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Gallery Games

Gallery Games (or what we call Artful Games) are those games which result in a work, some of these works have a short life others have been mounted and are regularly displayed under the heading ' The Games of Art'. 

So the Games of Arts consists of imaginative artworks created over the last 40 years of 'Artful Games'; and texts explaining the nature and philosophy behind the art of 'creative and cooperative' games : 'Absolute freedom within very definite limits'. This follows a principle that Paul Taylor, American Choreographer once explained as : 'give yourself a set of simple limitations and do the best you can'.

The artworks were all made with the very same elements, giving every player the same opportunities, the same materials and the same set of rules - and creating for each game a 'family' of works.. The exhibition includes 'Bird Works', where collages of birds were created using a different selection of materials each week, for example electrical, office, gardening and fishing materials. Another art piece on display is entitled 'Dotto' where each participant was provided with 30 randomly placed dots on a piece of card. These could then be changed or altered metamorphosing into objects such as birds, insects and dancing figures.

In the games within this section the works produced by the games are exhibited under the title The Games of Art unless it says otherwise.

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Archive Record Created : 16 Sep 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
This Exhibition resulted from a Meeting And Greeting Game.
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
The 43  exhibition began to come to life on 26 May 2011 with… AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY
Archive Record Created : 07 Jun 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 6 months ago
The Birds Works came out of The Flower Works, originally a Gallery Game played in staff games sessions and then played with young people in playschemes both at the Blackie and on tour.
Archive Record Created : 16 Sep 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 6 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 6 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 7 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 8 months ago
As an introduction to the game the players are divided into small groups and asked to consider what properties qualify an object for the title "A Museum Piece" - and also what properties qualify an object to be on display inside a museum.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
A game in which groups of players are invited to enclose the greatest possible areas of land using as their boundaries lines of communication between all members of the group.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
Working in small groups the players are invited to use photography to make a collage depicting an object and its reflection in water. The object chosen is to be depicted using photographic images of water while the object’s ’reflection' is to  be depicted in photographic images of the object itself.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
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The 43  exhibition began to come to life on 26 May 2011 with… AN INVITATION TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY
Archive Record Created : 07 Jun 2015 --- Updated : 1 year 6 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 7 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 8 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 6 months ago
Archive Record Created : 16 Sep 2013 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
This Exhibition resulted from a Meeting And Greeting Game.
Archive Record Created : 30 Apr 2016 --- Updated : 1 year 5 months ago
As an introduction to the game the players are divided into small groups and asked to consider what properties qualify an object for the title "A Museum Piece" - and also what properties qualify an object to be on display inside a museum.
Archive Record Created : 18 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
A game in which groups of players are invited to enclose the greatest possible areas of land using as their boundaries lines of communication between all members of the group.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 8 months ago
Working in small groups the players are invited to use photography to make a collage depicting an object and its reflection in water. The object chosen is to be depicted using photographic images of water while the object’s ’reflection' is to  be depicted in photographic images of the object itself.
Archive Record Created : 17 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 8 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 8 months ago

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