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Peter Randall-Page exhibition coming to the Gibberd in Harlow

Lifestyle / Thu 12th May 2016 at 09:56am

 

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By Eric White

THE work of Essex-born and internationally renowned artist Peter Randall-Page RA is coming to the East of England for the very first time at the Gibberd Gallery, managed by the Harlow Art Trust.

The exhibition, titled ‘Caught in the Act’, will be a celebration of the artist (pictured above), his working methods and the ideas that inspire him.

The gallery will be transformed into a journey through Peter’s artistic transitions allowing visitors to examine techniques close up and investigate their beginnings in the natural world and the mathematics which are within each form.

The journey begins with the stone carving Warp and Woof placed in The Water Gardens, creating a unique marker and a starting point for visitors to this ground-breaking show.

This will be an exhibition that lives within the gallery in a series of ‘acts’ each section and artwork representing a different part of his working practice.

Stand out works from Randall-Page RA include the ceramic mosaic ‘Wing’ (see picture below) which magnifies the intricate cellular structure of a grasshopper wing with each tile representing a single cell.

Wing (2009)

Wing (2009)

This exhibition is a fitting display of contemporary sculpture for a town with an established reputation for 20th Century sculpture on public display across Harlow.

The dates for exhibitions, viewings and events are below:

Private view: Thursday 16th June 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition Open: 17th June – 2nd September

Monday – Friday: 9am – 4.45pm

Saturday Openings: 18th June, 16th July and 20th August 11am – 2pm

Events:

Saturday 18th June 11am – 2pm: Free Family Workshop – Sculpt a Peter Randall-Page boulder

Explore this exhibition and get creative sculpting your own miniature clay boulder. What shapes, patterns and textures can you produce?

Harlow Art Trust, who are managing ‘Caught in the Act’, are a registered charity whose work is dedicated to the beautification of Harlow, commissioning and purchasing sculpture and managing the programme for the Gibberd Gallery.

For more information visit the website www.gibberdgallery.co.uk

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