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The Archive offers a display of 40-plus years of cultural history. Who did what, why, when and to what effect. More than an absorbing archive: also a do-it-yourself kit to contribute to future cultural initiatives; covering events created by the Black-E as well as the work of visiting artists.

Black Dance In Britain - 23 August 1993 17-11-2017 23 hours 55 min ago
Magic In The Parks - August/Sept. 1970
Please note that unlike most parts of this archive, photos on this page do not necessarily enlarge as they are, in some cases, screen grabs from a DVD of a film and do not therefore have a level of quality which allows for succesful enlargement.   Read More
22-07-2017 3 days 5 hours ago
Community Arts In Great Britain By Rufus Harris 01-11-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
Edward Murphy OBE
Ed Murphy friend, supporter, volunteer and Chair of the Trustees from   ?? to his death in October 2016. As can be seen from the obituary below much of Ed's life took place in meetings and offices but reviewing our Photographic Archive it can be seen that he took part in or attended numerous events at the Blackie, particularly in the days when his work load was less. Read More
16-10-2017 2 weeks 3 days ago
(13) Still Crazy After All These Years - Summer/Autumn Winter '81 Spring '82 27-10-2017 2 weeks 4 days ago
(04) Play Is A Revolutionary Activity - Summer 1970 18-06-2016 3 weeks 1 day ago
(07) Its All In The Game - Easter 1972
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25-06-2016 3 weeks 1 day ago
(14) Home Is Where The Art Is - Summer/Autumn 1982
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05-07-2016 4 weeks 4 hours ago
(15) Weave A Space For You - Spring into Summer 1983
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05-07-2016 4 weeks 4 hours ago
(16) (The Blackie) Still In One Peace - Autumn/Winter 83/84
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06-07-2016 4 weeks 4 hours ago
Yours Naturally - Summer 1984
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04-07-2015 2 years 13 weeks ago
‘A Dot On The Map’ 17th September – 26th October 1997
This was the first public showing of ‘A Dot OnThe Map’ a collaborative Art and New Technology works, linking schools, communities and individuals from all over Cumbria isolated by geography or disability. These places –the Dots- included remote village schools, big Inner City schools, special schools, a youth club for the deaf and the singular house of Audrey Barker who instigated ‘A Dot On The Map’ (whoever crossed her threshold was invited to make artwork for the project). Read More
10-08-2014 3 years 14 weeks ago
‘Access Is A State Of Mind’ September/October 1997
Celebrating Access For All at the Blackie Gallery. “It’s a breath of fresh air to walk into an art gallery and experience an exhibition as this, which renews a sense of consciousness to all the senses and awakens our child like curiosity in a world where we can sometimes lose our sense of fun.”   - Patrick O’Reilly, Art Student. Read More
16-12-2012 3 years 22 weeks ago
‘ANIMALS: for the use of ...’ May/June 1989 29-05-2012 3 years 10 weeks ago
‘Food For The Eye, Or … Would You Like Your Egg Woven Or Knitted?’ November/December 1988
A sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted look at food and eating, interpreted in textiles by artists from Merseyside and around the country. The Artists and Their Work: Su Richardson (Birmingham) Read More
08-09-2012 1 year 39 weeks ago
‘Hat Tricks’ December 1989/January 1990
‘Hat Tricks’ continued the series of theme - based textile exhibitions with a semi-serious look at hats – ranging from the fantastic to some examples of more traditional ethnic headgear. The exhibition aimed, amongst other things, to draw attention to an accessory that no longer takes the form of a customary convention. The exhibition was also seeking to entertain and to present, mostly, contemporary textile/fashion skills. Read More
27-08-2012 5 years 1 week ago
‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ July/August 1988
To celebrate the Blackie’s 20th birthday and the opening of the extended and completed ground floor as 'The Blackie Gallery', a six week cycle of contemporary textile exhibitions was introduced, with a new exhibition each week. Read More
08-06-2012 2 years 39 weeks ago
“Familiar Territory” January/February 1989
The theme of home life - the domestic scene - was interpreted by artists from around the country and featured a range of textile works from soft sculpture and 3D weaving to fabric collage and embroideries. The Artists and Their Works: Read More
27-08-2012 5 years 1 week ago
“Wear-With-All” March/April 1989 27-08-2012 5 years 1 week ago

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