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
[email protected]

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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

Family Saturdays

Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF

Monday 01 October 2018 – Thursday 31 October 2019

Craft Workshops

Various Venues

Friday 08 February 2019 – Tuesday 31 December 2019

Jon England: Hour Hands

Market House Museum, 32 Swain St, Watchet TA23 0AD

Wednesday 27 March 2019 – Friday 08 November 2019

The Art of the Potter: Somerset Slipware

Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DB

Tuesday 02 July 2019 – Saturday 09 November 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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