About Us

Back Lane West is a non-profit, artist-led residency, project, and meeting space in Redruth, Cornwall. Established in 2009, our 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.

Current Team

Patrick Lowry

Founder & Director

Liam Jolly


Past Directors

Jane Lowry Founder
Cat Bagg
Rosie Allan

The Space

Our project space is suitable to host a variety
of events and exhibitions.

Interior photos & floorplanExterior photos

The immediate environment of the space includes Murdoch House and St Rumon’s Gardens


Back Lane West runs adjacent to Fore Street in Redruth and parallel to Redruth high street.

Driving: Travel along Falmouth Road which becomes Penryn Street. Adjacent to the Redruth Bookshop, take the right up Station Hill, there is a pay and display car park on your left. Exit the car park down the stone steps at the bottom right of the car park, BLW is down the bottom of this road.

*Please don’t park on the Back Lane West road*

On Foot: If coming from the Train Station walk down the hill to the Traffic Lights, go down Station road. At the bottom of the hill at the crossroads with the traffic lights, opposite Redruth Book Store turn right, take Back Lane West lane between Hollies Hotel and the building with half of it missing. The entrance to the gallery is just round the corner on the right, No. 9.