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Arpilleras: Textiles from Chile
Archive Record Created : 08 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 7 months ago
'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.’   
Archive Record Created : 08 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 7 months ago
Archive Record Created : 29 May 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 7 months ago
This exhibition was aimed towards reflecting individual interpretations, through the medium of textiles, of the concept of a family, whether it be in the form of a visual metaphor as with Liz Pembroke’s work or perhaps, more simply, as a response to the presence of a particular member of a family, as with Betty Myerscough. The Artists and Their Work:
Archive Record Created : 21 Feb 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 7 months ago
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 7 months ago
Many Hands Make Art Work was the Blackie’s 5th  Rainbow Project
Archive Record Created : 09 Mar 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 7 months ago
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.
Archive Record Created : 15 Jul 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
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.
Archive Record Created : 10 Jan 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 8 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 7 months ago
The Movie Movie Show (The Pneuwritten) was a collaboration between the artist John Latham and the Event Structure Research Group led by Jeff Shaw from Holland.  The thinking behind the show, their influences and the approach of ERG is explained in some detail in the leaflet at the bottom of this which acted as a programme for the audience.  The following is an extract from the programme which set out how t
Archive Record Created : 29 Jul 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
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November Dreams was a performance piece created by Liverpool poet an
Archive Record Created : 04 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The Idea :  To create a rainbow across the site. 
Archive Record Created : 03 Dec 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The Idea.  Sailing is about imagination. Combine the unfinished building and figures sailing in a mesh of steel girders. Could they go through the walls and into space? Sailing was Robin Riley's second contribution to Building Sight.  It was installed by Robin and his son Simon. The above is Robin's description of the installation.
Archive Record Created : 18 Dec 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The Idea:  to drape fresh seaweed over the beams.
Archive Record Created : 15 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The installation consisted of slides of the internal structures of the building material being used on the site. So slides of concrete, steel, bricks, etc. The slides were sourced from laboratories, and universities.  Overall there were 81 slides.  They were projected from within the site on a large screen on the back wall. 
Archive Record Created : 12 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
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.
Archive Record Created : 19 Sep 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Light on Sight was an event done to celebrate Wendy Harpe's birthday based on her Vigil For Peace.  The site was strongly lit, people clothed in black moved slowly along the beams placing lit night lights at the junctions wherever girders/ beams met.
Archive Record Created : 07 Jan 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
Carnum et Ciclum was created by Leopoldo Maler as an event to celebrate  the original auditorium Below is the leaflet/poster  which announced the event  ________________________________________________________________              CARNEM ET CICLUM
Archive Record Created : 16 Oct 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The game begins with the players going on a journey to an agreed destination.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 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 9 months ago

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