These artworks are representative of Fine Art student William Langridge’s study at the Queensland College of Art over 2019/2020.
His work spans jewellery and small object making, studio drawing, craft and woodworking and he often explores themes of religion, identity, and myth.
William cites QCA faculty, Elizabeth Shaw, Claire Poppi, Matthew Neale, Bill Platz, Kelly O'Dempsey and Jenny Burgess as influences.
“For me, learning how to make or do something is as much a part of the process as creating art is. This means I make drawings on paper and in sheet metal, as well small sculpture and wearable objects. It’s a little bit like finding a way to stop time, or manifesting a piece of knowledge in front of you. I will often use Christian imagery and symbols in my work because as a Christian they fascinate me. We all keep information and different histories and skills alive in some way shape or form; I just like trying to make them fit onto a sheet of paper.”
Image (right) William Langridge working in his home studio. Photograph by Louis Lim.
#QCAatHome Q&A with Fine Art student William Langridge
QCA at Home is a new open-call initiative that aims to explore what can be created beyond our gallery walls and studios. We invited our students and alumni to present what they are working on while at home. The project aims to bridge the current physical distances through making, sharing and connecting. Follow the #QCAatHome hashtag to see more.