Danny Lane

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This article is about the sculptor. For the musician, see Danny Lane (musician).

Danny Lane (born 1955) is a sculptor associated with public art in the United Kingdom. His works include "Opening Line" at Gateshead Interchange,[1] the glass balustrade on the staircase and mezzanine of the main gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum,[2] "Ellipsis Eclipses" at The Gate, Newcastle[3] costing £163,000,[4] "Child of Family" by the Civic Centre, Southampton[5] and "Assembly Field" outside the National Assembly for Wales.[6] Te Rongo Kirkwood cites him as an influence.[7]

He was born in Urbana, Illinois, studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, then the Central School of Art. He is now based in London.[8] The Times described him as "one of the most commissioned artists in the world, responsible for monumental fountains, theatrically reeling walls and fantastic stairways, all in glass".[9] In The Independent, Jonathan Glancey wrote "Once 'a head-banging bad boy', Danny Lane is a master of form and light".[10]


Works by Danny Lane
"Assembly Field" by Danny Lane
"Ellipsis Eclipses" is the vertical object towards the centre of this photograph 
"Child of Family" in Havelock Road by the Civic Centre 
"Assembly Field" - a wind hedge at the Senedd, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales 


  1. ^ "Opening Line - Danny Lane (2004)". Gateshead Council. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Anon (n.d.). "Balustrade". Victoria and Albert Museum. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Anon (2005). "The Gate: Ellipsis Eclipses". Commissions North. Archived from the original on 11 Oct 2008. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Dan Warburton (December 31, 2011). "Club Director Fined After Advertising Stunt At Tyneside Artwork". The Journal (Newcastle). 
  5. ^ Public Art Department (2004). "Southampton Public Art Strategy" (PDF). Southampton City Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Cox, Peter (29 March 2011). "Public art in Cardiff". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  7. ^ George, Linda (n.d.). "Te Rongo Kirkwood". Toi Māori Aotearoa. Archived from the original on 20 July 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Anon (n.d.). "Danny Lane". Cass Sculpture Foundation. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Alison Beckett (June 5, 2001). "A touch of class with glass". The Times. 
  10. ^ Jonathan Glancey (July 16, 1994). "An artist emerging from the shadows; Once 'a head-banging bad boy', Danny Lane is a master of form and light, says Jonathan Glancey". The Independent.