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Shapes In The Clouds
2017 LECTURE PRESENTATION
Peter Randall Page, Hon SWAc:
Paper, Stone, Bronze: Recent Works of Peter Randall-Page

Geometry is the theme on which nature plays her infinite variations, fundamental mathematical principles become a kind of pattern book from which nature constructs the most complex and sophisticated structures.

Artist Peter Randall-Page talks about his recent sculptures, panoramic wall works & large scale ink drawings. He shares his ongoing interest in order and chaos in natural phenomena and the way that diverse processes often produce similar structures and patterns. Throughout his works on paper, monumental scale sculptures & architectural surfaces repeated forms and fascinations emerge and this talk gives an insight into the artist’s ideas and practice.

The lecture is a collaboration between SWAc and the Friends of RAMM.

Peter Randall-Page was born in the UK in 1954 and studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973–77.

During the past 30 years he has gained an international reputation through his sculpture, drawings and prints. He has undertaken numerous large scale commissions and exhibited widely. His work is held in public and private collections throughout the world including Australia, Eire, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, USA, Spain, South Korea and Turkey. A selection of his public sculptures can be found in many urban and rural locations throughout the UK including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge and he is represented in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum.

He has been awarded an Hon D.Litt Bath Spa University (2013), Hon D.Litt Exeter University (2010), Hon D.Litt York St John University (2009) and an Hon D.Arts University of Plymouth (1999).

As a member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre (The Core) at the Eden Project in Cornwall, Peter influenced the overall design of the building incorporating an enormous granite sculpture at its heart.

Recent commissions include Harmonic Solids for the University of Music, Karlsruhe (2013) Source at Southmead Hospital Bristol (2013), Theme and Variation commissioned by the University of Birmingham for the façade of the Bramhall Music Building (2014) and façades at the new Laboratory building at Dulwich College designed in collaboration with Grimshaw architects (2016) A major new work The One and The Many at Fitzroy Place, London was launched in June 2016.

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