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

Open For Art 2019

South Dorset

Saturday 18 May 2019 – Sunday 02 June 2019

Papermaking workshop

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX

Saturday 08 June 2019

b-side Assemblies 04: Making Art in Times of Crisis

Portland Stadium Bowl, Incline Road, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1DP

Friday 28 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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