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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)

 

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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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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William Gillies & John Maxwell

William Gillies & John Maxwell


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

William Gillies and John Maxwell were among the most significant and distinctive Scottish artists of the 20th century.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:30 July 2016 - 23 October 2016
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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Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986

Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977-1986


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

The late 1970s and 1980s witnessed the emergence of a talented generation of artists working in the UK who began to receive international attention for practices which, although...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:7 May 2016 - 3 July 2016
Cost: Free

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Stephen Collingbourne: Don’t be afraid of Pink

Stephen Collingbourne: Don’t be afraid of Pink


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Stephen Collingbourne, a former lecturer of sculpture for over 20 years at Edinburgh College of Art, now concentrates mainly on painting with oils, both on paper and wood panels...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:7 May 2016 - 3 July 2016
Cost: Free

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Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Edinburgh International Science Festival will once again transform the City Art Centre into a spectacular science playground for two weeks over the 2016 Easter holidays.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday (not Sunday), 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Dates:26 March 2016 - 9 April 2016
Cost: Day passes: Adult £8; Child aged 7+ £9.50; Child aged 3–6 £7; Child under 3 FREE; Disabled £5; Registered unemployed £5 (for each family member up to 6 people. ID required)  

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William Gear (1915 - 1997): The painter that Britain forgot

William Gear (1915 - 1997): The painter that Britain forgot


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Timed to coincide with the centenary of his birth, this major survey show seeks to position William Gear in his rightful place as one of the most advanced British abstract paint...

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:24 October 2015 - 14 February 2016
Cost: Free

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Jagged Generation: William Gear’s Contemporaries and Influences

Jagged Generation: William Gear’s Contemporaries and Influences


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

The abstract painter William Gear was a significant 20th century British artist with an international reputation, but he was not an isolated maverick.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:24 October 2015 - 7 February 2016
Cost: Free

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The Artist and the Sea

The Artist and the Sea


City Art Centre
[Exhibition]

Scotland has a long and complex relationship with the sea - its landscape, history and culture have been shaped by proximity to the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Dates:26 September 2015 - 8 May 2016
Cost: Free

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