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The Policy for the Blackie Gallery included a commitment to showing artists who have traditionally found it more difficult to find outlets for their  work - this included woman artist and artists from minority groups - so Black British artists, disabled artists,  etc.

As part of this policy we exhibited textile works.  This genre of work is usually created by women and too often defined as craft rather than art.

The work ranged from Banners to hats. From the political to the humorous. On the following pages are descriptions of the individual exhibitions. Below you will find a  slide show covering all the textile works. 

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“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
Arpilleras: Textiles from Chile
Archive Record Created : 08 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 6 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 6 months ago
Archive Record Created : 29 May 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 6 months ago
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“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
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..
Archive Record Created : 02 Dec 2017 --- Updated : 1 year 8 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 6 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 8 months ago
Arpilleras: Textiles from Chile
Archive Record Created : 08 Jun 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 6 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 6 months ago
                                                      
Archive Record Created : 08 Sep 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 6 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 8 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
Archive Record Created : 29 May 2012 --- Updated : 1 year 6 months ago

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