Leading sculptor Peter Randall-Page has been commissioned by University of Birmingham to design and create a new frieze for the Bramall Music Building.

As part of the project we'll be following step by step and providing a behind the scenes storyboard of the making of the frieze from interviews to articles, short films to voxpops.

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    Once the slip on each tile is almost dry the pattern from the drawing is traced onto the tile. The line is then scraped away. Once the line has been drawn the rest of the shape can be scraped away to reveal the terracotta beneath

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    Posted on Thursday, August 28th 2014

    A grid is drawn onto the wall in Peter Randall-Page’s studio. Plastic sheeting is then taped to the wall and the line is improvised within the grid structure to create the pattern. The design will then be traced onto each individual tile.

    Visit the gallery to view more videos and photography

    Posted on Thursday, August 28th 2014

    Studio Visit with Peter Randall-Page

    Photographs and text by Jenny Lance

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    Peter’s studio, nestled in the grounds of his home, is in the middle of nowhere. Down narrow country roads with high hedgerows and surrounded by dense woodland, the lane opens out into a clearing with a bright green lawn surrounded by a quaint wisteria-covered thatched cottage and a cluster of original brick outbuildings. A true rural idyll. But the peaceful facade hides a hive of activity in the large studio barn adjoining the house and the outbuildings behind.

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    Posted on Sunday, July 20th 2014

    As part of University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival, 18th - 24th March 2013, Peter Randall-Page gave one of the many exciting talks on campus. Peter’s talk took place in the impressive Elgar Concert Hall in the Bramall Music Building where the frieze will be showcased.
To view more images from the event, visit the gallery here. Video footage of the talk soon to follow.

    As part of University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival, 18th - 24th March 2013, Peter Randall-Page gave one of the many exciting talks on campus. Peter’s talk took place in the impressive Elgar Concert Hall in the Bramall Music Building where the frieze will be showcased.

    To view more images from the event, visit the gallery here. Video footage of the talk soon to follow.

    Posted on Thursday, June 6th 2013

    The Proposal

    Peter Randall-Page’s work has explored the themes of pattern, music, theme and variation for many years. Below, Peter outlines his ideas for the Bramall Music Building Frieze;  the role music has played in the design, where it fits within his overall body of work and its relationship to the existing architectural traditions on campus…

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    Posted on Tuesday, May 28th 2013

    Event: Art, Music, Science, Pattern

    As part of University of Birmingham’s Arts and Science Festival, Peter Randall-Page will be involved in one of the many exciting events on campus.

    Don’t miss Peter in conversation about his art, his roots as a sculptor, and the role of pattern in science, art and music, with Dr James Hamilton, University Curator, and Andrew Kirkman, Professor of Music.

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    Posted on Monday, March 4th 2013