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Peter Randall-Page:  Works on Paper

Peter Randall-Page: Works on Paper


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Dates:3 December 2016 - 12 February 2017
Cost: Free

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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 anal...

 
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)


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A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the Influence of D’Arcy Thompson

A Sketch of the Universe: Art, Science and the Influence of D’Arcy Thompson


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson (1860-1948) was a pioneering Edinburgh-born biologist whose theories about the growth of organisms had a profound impact on 20th century art.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am - 5pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5pm
Dates:19 November 2016 - 19 February 2017
Cost: Free

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Paper Trail: Drawings, Watercolours, Prints

Paper Trail: Drawings, Watercolours, Prints


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

A blank piece of paper is one of the most basic materials available to a visual artist; yet it is also among the most versatile...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:2 July 2016 - 21 May 2017
Cost: Free

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