We are a non-profit, artist-led residency, project, and meeting space in Redruth, Cornwall.

Whilst we remain closed to the public, we are pleased to announce that artists are now using the project space on an individual basis again.

We are very grateful to be in receipt of public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund.

Bram Thomas Arnold

Bram Thomas Arnold is the first artist to use the Back Lane West project space since the lockdown. His residency is made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Fund.

Bram has previously run an experimental happening called Bibliotherapy For The Anthropocene at Back Lane West and for this residency he will be returning to this work which he has been expanding recently during lockdown in a number of directions working towards the notional prospect of Bibliotherapy For The Quarantine. Outcomes from this work will be shared as part of an online symposium Art, Ecology, Emergency: Sustaining Practice on the 17th of June.


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Jacqui Orly

Jacqui Orly returned to Back Lane West as our artist-in-residence in March. Throughout her practice Jacqui is interested in the façades and tools created by civilisation and etiquette that attempt to sublimate the more barbarous side of human nature and how this succeeds and fails across gender and class.

She used her time in the BLW project space to develop The Dream of Separation; a performance about the inability of self to grasp the dual nature we appear to live in and the consequent suffering that feels like separation but isn’t. Jacqui describes this as mysticism at its most ordinary.

As her time in the space was cut short due to the introduction of National lockdown restrictions we look forward to welcoming Jacqui back at a later date when she can share her work publicly.

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Liz Blum

Liz Blum is a research-based artist whose multi-disciplinary approach produces thematic exhibits of photographs, composite photos and digital manipulations along with video and object based works. Liz is interested in a cross fertilisation of appearances that builds a wider narrative of responsibility and ownership towards pollution and climate change – challenging notions of what it means to contribute and impact the environment.

Liz hosted an open evening at Back Lane West on Thursday 27th February.

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