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TCotA Forum - Colin Langridge


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

15 May 2015 12:30 pm

End Date

15 May 2015 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

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Colin Langridge's art practice is varied but predominately reflects his interest in Ontology and how artworks can reveal aspects of Being that are not usually noticed. Through his artworks he especially pursues the relationship between knowledge and indeterminacy. Though he has explored other artistic strategies he is best known for coopered wooden vessels that sit somewhere between the organic and the manufactured. Recently he has extended the coopering technique by using other materials such as polystyrene and rubber.

From WA and active in Tasmania since 2000, he has exhibited nationally and internationally. Colin researched ontological questions regarding sculpture through an MA and a PhD at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart where he has taught on a casual basis in the Sculpture Department since 2005. He has won several awards – notably the Rosamund McCulloch studio residency in Paris, the Australia Council Residency in Rome and the City of Hobart Art Prize in 2011. Colin has also completed several public art commissions and his work is held in private, public and international collections. He is represented by Colville Gallery in Hobart.

In his Art Forum presentation Colin will provide an overview of the development of his art practice since arriving in Tasmania in 2000, focusing on how technical and theoretical insights have impacted on the form of his artwork. He will then focus on his experiences using polystyrene and rubber for his most recent exhibition at Devonport Regional Gallery in 2014 and new work for his next exhibition at Colville Gallery in June 2015.

image credit: Colin Langridge, work in progress, 2015

TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.