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

Michael Porter in The Picture Room 2018

Newlyn Art Gallery, New Road, Newlyn, TR18 5PZ

Saturday 29 September 2018 – Saturday 05 January 2019

Many & Beautiful Things

The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL

Saturday 29 September 2018 – Saturday 05 January 2019


The Engine Room,The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, TR18 2NL

Saturday 29 September 2018 – Saturday 05 January 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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