Exhibition

In the House of my father

21 Oct 2011 – 15 Jan 2012

Event times

Wed - Sat 10am - 5pm | Sun 11am - 3pm

Cost of entry

FREE

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom

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  • Located within a few minutes walk of West Bromwich Bus Station and West Bromwich Central Metro Station
  • Nearest train station: Sandwell & Dudley

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Blood: A project by pupils of St Michaels School, Rowley Regis

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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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