Peter Randall-Page: Works on Paper

Peter Randall-Page:  Works on Paper

Exhibition

Drawing is an important part of Peter Randall-Page's practice as an artist. He always carries a sketch book to note ideas and often makes observational drawings as a way of analysing and studying form.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

Who is this for? - All
Dates: 3 December 2016 - 12 February 2017
Cost: Free

 
He uses drawings in many different ways, from technical drawings when working with architects and engineers to drawings which are artworks in their own right.
 
Works on Paper presents a series of drawings based on branching patterns and mirror image symmetry. Using gravity Randall-Page allows the ink to flow over the paper like tributaries or a river delta. He then inverts the paper, effectively reversing gravity so the ink flows upwards like the branching patterns of trees.
 
These ink drawings explore Randall-Page's interest in order and chaos in natural phenomena. The underlying structures that govern the works are derived from simple mathematical rules of subdivision and exponential growth patterns. Although he guides the rivers of ink there is a strong element of chance inherent in this way of working.
 
Exhibition in partnership with Peter Randall-Page’s Studio.



Peter Randall-Page RA, Rorschach Leaf III, 2014. © the artist. Photo: Steve White

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Peter Randall-Page RA, Sap River V, 2013. © the artist. Photo: Steve Russell Studios

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Peter Randall-Page RA, Source Seed IV, 2013. © the artist. Photo: Steve Russell Studios (Extract in teaser image)

 

Listen again to Peter on BBC Radio's Culture Show with Janice Forsyth.

Read The Edinburgh Reporter's review of both of our winter exhibitions.


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Join one of our excellent guides on a spotlight tour of our exhibitions. There is no need to book the tours for groups under 10 people. Please meet your guide at reception.
A portable loop system is available to amplify the speaker. The fm loop system is compatible with hearing aids with a T-switch and can be used with headphones.

Fridays, 11am and 3pm
Saturdays, 11am and 3pm

Suggested donation of £2.