Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Peter Randall-Page public lecture

Peter Randall-Page
From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee:

One of the UK’s foremost sculptors will be in Dundee on Monday 12th May to give a free public lecture about his work and unveil a sculpture at the University of Dundee.

Peter Randall-Page has been highly acclaimed for large sculptural works sited in galleries and public spaces around the UK and in many other countries including the USA, Australia, Japan, Germany and the Netherlands.  His practice has always been informed and inspired by the study of natural phenomena, and particularly with the underlying principles determining growth patterns in nature, having been greatly inspired by his discovery of the work of D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form while a student at Bath Academy of Art. 

As part of the D’Arcy Thompson Art Fund project (and with additional funding from the National Fund for Acquisitions) the University of Dundee Museum Services have acquired an important work by Peter called In the Beginning, inspired by cells multiplying. 

Peter will be giving a lecture about his work and his fascination for natural patterns at 5.30pm on Monday 12th May in the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre in the University’s Tower Building. Visitors will then be invited to join the artist in viewing the sculpture, which can be seen in the modern link entrance that unites the Carnelley Building and the Old Medical School.

The lecture is a prelude to a major exhibition featuring artworks acquired through the D’Arcy Thompson Art Fund project, to be staged in the Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries over the summer. Entitled A Glimpse of a Great Vision, the exhibition will be launched on Friday 30th May at 5.30pm with a lecture by artist and special effects creator Andy Lomas. Find out more here.