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Formed in 1979 in Wolverhampton, the BLK Art Group were a group of black British artists from the West Midlands. Members included Eddie Chambers, Keith Piper, Marlene Smith, Donald Rodney, Claudette Johnson, Andrew Hazel, Ian Palmer and Dominic Dawes – children of Afro-Caribbeans who settled in the West Midlands due to the rising industrial landscape. As a generation linked to their Caribbean roots but socialised in Britain, they were one of the first groups to explore the concept of black British identity and what that means.

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