Peter Randall-Page

Peter Randall-Page RA (born 1954) is a British artist and sculptor. He studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973–77. He is best known for his stone sculpture work, inspired by geometric patterns in nature.[1] In his words "geometry is the theme on which nature plays her infinite variations, fundamental mathematical principle become a kind of pattern book from which nature constructs the most complex and sophisticated structures".[2][3]

Peter Randall-Page
SEED
Seed
Born Peter Randall-Page
2 July 1954 (age 63)
Essex, England
Nationality English
Education Bath Academy of Art
Known for Sculptor, Printer, Drawer
Awards Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship (1980), Honorary Doctorate of Art, University of Plymouth (1999), 2006 Marsh Award for Public Sculpture

Biography

Peter Randall-Page's work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the world including Japan, South Korea, Australia, United States, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands. A selection of his public sculptures can be found in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol and Newbury[4] and he is represented in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery[5] and the British Museum.[6]

In 1999, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Plymouth and from 2002 to 2005 was an Associate Research Fellow at Dartington College of Arts.[7] He was a member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre (The Core) at the Eden Project in Cornwall, influencing the overall design of the building and incorporating an enormous granite sculpture (‘Seed’) at its heart.[8][9]

Randall-Page was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2015 and is referred to as a Royal Academician allowing the use of RA after his name.[10]

Public collections

Walking the dog installation
"Walking the dog" at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
  • Arnolfini Collection Trust, Bristol
  • The British Council.
  • The British Embassy, Dublin
  • The British Museum
  • Bughley Sculpture Garden
  • Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
  • The Contemporary Art Society, London
  • The Creasy Collection of Contemporary Art, Salisbury
  • Derby Arboretum
  • Leeds City Art Galleries
  • Lincoln City Council
  • Milton Keynes Community NHS Trust
  • The National Trust Foundation for Art
  • Nottinghamshire City Council
  • University of Nottingham
  • Prior’s Court School for Autistic Children, Thatcham
  • University of Tasmania
  • Tate Collection; 'Where the Bee Sucks'(1991)[11]
  • Ulster Museum, Belfast
  • Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire County Council
  • University of Warwick, Coventry
  • West Kent College, Tonbridge
  • The Eden Centre, Cornwall

Portrait of Randall-Page

The National Portrait Gallery collection has a 2003 bromide print of Randall-Page.[12]

Further reading

  • London Art and Artists Guide 10th edition, Heather Waddell
  • Sculpture in 20th-century Britain, Henry Moore Institute 2003
  • Reviews Artists and Public Space, Black Dog Publishing 2005

References

  1. ^ "Sculptor inspired by nature". BBC Devon. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  2. ^ "About the artist". Peter Randall-Page. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ Warner, Marina (3 July 2009). "Marina Warner on Peter Randall-Page's atmospheric sculptures". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "Public Commissions - sculpture & architectural works". Peter Randall-Page. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Peter Randall-Page". Tate. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Collection online - Peter Randall-Page". British Museum. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Biography". Peter Randall-Page. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Seed sculpture by Peter Randall-Page". Eden Project. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  9. ^ Randall-Page, Peter (2006). "Collaboration on the Integration of Sculpture and Architecture in the Eden Project" (PDF). Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Peter Randall-Page". Royal Academy of Arts. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  11. ^ "'Where the Bee Sucks', Peter Randall-Page, 1991". Tate. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  12. ^ "NPG x126708; Peter Randall-Page - Large Image - National Portrait Gallery". Npg.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-22.

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