Ralph Koltai is Britain’s senior and celebrated Theatre Designer. He has embarked on a new challenge, returning to his roots as a 3-dimensional artist, creating a series of metal collages, mostly made from found objects on farms near his studio in France. Koltai selects panels or pieces, predominantly metal, and dissects them in a compositional form. Not in themselves narrative, many spring from his former theatre designs, and have evolved from his life-time approach to his theatre work. A sheet of rusty metal became a wall in Simon Boccanegra, a dish and sphere the entrance to Caliban’s cave in The Tempest.
Exhibition opening times:
27 September – 14 November
Royal National Theatre, London
Monday – Saturday from 9.30am – 11pm
and Sunday 12pm – 6pm (when there is a performance in the building)