Peter Randall-Page
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Peter Randall-Page

Peter Randall-Page
Peter Randall-Page

(1954-07-02) 2 July 1954 (age 66)
Essex, England, United Kingdom
EducationBath Academy of Art
Known forSculptor, Printer, Drawer
AwardsWinston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship (1980), Honorary Doctorate of Art, University of Plymouth (1999), 2006 Marsh Award for Public Sculpture

Peter Randall-Page RA (born 1954) is a British artist and sculptor, known for his stone sculpture work, inspired by geometric patterns from 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]


Randall-Page was born in Essex and spent his childhood in Sussex both studying at the Bath Academy of Art from 1973 to 1977 after which he worked with the sculptor Barry Flanagan.[4] After working on a conservation project at Wells Cathedral, Randall-Page went to Italy to study stone carving at the Carrara quarries.[4] Returning to Britain, he was a visiting lecturer at Brighton Polytechnic throughout the 1980s and established a studio at Drewsteignton in Devon.[4] From there he undertook a number of significant public sculpture commissions, often featuring fruit and organic forms. These included works for the regeneration of Castle Park in Bristol and for the Eden Project in Cornwall.[4] For the Eden Project he was a member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre (The Core), influencing the overall design of the building and incorporating an enormous granite sculpture (Seed) at its heart.[5][6] A major retrospective of his work was held in 1992 at the Leeds City Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.[4] During 1994 Randall-Page held an artist-in-residence post at the Tasmanian School of Art and undertook a lecture tour of Australia, supported by the Arts Council England.[4]

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. His public sculptures can be found in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol and Newbury.[7] His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery and the British Museum.[8][9]

Randall-Page was elected to the Royal Academy in 2015.[10] 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.[11] The National Portrait Gallery collection has a 2003 bromide print of Randall-Page.[12]

Public collections

  • 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
  • University of Exeter[13]
  • 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)[14]
  • Ulster Museum, Belfast
  • Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire County Council
  • University of Warwick, Coventry
  • West Kent College, Tonbridge
  • The Dartington Hall Trust estate, Devon
  • The Eden Centre, Cornwall

Selected public works

Image Title / subject Location and
Date Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
The Fruit Gatherers, by Peter Randall Page - - 57681.jpg Fruit Gathers Rufford Craft Centre, Edwinstowe, England 1982 Sculpture group Stone Various [15]
London - Peter Randall-Page.jpg Beneath the Skin Bloomsbury Way, London 1991 Sculpture Granite [16]
Beside the Still Waters - - 1147787.jpg
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Beside the Still Waters Castle Park, Bristol 1993 Two sculptures & water feature Granite [17]
The 'Hundred Year Stone', Derwent Water - - 1249923.jpg
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Hundred Year Stone Beside Derwentwater, Cumbria 1995 Sculpture Andesite 220 x 140 x 130cm Q41706237 [18]
Newbury - Ebb And Flow (geograph 2918295).jpg
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Ebb and Flow Newbury Lock, Berkshire 2003 Fountain and paving Granite 2.4m diameter fountain Q87448632 [19]
Fisher Hall and Fisher Square - - 652164.jpg
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Between the Lines Fisher Square, Cambridge 2007 Sculpture Granite glacial boulder 178 x 214 x 180cm [20]
Campus Westend Frankfurt Skulpturen 11.JPG
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Corpus, Fructus and Phyllotaxus New Art Centre, Salisbury 2009, 2013 (Phyllotaxus) Sculpture group Limestone Previously at Campus Westend, Goethe University Frankfurt and elsewhere.[21]
Walking the dog installation.jpg
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Walking the Dog Dulwich Picture Gallery 2009 Sculpture group Granite [22]
Millbank, Riverside Walk, Clouds in the Sky sculpture.jpg Clouds in the Sky II Riverside Walk, Millbank, London 2013 Sculpture
Fitzroy Place, The One and the Many, Peter Randall-Page.jpg The One and The Many Fitzroy Place, London 2015 Sculpture Granite glacial boulder 178 x 214 x 180cm [23]

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


  1. ^ "Sculptor inspired by nature". BBC Devon. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "About the artist". Peter Randall-Page. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Warner, Marina (3 July 2009). "Marina Warner on Peter Randall-Page's atmospheric sculptures". The Guardian.
  4. ^ a b c d e f David Buckman (2006). Artists in Britain Since 1945 Vol 2, M to Z. Art Dictionaries Ltd. ISBN 0 953260 95 X.
  5. ^ "Seed sculpture by Peter Randall-Page". Eden Project. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Randall-Page, Peter (2006). "Collaboration on the Integration of Sculpture and Architecture in the Eden Project" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Public Commissions - sculpture & architectural works". Peter Randall-Page. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Peter Randall-Page". Tate Etc. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Collection online - Peter Randall-Page". British Museum. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Peter Randall-Page". Royal Academy of Arts. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Biography". Peter Randall-Page. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "NPG x126708; Peter Randall-Page - Large Image - National Portrait Gallery". Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "By Another Ocean III". Arts and Culture, University of Exeter. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "'Where the Bee Sucks', Peter Randall-Page, 1991". Tate Etc. Retrieved 2018.
  15. ^ "Fruit Gathers". Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "Beneath the Skin". Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ Douglas Merritt (2002). Sculpture in Bristol. Redcliffe Press Ltd. ISBN 1900178834.
  18. ^ "Hundred Year Stone". Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ "Ebb and Flow". Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Between the Lines". Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "Corpus, Fructus und Phyllotaxus". Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ "Walking the Dog". Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ "The One and The Many". Retrieved 2020.

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