About Artist
Selected Artworks
News
Exhibitions

About Artist

During the past 40 years Peter Randall-Page 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, Turkey, Eire, Germany and the Netherlands. 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 his work is in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery and the British Museum amongst others.

His practice has always been informed and inspired by the study of natural phenomena 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, and can be seen as a kind of pattern book on which the most complex and sophisticated structures are based.”

Born in 1954, Peter Randall-Page studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973-1977. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Plymouth in 1999, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from York St John University in 2009, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Exeter University in 2010, and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Bath Spa University in 2013. In 2015 he was elected as a Royal Academician.

Selected Artworks

News

Forthcoming Solo Exhibition

Peter Randall-Page, ‘A little Bit of Infinity’ , small sculpture and drawing

20 September¬–30 October Open by appointment–BOOK ONLINE HERE 

Enquiries  email  – info@rableygallery.com T 01672 511999

‘An endless line traversing a boundless surface is like ‘A little bit of infinity’. PRP

During the spring and early summer of 2020 Peter Randall-Page escaped to a cabin in the woods near his home. Using only hand tools he carved each small sculpture with a continuous line, dividing the surface of a stone into two ‘territories’. This tactile, linear exploration is carried onto new drawings. Ink takes to the textured surface of the handmade Indian paper, bleeding and spreading in folded and multiple sheet works.

Catalogue available 7 September  – An Illustrated Catalogue accompanies this exhibition with an essay by Philip Ball, author of many popular books on science, including works on the nature of water, pattern formation in the natural world, colour in art and the science of social and political philosophy.

‘The lines appear to bisect their plane, but not as a scalpel does: they partition it with no pretense at economy. They meander like rivers carving up the landscape – you’re always on one side or the other, but stick a pin, blindfold, into the map and there’s no telling which side it will be”

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2020
‘A Little Bit of Infinity’, small sculpture and drawing, Rabley Gallery, Rabley Drawing Centre, Wiltshire

2019
‘Peter Randall-Page solo show’, Kloster Schoenthal sculpture park,
Switzerland

2018
‘Sculpture, Drawings & Prints’, Castle Drogo, Devon

2016
Peter Randall-Page RA: Works on Paper, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
Caught in the act, Gibberd Gallery, Harlow
On the Particular Experience of Being Alive, Art Center Antares, Finland

2015
Theme and Variation: The Making of The Bramall Frieze
Bramall Music Building & Aston Webb Rotunda, University of Birmingham Between Melting and Freezing, Millennium Gallery, St Ives
Mind Over Matter Galerie Scheffel & Englische Kirche Kulturzentrum, Bad Homburg, Germany
Peter Randall-Page at Arte Sella Arte Sella, Italy
Art in Nature / Act III Peter Randall-Page at Villa Panza Villa Panza di Biumo, Italy

2014
Upside Down & Inside Out, Pangolin London
Drawings, Prints and Sculpture on a Domestic Scale, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Honiton
Peter Randall-Page: New Sculpture and Works on Paper, a partnership exhibition between Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

2013
Drawings and Prints, The Innovation Centre, University of Exeter

2011
Peter Randall-Page at the Bath Art Affair, The Octagon Chapel, Bath
Recent Works, Salon & Forecourt, Royal British Society of Sculptors London
Sculpture in the Garden, RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey
Showing his Hand, Drumcroon Gallery, Wigan; Marlborough College

2010-11
Drawings, Southampton City Art Gallery

2010
Clay, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London alongside…
Sculpture in the Garden, Hopton’s Almshouses, London
New sculpture and Drawing, Jerwood Space, London
Peter Randall-Page at Canary Wharf, London

2009-10
Peter Randall-Page at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in and around the Underground Gallery

2009
Natural Selection, CCANW, Nr Exeter, Devon

2008-09
Stones, Sunlight and Shadows: New Sculpture in the Woods, New Arts Centre, Roche Court, Salisbury, Wilts

2008
Rock Music Rock Art Pangolin London Gallery
Granite Song, Burton Gallery, Bideford, Devon
Sculpture in Lister Park, Bradford, W.Yorks
Drawings in Café Gallery, Cartwright Hall, Lister Park, Bradford

2006
New Sculpture, Lyveden New Bield, Northants
New Works on Paper, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Brigstock,

2005-06
Rocks in my Bed, One Trinity Gardens, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne

2003
Sculpture and Drawings, The Natural History Museum, London

2001
Nature of the Beast, Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham; Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Walnut Drawings, Creasey Gallery, Salisbury

1998
Whistling in the Dark, Galerija Tivoli,Ljubljana, Slovenia; Stedelijke Musea,
Gouda, Netherlands
New Sculpture and Drawings, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London

1996-98 In Mind of Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (1996); Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Street (1997); Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre (1998)

1994-95
Works on Paper 1983-94, University of Tasmania; Motorworks Gallery, Melbourne Grammar School; Meridian Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1994
Boulders and Banners, Wenlock Priory, Shropshire
Boulders and Banners, Reed’s Wharf Gallery, London

1993
Sculpture and Drawings, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

1992
Sculpture and Drawings 1980-1992, Leeds City Art Galleries and Yorkshire Sculpture Park; Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh; Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; organised by The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture, Leeds

1990
Sculpture and Drawings, Spacex Gallery, Exeter

1985
Sculptures, Anne Berthoud Gallery, London

1980
Peter Randall-Page: Sculpture, Gardner Centre Gallery, Sussex University

Public collections:
Arnolfini Collection Trust, Bristol, The British Council, The British Embassy, Dublin, The British Museum, Burghley Sculpture Garden, Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham, The Contemporary Art Society, London, The Creasy, Collection of Contemporary Art, Salisbury, Derby Arboretum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, USA, Leeds City Art Galleries, Lincoln City Council, Milton Keynes Community NHS Trust, Museum Würth, Germany, The National Trust Foundation for Art, Snite Museum, USA, Spencer Museum of Art, USA, University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire City Council, University of Tasmania, Tate Gallery, London, Ulster Museum, Belfast, Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire County Council, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Victoria & Albert Museum, University of Warwick, Coventry, West Kent College, Tonbridge.

Selected Commissions
2018: London, ‘Touchstone’ Transport for London, Oval Triangle. 2016: London, ‘The One and the Many’, Fitzroy Place; Newcastle, ‘Give and Take’, winner of the Marsh Award for Public Sculpture; Cardiff, ‘Mind’s Eye’, Department of Psychology at Cardiff University; Southwark Cathedral, commemorative sculpture for a Mohegan Chief; London, Dulwich College, ‘Facades’ new laboratory building, designed in collaboration with Grimshaw architects.
2014: University of Birmingham ‘Theme and Variation’, Bramhall Music Building. 2013: Karlsruhe, Germany, ‘Harmonic Solids’ University of Music; Bristol, ‘Source’, Southmead Hospital.