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

Manon de Boer: Bella, Maia and Nick (From nothing to something to something else, part 1)

Kestle Barton

Saturday 05 May 2018 – Sunday 08 July 2018

Groundwork: Christina Mackie

The Kings Room, National Trust Godolphin, Godolphin Cross TR13 9RE

Saturday 05 May 2018 – Sunday 24 June 2018

Janet Cardiff - Forty Part Motet

Richmond Chapel, Tolver Road, Penzance, TR18 2AB

Friday 25 May 2018 – Monday 27 August 2018

Groundwork: Janet Cardiff, Forty Part Motet

Richmond Chapel, Tolver Place, Penzance TR18 2AB

Friday 25 May 2018 – Monday 27 August 2018

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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