Sculpture by Maker

Peter Randall-Page - Biography

(b. 1954). Sculptor, draughtsman and teacher born in Essex, but brought up in Sussex. He studied at Bath Academy of Art, 1973--7, and after graduating worked for sculptor Barry Flanagan, 1977--8, and then, in 1979, with Robert Baker on conservation work at Wells Cathedral. In 1980 he won the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Scholarship to study marble carving at Carrara. On his return he became a visiting lecturer at Brighton Polytechnic, 1982--9, after which he moved to Drewsteignton, Devon, and set up a workshop with associates to carry out large commissions. He had his first solo exhibition at the Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex, in 1980, and his first solo exhibition in London at the Anne Berthoud Gallery in 1985. His work was also included in various mixed exhibitions including ‘Summer Show 3’, Serpentine Gallery, 1982; ‘Sculptors and Modellers’, Tate Gallery, 1984; ‘Feeling through Form’, Barbican Art Centre, London, 1986; the Seventh International Small Sculpture Exhibition of Budapest, Hungary, 1987; and ‘Chelsea Harbour Sculpture 93’, 1993. In 1992 a major retrospective was held at Leeds City Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (and tour). His public commissions include Nocturne II, 1979, and Untitled, 1980, both for Milton Keynes; Cuilfail Spiral, 1982, on the A26 roundabout at the north end of the Cuilfail tunnel, Lewes; and ... and Wilderness is Paradise Enough, 1986, St George’s Hospital, London. Sources: Buckman, D., 1998; Chelsea Harbour Sculpture 93, 1993; Strachan, W.J., 1984.

The works of Peter Randall-Page:

Cuilfail Spiral, Lewes

Worthing Spiral, Worthing

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