Blood: A project by pupils of St Michaels School, Rowley Regis
BTEC Art & Design students from St Michaels school will be displaying art they have made in response to the work of artist and former St Michael's pupil, Donald Rodney.
The artist Donald Rodney 1961-1998 was born in Smethwick. During his student days at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham he became part of The Blk Art Group, students making work about race, identity and black consciousness and this would have a lasting effect on his work. Much of his work used images and materials associated with sickle cell anaemia - an inheritted disease that affects people of African, Caribbean, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Asian ancestry.
House of My Father, an image of a minature house made of the artist's skin will be on display at London's Science Museum from October 2011. Year 10 students at St Michaels School in Rowley Regis, where Rodney was himself a pupil, will be examining this piece of art and responding to it. The results of their questions, thoughts and creativity will be displayed both at the Science Museum in London and here at The Public.
Gallery opening times:
Wednesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 11am - 3pm
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