Peter Randall-Page

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Peter Randall-Page
SEED.jpg
Seed
Born Peter Randall-Page
(1954-07-02) July 2, 1954 (age 60)
Essex, England
Nationality English
Education Bath Academy of Art
Known for Sculpture, Printing, Drawing
Awards Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship (1980), Honorary Doctorate of Art, University of Plymouth (1999), 2006 Marsh Award for Public Sculpture

Peter Randall-Page (born 1954) is a British artist. He studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973–77.

Biography[edit]

Peter Randall-Page's work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the world including Japan, South Korea, Australia, USA, Eire, Germany and the Netherlands. Closer to home, a selection of his public sculptures can be found in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol and Newbury[1] and he is represented in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery[2] and the British Museum.[3]

His practice has always been informed and inspired by the study of organic form and its subjective impact on our emotions.

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.

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.[4]

In recent years his work has become increasingly concerned with the underlying principles determining growth and the forms it produces. 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.”[5]

Public collections[edit]

"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)[6]
  • Ulster Museum, Belfast
  • Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire County Council
  • University of Warwick, Coventry
  • West Kent College, Tonbridge
  • The Eden Centre, Cornwall

Portrait of Randall-Page[edit]

The National Portrait Gallery collection has a 2003 bromide print of Randall-Page.[7]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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
  • Peter Randall Page Boulders & Banners by Peter & HALL, Charles RANDALL PAGE (Paperback – 1994)
  • Peter Randall-Page Sculpture and Drawing: 1977–1992 by Terry Friedman, Marina Warner, James Hamilton, and *Clive Adams (Paperback – 6 Jan 2003)
  • Collaboration on the Integration of Sculpture and Architecture in the Eden Project, in Bridges London Conference ed. Sarhangi & Sharp, 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://peterrandall-page.com/cv/wheretosee.htm
  2. ^ http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ArtistWorks?cgroupid=999999961&artistid=2326&page=1
  3. ^ http://www.peterrandall-page.com/cv/cv-public_collections.htm
  4. ^ http://www.edenproject.com/visiting-eden/whats-here/the-core/index.php
  5. ^ http://www.peterrandall-page.com/cv/intro.htm
  6. ^ http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/randall-page-where-the-bee-sucks-t06748
  7. ^ http://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/largerimage.php?search=ss&firstRun=true&sText=randall+page&LinkID=mp68855&rNo=0&role=sit

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