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.

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Archive Record Created : 01 Nov 2017 --- Updated : 3 years 7 months ago
  GOING AWAY GAMES Game 1  Fill in the form below - the questions can be answered in any order you desire - the completed form should be handed to the people in the coffee bar in the room below. 1.  Do you have more fingers and toes than
Archive Record Created : 06 Jun 2017 --- Updated : 4 years ago
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 4 years 11 months ago
The artists below have all exhibited at the Black-E since it start in 1968. Wherever possible we have included the dates and event they were part of, but in some cases we lack this information - 40 years is a long time. Joram Tenbrink  :  Participatory Vigils (1983);
Archive Record Created : 20 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 5 years 4 months ago
This was our first visual arts activity and was a way of decorating the basement area in what was, when we moved in, a very dilapidated building. At the time the building was uded by a number of groups
Archive Record Created : 20 Jan 2016 --- Updated : 5 years 4 months ago
Archive Record Created : 23 Jun 2015 --- Updated : 5 years 11 months ago
The players are invited to move around,  each time they meet another player they create hand-greeting repeating this three times until both partners are happy with the hand-greeting created. Both players must contribute equally to the greeting (that is, the greeting does not reveal one active player and one passive player).
Archive Record Created : 07 May 2015 --- Updated : 6 years 1 month ago
Like Stars In Your Eyes was an installation by Clive Dilnot.  There are  no photographs of this installation.  However the original proposal still exists and represents pretty much what happened.  LIKE STARS IN YOUR EYES  SCULPTURE PIECE FOR GREAT GEORGES
Archive Record Created : 24 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 6 years 4 months ago
The Story behind Brendan MacCormack's guitar concert this Thursday February 4th,  began over a year ago.  In December 1980, a few days before Christmas, the Blackie learned (in company with 40 other Projects nationally) it would not receive a grant from Arts Council in the coming year.
Archive Record Created : 15 Jan 2014 --- Updated : 7 years 4 months ago
Archive Record Created : 02 Aug 2013 --- Updated : 7 years 10 months ago
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This was the Blackie's  second participatory exhibition to be held at the Walker Art Gallery. It was part of Peter Moores’ second exhibition 'Body & Soul' and took place in the last week of this exhibition.
Archive Record Created : 26 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Archive Record Created : 04 Jul 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
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).
Archive Record Created : 10 Aug 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
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.
Archive Record Created : 16 Dec 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Archive Record Created : 29 May 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
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)
Archive Record Created : 08 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
‘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.
Archive Record Created : 27 Aug 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
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.
Archive Record Created : 08 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
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:
Archive Record Created : 27 Aug 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Archive Record Created : 28 Aug 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago


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