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Foundation Press, Notes On The Black Path

28 January 2020 - 31 May 2020

Artists Foundation Press have spent the past year working with people in South Bank, Middlesbrough. Their artwork ‘Notes On The Black Path’, located along the public footpath off Old Station Road, is a large collage celebrating the historical route known as ‘The Black Path’ and the nearby community of South Bank.

The project began with the creation of a community printing press called ‘Black Path Press’, based at Golden Boy Green Community Centre on Normanby Road. Over the course of 2019, working with groups and individuals, Foundation Press created a collection of books that explored subjects big and small, past, present and future. 

The public artwork redesigned content from across the books, workshops and conversations into a display of posters, information panels and visual experiments. On display, are 15 of the artworks that make up the large collage on the footpath, along with all 36 books made by Black Path Press over the course of the project. Collections of the books have been distributed to individuals living near to the artwork and are on display in museums and local libraries across Redcar & Cleveland.

We have supported the artists in the development and realisation of this project along with a steering group. ‘Notes On The Black Path’ is a Great Place Tees Valley project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England National Lottery Projects. 


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