BACK LANE WEST is a non-profit, artist led, residency, project, and meeting space in Redruth, Cornwall. Its aims are to support and encourage critically engaged contemporary art practice and artists' professional development, while contributing to the growth of a regionally, nationally and internationally connected, open cultural community and network in the South West.

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Back Lane West Skills Sessions this November 2018:

This Autumn, Back Lane West is partnering up with some of Cornwall’s most exciting artists and makers to bring you two artist intensives, introducing you to some of the resources available in the county, helping to build on your current practice and find contemporary ways of using traditional skills

Sun 4th Nov Emulsion Screen Print at Kiwi Print Studio
For more information and to book: Eventbrite

Sat 10th & Sun 11th Nov Ceramics Workshop at Brickworks
For more information and to book: Eventbrite


Our Artist in Residence for October is
Gery Georgieva

Image: Gery Georgieva, The Blushing Valley, install view


Talk & Dinner
6pm Saturday 6th October, 2018

Join us to hear more about Gery's practice.

Register here for your free place

Food will be vegetarian - please email with any other dietary requirments.

This is a free event, however we would be very grateful for any donations in advance or on the night, which will help us to continue running events of this kind.

Open Evening
5.30pm - 8.30pm, Tuesday 30th October, 2018

A final chance to meet Gery and to see some of her work at the end of her residency period.


Gery is a graduate of the Royal Academy and Goldsmiths, who was commissioned by Frieze for her artist film programme in 2015 and is the 2017 recipient of the Gaudenz B. Ruf Award.

Her work encompasses video, performance, multimedia installations and occasional musical collaborations (under her stage name Vera Modena).

"Creating lo-fi assemblages and film sets in her studio for performative to-camera improvisations, she uses the immediacy of her own body as material to consider the construction of authenticity, taste and belonging. DIY glamour and an elaborate layering of references across costume, props and set create an ambiguous cultural vernacular often rooted in pop music, showbiz and traditional folk heritage. Revealing moments that capture the promise of empowerment, often constructed and filtered through multifarious layers of digital appropriation and mainstream manipulation, Georgieva examines how we configure and re-configure our cultural identities." RA 2016