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Auction House and Back Lane West are delighted to announce a new collaboration for 2023 with 𝗔𝗛 𝘅 𝗕𝗟𝗪, a series of exhibitions due to take place at Back Lane West in Redruth over the next 12 months.

Known historically as a residency space, BLW has hosted artists from all over the world during the past 15 years, but has not often staged standalone exhibitions, until now. With Auction House being temporarily without a home, we were delighted to accept the offer to work with BLW on a series of shows that complement the excellent program of residencies and projects that BLW already offers.

There will be three in total this year, with the first in this series being with Portrait of Britain Award 2020 and 2021 winner, photographer Becky Tyrrell, and her project, The Last Raceway.

Read on for more information and follow both AH and BLW on Instagram for regular updates of other forthcoming events.


The Last Raceway

Exhibition: Saturday 17 June – Saturday 24 June.

Open: 11-5pm Fri & Sat (or by appointment)

Opening reception: Friday 16 June, 5-9pm

The Last Raceway tells the story of the United Downs banger racing track in St Day, near Redruth, which is currently under threat of demolition after 50 years of activity. With plans in place to build a new tourist attraction on the site, if successful this would mark the end of a significant part of local history, as well as cutting off a lifeline for many.

The body of work was made over 18 months and is part celebration, part protest – documenting an important part of Cornish history and the dedicated community who have used the track for generations.

We are delighted to be working with Becky on our first AH x BLW collaboration and look forward to welcoming you to view this thrilling exhibition in June.

Opening reception, Friday 16 June 5pm – 6pm. All very welcome

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Falmouth Fine Art 3rd Year Exhibition

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Week four of Falmouth 3rd year Fine Art Residencies

For this final residency week we are pleased to be hosting artist Artists Annie Myhill, Jill Sale, Kirstie Chapman, and Isobel Garner.

Wash away the stagnant every day.
Cleanse the dullness clouding your senses,
These unseen and overlooked constants are cursed to loop as they happen again,
and again,
and again,
and again,

These constants will lull you to sleep,
Your numb brain is consumed with the mundane.
Returning to putty.
As it slips through my fingers.

Hold still natural progression,
inevitable change.
Open your blind eyes to reveal the hidden figures.
And the beings emerge.

Watch this space for week five updates when all 3rd year resident artist will be working on a collaborative exhibition

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