Back Lane West

BACK LANE WEST (BLW) is a non-profit, artist-led residency, project, and meeting space in Redruth, Cornwall. Its aims are to support critically engaged visual art practice and artists' professional development. Central to this is the commitment to develop regional, national, and international networks of exchange, discussion, and opportunity, and contribute to the building of a nationally and internationally connected, contemporary visual art community in the South West.

Established in 2009, BLW’s largely self-sustained project has grown into a regular programme of artists’ residencies, exchanges, exhibitions, performances, screenings, talks & discussions. We have developed links & collaborations with other artist-led groups – CINESTAR now shares our space - NPOs, curators, HE institutions, & community groups, regionally, nationally, & increasingly internationally.

BLW's core programme is grounded in its artists'/groups'/collaboratiors' self-funded residencies, projects and events. We therefore continue to welcome proposals - application details can be found on the BLW website.

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9 Back Lane West
Cornwall TR15 2BT

01326 376484

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Rod Maclachlan, Inland Art Festival

Image Credit: Roderick Maclachlan - Inland Art Festival

PLASIZMO, Rosie McGinn

Image Credit: Rosie McGinn - PLASIZMO

Arabella Pio at BLW

Image Credit: Arabella Pio - Inland Art Festival

Nayoung Kim, china clay research

Image Credit: Nayoung Kim - residency

Working at BLW

Image Credit: Kirsty Lowry - One for the Frog

Artists in Conversation 4

Image Credit: Sarah Ciurysek & Lisa Hirmer - Artists in Conversation

Harrison & Wood, Inland Art Festival

Image Credit: Harrison & Wood - 10 x 10

STRYX Birmingham, collaborative exchange

Image Credit: STRYX, Birmingham - Exchange residency

What's on

Groundwork: Steve Rowell, Points of Presence

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Old Cable Lane, Porthcurno TR19 6JX

Thursday 21 June 2018 – Monday 01 April 2019

Autumn Workshop: Tapestry Weaving & Colour Blending

Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

Saturday 10 November 2018 – Monday 11 November 2019

Materiality: Provisional States

Hestercombe Gallery, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8LG

Saturday 10 November 2018 – Sunday 24 February 2019

On Paper

Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath, BA2 4AT

Saturday 01 December 2018 – Sunday 17 February 2019

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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