Tower, Brisbane, Australia Museum of Glass, Tacoma WA, USA Bourke Place, Melbourne, Australia 500 Collins St. Melbourne, Australia Mt Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia University of Canberra Australian Service Nurses War Memorial, Canberra (with Robin Moorhouse and Monumental Design) ANZAC War Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney Australian Parliament House, Canberra, Australia Maison de la Culture, Amiens, France Mosman Swim Centre, Sydney, Australia Darling Harbour Project, Sydney, Australia John Oxley Memorial Sculpture, Brisbane, Australia Regent Hotel, Melbourne, Australia Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Authority, Cooma, Australia. Dow Chemical Corporation, Sydney, Australia ANA House, Sydney, Australia Mayfair Building, Sydney, Australia Shortland County Council, Newcastle, Australia Joint Coal Board, Singleton, Australia Girvan Corporation, Sydney, Australia St Stephens Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia Reserve Bank Training Facility, North Sydney, Australia Clemenger Building, Sydney, Australia Peat Marwick Building, Melbourne, Australia Novotel International Hotel, Sydney, Australia Pacific Fair, Southport, Australia Overseas Telecommunications Building, Sydney, Australia ANA International Hotel, Sydney, Australia Northern Territory Houses of Parliament, Darwin, Australia The Dame Joan Sutherland Centre, Sydney, Australia International Airport Terminal, Brisbane, Australia Manly Library, Sydney, Australia Childrens Hospital, Sydney, Australia Sinochem Building, Beijing, China Majestic Centre, Wellington, New Zealand Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
Collections Australian National Gallery, Canberra Musee des Artes Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA Yokohama City Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan Musee du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France C.I.R.V.A. Marseilles, France Ebeltoft Museum, Denmark Glass Museum, Marinha Grande, Portugal Toyama Art Museum, Japan Natonal Gallery of Victoria Art Gallery of Western Australia Art Gallery of South Australia Art Gallery of Queensland Art Gallery of Northern Territory Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Hobart Art Gallery, Tasmania Victorian Ministry of the Arts, Permanent Collection Artbank, Federal Government Art Lending Body, Australia Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, Australia Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Australia Manly Regional Art Gallery Canberra College of Advanced Education, Permanent Collection Warringah Shire Council Collection Latrobe Valley Art Centre, Tasmania Chisolm Institute, Permanent Collection, Victoria, Australia. NSW Premiers Collection, Quong Dong Province, China National Australia Bank Collection, Melbourne, Australia Rural and Industrial Bank Collection, Perth, Western Australia Safeco Corporation Public Collection, USA Ernst and Young Collection, Perth, Western Australia Toho Corporation Public Collection, Japan ,…Read More