Exotic Cargo

by Peter Randall-Page (1995-6)

Photo credit: Robert Wilkinson

Positioned riverside, at the western side of St Saviour’s Dock footbridge, Butlers Wharf.

The sculpture is a rough boulder of pink Finnish granite, split open like an exotic fruit.

Commissioned by London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC).

Peter Randall-Page RA

Peter Randall-Page was born in the UK in 1954 and studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973–77.

During the past 30 years he has gained an international reputation through his sculpture, drawings and prints. He has undertaken numerous large-scale commissions and exhibited widely. His work is held in public and private collections throughout the world including Australia, Eire, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, USA, Spain, South Korea and Turkey. A selection of his public sculptures can be found in many urban and rural locations throughout the UK including London, Edinburgh and Cambridge and he is represented in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum.

As a member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre (The Core) at the Eden Project in Cornwall, Peter influenced the overall design of the building incorporating an enormous granite sculpture, Seed, at its heart.