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Our work with Rainbows started in 1978 and was inspired by the political debate happening at the time for the need to enliven the inner cities, and by the work of the artist Patrick Hughes (to whom our thanks).  With what is called synchronicity this was also the time of Jesse Jacksons’ Rainbow Coalition.

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Building Sight - Rainbow - 15/16 February 1975
The Idea :  To create a rainbow across the site.  Read More
03-12-2014 5 years 24 weeks ago
Games For A Rainy Day -September 1978 29-03-2012 5 years 24 weeks ago
Inner City Rainbows - Summer 1978
The first of the Blackie’s Rainbow projects – inspired by the political debate of the time on regenerating the inner cities, by the work of the artist Patrick Hughes (  and by the Blackie’s own tradition of public art, took place in the summer of 1978. Read More
10-01-2012 7 years 42 weeks ago
Many Hands Make Art Work - February 1981
Many Hands Make Art Work was the Blackie’s 5th  Rainbow Project Read More
09-03-2012 5 years 24 weeks ago
Rainbow Mice - for Chinese New Year - 1984
The Blackie is next to Chinatown and we have long taken some part in the Chinese New Year celebrations.  In 1984, the Year of The Rat, (re-branded as the Year Of The Mouse – don’t ask) we did a street stall with trays of sugar mice in the 6 rainbow colours.  The many people who come to see the Dragon Dance and celebrate Chinese New Year were invited to make a wish for the New Year and enjoy a sugar mouse. Read More
28-03-2012 7 years 42 weeks ago
Rainbows at Dinner - Set Of Rainbow Mats - 1982
A set of six table mats each with a rainbow image and a set of 6 coasters each boxed.  The rainbow images were drawn from previous rainbow events and are set against a white background.  The coasters contained proposals for the formation of a Rainbow Party.   Rainbow images used:-  1. Musical Rainbow from Inner City Rainbows – August 1978 Read More
27-03-2012 7 years 42 weeks ago
Rainbows Over Poland - September 1980
The visit to Poland resulted from a visit by Andrzej Kostolowski (art historian and critic) with two performance artists to the Blackie in 1979.  The invitation which came in July in 1980 was for Judy Bates (myself) to attend the 13th Plener Miastko entitled ‘Little Activities in Art’  to be held on 1s Read More
10-01-2012 8 years 15 weeks ago
Rainbows Unlimited - Summer 1988 08-03-2012 5 years 1 week ago
The Rainbow Dinner Party - October 1980
The Rainbow Dinner Party took place at the Blackie on Sunday 5th October 1980. This was the second Rainbow evening, the first was a celebration at the end of installing the Inner City Rainbows.  Read More
30-03-2012 7 years 19 weeks ago
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