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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I'm Westward Ho! Launch Event
Friday 23rd August, 6-9pm
Stuart Robinson has created a mobile, moving artwork exploring his childhood journeys from the Midlands to coastal holidays in the South West. It features a 1980s Volvo 340 and a large Neon style arrow.

I'm Westward Ho! is part art homage, part personal journey, part wacky races and part creative investigation of the place holidays have in our lives.

September's Artist in Residence

Our September artist in residence will be Sophie Blagden. Sophie is an artist and facilitator, whose practice includes sound, print, sculpture and costume.

Her works often reference places on the edge of a city, tucked in by green belts and infrastructure that is pushed outwards: ring roads, waste facilities, nature reserves. During her time at Back Lane West Sophie will be researching the Great Crested Newt as a symbol of slowness and resistance.

Sophie Blagden's research is supported by a Jerwood Bursary.

For more information on Sophie's work visit



Sophie Blagdon