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The Idea:  African Connections was a project which explored the links between traditional African dances and contemporary social dances.  It led to the creation and exhibition of 24 Batiks plus the creation of 24 flick books illustrating the chosen dances.. You will find a full description of African Connections under Dance  by clicking here. African Connections  took place over 5 years - it started with research - followed by bringing the…


Created : Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 16:06
Updated : Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 07:09


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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…


Created : Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 08:54
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:11


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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. 'Access Is A State Of Mind' was conceived by Audrey Melville Barker, with artworks by Mark Chesters, Robert Chesters…


Created : Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 20:03
Updated : Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 07:01


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