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Stuart Woodman

‘BACK LANES’ – Stuart Woodman

Stuart, resident artist for June 2014, will explore walks radiating from Back Lane West – an area of Cornwall once known as “the richest square mile anywhere on earth” – documenting them photographically, and producing a small publication.

Saturday 21st June – Guided walk, 11am – 1pm
Join the artist this coming Saturday 21st June for a guided walk around some of the roads, footpaths and public rights of way in the area surrounding Back Lane West.

Thursday 3rd July – Opening, 7pm – 9pm
Exhibition of residency work – including wild food bar and buffet prepared by the artist.


My work often starts with a walk. Its always a good way to find inspiration and is often the starting point for a particular project. The end result can vary greatly, be it a photograph, a book, a text piece or a painting.

The idea behind my residency at Back Lane West came about from exploring the area around where I live, in the countryside on the outskirts of Redruth. Walking the roads, tracks and paths I discovered a deep seam of history, an area of Cornwall once known as “the richest square mile anywhere on Earth”.

My residency seeks to build on this exploration and turn it into a focused project entitled ‘Back Lanes’, walking the rights of way in the area radiating out from Back Lane West and documenting them photographically and culminating in a small publication.