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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.

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The Idea
Archive Record Created : 02 Nov 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
The Eye  And Ear Concert was the second in a series of three conc
Archive Record Created : 08 Aug 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
 Videoing 'Education Of The Girl Child'  The Education Of A Camera Crew. This was one of the few occassions in the Blackie's history when we set out to produce a video of a performance by a visiting artist. The performance was by Meredith Monk as part of her 1972 visit.
Archive Record Created : 15 Jul 2013 --- 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
“Great claims are made for the pen, the brush and the sword, but the needle can be as sharp, as mighty and as moving”  Dawn Pavitt. 100 years of Womens Banners was a Grade 2 travelling exhibition and included historical material.
Archive Record Created : 09 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
                                                      
Archive Record Created : 08 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
“Many minds, but one heart.” (Chelmsford Branch banner of the NUGW). All of the banners collected together for this exhibition, with the exception of the Suffrage banner, were the work of women in Merseyside and the North West. Some of them were simply made – produced quickly for a demonstration; some of them contained months and months of intricate work and patience.
Archive Record Created : 08 Sep 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
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
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THE DIY OF OBSTACLE COURSE GAMES The creation of an obstacle course is a game in itself, and may indeed be structured as a game for players to undertake before they venture into an obstacle course of their own creation.
Archive Record Created : 06 May 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
The four games described in this chapter are upside-down versions of the party games musical chairs and pic-a-stick, the playground game tig (or tag), and 'blind man's buff'.  Turning a familiar children's game or competition upside-down, however, is not easy.  It only seems easy and natural after it has been done. 
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
This games was played over two weeks and the intention of the game was to end up with a photographic exhibition of Doors and Gates.
Archive Record Created : 16 Sep 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
Dotto (originally titled ‘Thirty Something’ after a TV series exploring the lives of 30 year olds) was a game invented to celebrate our 3rd decade 1998-2008.  We started playing it in 1998 and played on until we left the building for redevelopment in 2003  
Archive Record Created : 10 Mar 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 3 months ago
Down To Earth was originally created as a way of providing the basis for debate and creative activities for the Second Merseyside Gathering of Community Artists February 1978.  It was staged as a day-long game and took place in an empty 3-storey warehouse in the centre of Liverpool
Archive Record Created : 04 Aug 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Below major problems in farming are followed by solutions both for the farmers and for the community artists.     PROBLEM YOU HAVE BURNT OFF THE FOREST COVER ON YOUR MOUNTAIN LAND TO PLANT CROPS, YOUR SOIL IS NOW BEING WASHED AWAY DOWN THE SLOPE BY HEAVY RAINFALL, YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE LAND TO PRESERVE THE SOIL, AND STILL MAKE A PROFIT
Archive Record Created : 15 Oct 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
Down To Earth has had two outings, the first being staged as a day-long game in February 1978.  See Down To Earth 1978.
Archive Record Created : 04 Aug 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 2 months ago
The Down To Earth booklet was produced after Down To Earth 1978. It contains the thoughts which informed and arose from the event itself.
Archive Record Created : 10 Oct 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 4 months ago
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