Donald Rodney

1961–1998

Donald Rodney, ‘In the House of My Father’ 1996–7
In the House of My Father 1996–7
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In Tate Liverpool
In Tate Britain

Biography

Donald Gladstone Rodney (18 May 1961 – 4 March 1998) was a British artist. He was a leading figure in Britain's BLK Art Group of the 1980s and became recognised as "one of the most innovative and versatile artists of his generation." Rodney's work appropriated images from the mass media, art and popular culture to explore issues of racial identity and racism.

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Artworks

Donald Rodney In the House of My Father

1996–7

Donald Rodney How the West was Won

1982

Donald Rodney My Catechism

1997

Donald Rodney Visceral Canker

1990

Artist as subject

Donald Rodney In the House of My Father

1996–7

Film and audio

Donald Rodney: A Practice Unfolding

See how Donald Rodney explores race and representation in his sketchbook collection

Features

Behind The Scenes

How do you deal with an artwork that has a missing piece?

Kirstie Beaven

How do you deal with an artwork that has a missing piece? This is one of the questions I've ...

Tate Etc

In the Archive: Donald Rodney's ‘Splash Crowns’

Ishion Hutchinson

Examining the powerful symbolism found in a sketchbook made by Donald Rodney while he was in hospital suffering from sickle-cell ...

Art Term

Diaspora

Diaspora is a term used to describe movements in population from one country to another and is often cited in ...

Art Term

The Blk Art Group

Formed in Wolverhampton, England, in 1979, The Blk Art Group was an association of young black artists who, inspired by ...

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British black arts movement

The British black arts movement was a radical political art movement founded in 1982 inspired by anti-racist discourse and feminist ...

Sketches, letters, etc.

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