b-side

b-side is an artist led arts organisation based in Dorset. We work with and commission artists to make new site-responsive work revealing the marginal, often forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. We invite professional artists to make artworks in response to place: often drawing upon the history, architecture and geography of a particular site or working with communities as a source of inspiration and research.

b-side offers artists a range of opportunities to engage with and respond to its programme – through bursaries, commissions, residencies, artists CPD and work with young people.

There is a b-side festival every two years and continuous developmental work in between. b-side also run 'Outpost' a small project space on the Isle of Portland.

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Opening hours

The b-side project space 'Outpost' is currently only open to the publc when we have a suitable live project running, please see our website for up to the minute information and opening hours.

Address

Outpost
77 Fortuneswell
Portland
Dorset DT5 1LY

01305 568044
[email protected]
www.b-side.org.uk

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The Shambles by Tim Spooner b-side 2016

Image Credit: Paul Box

Variable 4 by Daniel Jones & James Bulley b-side 2014
The Portland Office for Imaginary History by Alistair Gentry b-side 2016

Image Credit: Paul Box

Portland Erratics by Alex Hartley b-side 2014
To-ing Fro-ing by Hywel Davies b-side 2012

Image Credit: Pete Millson

Weymouth Sands by Tony Lopez b-side 2012

Image Credit: Pete Millson

What's on

Ten Views of Golden Cap

Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA

Friday 01 March 2019 – Sunday 26 May 2019

Dorset Art Market

The Avenue Stadium, Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2RY

Saturday 20 April 2019

Drawing with cut paper

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX

Friday 03 May 2019

Open For Art 2019

South Dorset

Saturday 18 May 2019 – Sunday 02 June 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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