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Rose Garden Remembered

2024
Rita Keegan, Rose Garden Remembered, 2024

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Rita Keegan has generously produced a limited edition print on the occasion of the exhibition, Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990, at Tate Britain, 8 November 2023 – 7 April 2024.

Keegan’s limited edition for Tate draws on her rich history of working with photocopy and collage. Made especially for Tate, Keegan has created a new work of “CopyArt”, a medium developed in the 1980s which combined elements of photography, collage and graphic arts with the technology of photocopiers. Her CopyArt collage, which has been reproduced as a pigment print with screen-printed details, features a portrait of herself as a young artist, gazing ahead, face nestled in an abundant spray of coloured blooms. The portrait was taken by Rotimi Fani-Kayode, a Nigerian-born photographer who explored sexuality, race and culture through stylised portraits and compositions. Keegan describes her practice as a response to “a feminist perspective” of “putting yourself in the picture”. In talking about her process, Keegan explains: “I've always felt that to tear somebody's face can be quite violent, but if you're doing that to your own face, you've given yourself permission, so it's no longer a violent act. It's a deconstructive act. It's a way of looking.”

Each print is signed and numbered by the artist and comes unframed. Prices of the artwork are liable to change. As a limited edition sells out, prices of the artwork are subject to increase and the price will be clearly indicated.
  • Artist Rita Keegan
  • Artwork Rose Garden Remembered
  • Exhibition Women in Revolt! Art and Activism in the UK 1970-1990
  • Dimensions 36 x 49 cm
  • Material Digital pigment print with screen-printed details on Somerset paper
  • Edition Edition of 40 - signed and numbered on the front
  • Date of work 2024
Rita Keegan (b.1949, Bronx, New York, USA) is an artist, lecturer and archivist of Caribbean and Black-Canadian descent. Having graduated with a fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1972, she moved to the UK in the late 1970s, settling in London. In the aftermath of the 1981 Brixton uprisings, Rita helped establish the Brixton Art Gallery, curating Mirror Reflecting Darkly, the first exhibition by The Black Women Artists collective in 1982 and became an important figure in the Black Arts Movement. Keegan works across print, photography, film, sound and installation. Her work considers the representation of Black communities historically and acts of self-fashioning in relation to the experience of Black women, often through self-portraiture. Using her extensive family archive – a photographic record of a black middle class Canadian family, dating from 1890s to present day, she employs images and fragments from this archive to create monoprint collages. In 1984 Keegan founded CopyArt, a resource centre set up to facilitate community activist workshops and produce print materials, and in 1985 she established the Women Artists of Colour Index, to catalogue, document and remember the work of Black women artists.

Selected solo exhibitions include, Somewhere Between There and Here, South London Gallery, UK (2021); Transformations, Lewisham Arthouse and Horniman Museum, London, UK (2006); Family Histories,198 Gallery, Brixton, London, UK (1998); Selected group exhibitions include; Citational Choices, La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Australia (2023); RA summer Exhibition, London, UK (2021); Transforming the Crown: African, Asian and Caribbean Artists in Britain, 1966-1996, Studio Museum in Harlem, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Caribbean Cultural Center (Manhattan), New York, USA (1997); Iniva and the British Museum, Time Machine: Ancient Egypt and Contemporary Art, London UK (1995). Keegan’s work is held in the Tate and Government Art Collections. She lives and work in London, UK.
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Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

European Union – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks


Neon lights will be delivered in 2-4 weeks, as they are made in small batches and shipped separately from other items.

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

Food & Wine

Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings. We cannot cover the cost of returning the items, unless we've made a mistake or they are faulty.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

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