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The Vigil Framework
Archive Record Created : 11 Feb 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The Vigil The Framework
Archive Record Created : 11 Feb 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
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.
Archive Record Created : 19 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
First Game The players are invited to create an image of an object using smaller images of different varieties of the same object. The Headwork (a head made up of pictures of heads) and its companion the Sheepwork (a sheep made up of pictures of sheep) are two examples of how this was carried out at the Blackie.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
This was an exhibition of a selection of works from the thousands of banners that made up The Ribbon Of Peace. 50 of the 150 individual banners that came to the UK were exhibited at the Blackie.
Archive Record Created : 19 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 9 months ago
The creation of an environment daily for four weeks.
Archive Record Created : 19 Feb 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 9 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 9 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 9 months 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 9 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
Archive Record Created : 29 May 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 7 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 7 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 7 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 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 7 months ago
 
Archive Record Created : 28 Aug 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 7 months ago

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