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African Connections - The Batiks -1992-1997
The Idea:  African Connections was a project which explored the links between traditional African dances and contemporary social dances.  It led to the creation and exhibition of 24 Batiks plus the creation of 24 flick books illustrating the chosen dances.. You will find a full description of African Connections under Dance (not yet available). Read More
02-12-2017 22 hours 22 min ago
Building Sight - The Concept -Sept 1974/Feb 1975
The Context:  The Blackie started its rebuilding programme in 1974  - as the building was stripped out there appeared the most amazing space which changed on a regular basis as the building work progressed. Read More
19-09-2014 48 weeks 5 days ago
Kites by Da Bei Feng
 Da Bei Feng was, when he first came to the Blackie Read More
21-04-2017 1 year 3 weeks ago
Participatory Vigils - 19th Nov - 3rd December 1983
The Vigils Read More
06-02-2016 1 year 8 weeks ago
Gifts For A City - The Event - April 1979
Gifts for a City was The Blackies' fourth participatory exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. The ideas/inspirations behind the show were public sculptures, the Blackies' summer theatre 'Gifts to a City' and to get people thinking about how they would like their city to be.  Read More
05-08-2013 1 year 26 weeks ago
Gifts For A City - The Works - April 1979
The works below have been chosen from the works that were not taken home.  This means that we do not have equal numbers of works for each area; for instance only two for Toxteth.  Read More
31-10-2016 1 year 26 weeks ago
Going Solo - The Exhibition - 31st Oct - 4th Nov -1988
This Exhibition was created by The Great Georges Community  Cultural Project (colloquially Read More
20-04-2016 1 year 36 weeks ago
Hand To Hand
This Exhibition resulted from a Meeting And Greeting Game. Read More
30-04-2016 2 years 3 weeks ago
Participatory Vigils 2 - Richard Layzell - 26th Nov 1983
The Vigil Framework Read More
11-02-2016 2 years 8 weeks ago
Participatory Vigils 3 - Wendy Harpe - 3rd Dec 1983
The Vigil The Framework Read More
11-02-2016 2 years 8 weeks ago
Inferno & Room of Roots - May 1972
Inferno and Room of Roots were the result of the Blackie working with two postgraduate students (Jenny Carroll and Judith Blundell) from Theatre Design at the Slade College of Art and two dancers (Di Davies and Dennis Greenwood) from the London School of Contemporary Dance. Read More
15-07-2013 3 years 16 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 (www.patrickhughes.co.uk/films.htm)  and by the Blackie’s own tradition of public art, took place in the summer of 1978. Read More
10-01-2012 5 years 35 weeks ago
Kites by Da Bei Feng
 Da Bei Feng was, when he first came to the Blackie Read More
21-04-2017 1 year 3 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 3 years 16 weeks ago
Participatory Vigils - 19th Nov - 3rd December 1983
The Vigils Read More
06-02-2016 1 year 8 weeks ago
Participatory Vigils 1 - Alastair MacLennan - 19th Nov 1983
The Vigil The Framework Alastair MacLennan created a chequered board made up of  black and white squares on the ground floor of the basement.  Above this he hung a network of strings each culminating in a suspended nightlight. Read More
11-02-2016 2 years 11 weeks ago
Participatory Vigils 3 - Wendy Harpe - 3rd Dec 1983
The Vigil The Framework Read More
11-02-2016 2 years 8 weeks ago
Political Patchworks 2 June/September 1991
An exhibition of 23 quilts, each 6ft x 6ft, made by the community of Silverdale, North Staffordshire, to commemorate Fanny Deakin (1883-1968), Silverdale’s extraordinary spokeswoman and political activist. Fanny Deakin was a founder member of the Labour Party in Silverdale, becoming the first woman councillor on the Wolstanton Urban District Council in 1921.  A miners wife, she was a champion of local people and fought for better conditions, particularly for women and children. In 1947 a maternity hospital was named after her. Read More
19-09-2012 3 years 36 weeks ago
Political patchworks September/November 1989
Arpilleras: Textiles from Chile Read More
08-06-2012 5 years 28 weeks ago
Secret Gardens August/October 1988
'The universal concept of the secret garden, ancient and hallowed, is vital to psychic life, whether as a creation of the imagination, or as a real place.’    Read More
08-06-2012 2 years 13 weeks ago

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