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A Spring Happening by Alan Kaprow was first performed at the Reuben Gallery, New York in March1961.  It was recreated at The Blackie by Wendy Harpe in July 1969.  
Archive Record Created : 22 Jul 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 6 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. .   Mags Blackwell :  Sister To Shakespeare (1982).
Archive Record Created : 20 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
                                                      
Archive Record Created : 08 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
 
Archive Record Created : 28 Aug 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 6 months ago
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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
This event was created by DDart, a theatre group from Leeds Polytechnic Fine Art Department which included Jack Whirlpool and J.E.Latham.  We know this because the poster for the event and the publicity material says so.  We have no other paperwork or any idea of what the event was about.  The other thing we have are photographs and these are below.
Archive Record Created : 02 Dec 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
Banners consisted of a display of large banners hung across the site containing thoughts
Archive Record Created : 03 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 7 months ago
The Idea : create a series of slogans around the word 'beam'  - so it drew upon the humour of young
Archive Record Created : 19 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
The Idea:   Decorate the building site for Christmas.
Archive Record Created : 19 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
The Idea was simple - to create a Flower Show on site.  The idea was put to Liverpool City Council's  Department of Recreation and Open Spaces who agreed to do it.
Archive Record Created : 05 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
The Idea.  This installation was created  by Robin Riley; (his second installation for Building Sight); the following is his description of it. "Ghost Riders In The Sky (title of song) was used as sound for the event.
Archive Record Created : 10 Dec 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
This was the first  of the Building site installations. It was a work by performance artists Shirley Cameron and Roland Miller. The Idea  Shirley, Roland and their twin babies would 'live'  on the building site for the day. 
Archive Record Created : 02 Dec 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
Level was the first of three installations created by Liverpool sculptor Robin Riley. 
Archive Record Created : 15 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
Light Now was an installation created by artist
Archive Record Created : 05 Nov 2014 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago

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