Honorary graduates 2010-11
Peter Randall-Page (DLitt)
Saturday 17 July 2010, 11:30am
Born in the UK in 1954, Peter Randall-Page studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973–77.
During the past 25 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 Japan, South Korea, Australia, USA, Eire, Germany and the Netherlands. His public sculptures can be found in many urban and rural locations all over the UK including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge. He is also represented in the collections of the Tate Gallery and the British Museum, amongst others.
His practice has always been informed by the study of organic form and its subjective impact on our emotions. 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 principles become a kind of pattern book from which nature constructs the most complex and sophisticated structures.”
‘Give and Take’, in Newcastle, won the 2006 Marsh Award for Public Sculpture. A member of the design team for The Core at the Eden Project in Cornwall, he incorporated his enormous granite sculpture ‘Seed’ at its heart. Recent projects include ‘Green Fuse’ for the Jerwood Sculpture Park, Ragley Hall and a major one-person exhibition in and around the Underground Gallery at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, June 2009–April 2010.