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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Alice Mahoney ______________ Open Evening

Join our current artist in residence Alice Mahoney for an open evening on

Friday 27th April 2018
17.00 - 20.30

Working with a wide range of mediums and found materials, using video, sound, print and sculpture, Alice Mahoney's work explores the seductive nature of surface, materials, and forms, and how they can profoundly affect our experience.

Mahoney's work investigates desire in popular culture, questioning why and how we are attracted to things. She is interested in how objects can be presented to us - differently as a consumer or as a viewer in other contexts.


Upcoming events and residencies...

Shaun C Badham - The Plotlanders

Artist in residence from 30th April - 18th May,
Shaun Badham will be hosting an open evening on

Thursday 17th May, 17:00 - 20:30.

Badham will be producing a new body of work for Back Lane West Residency titled The Plotlanders. 'The Plotlanders’ were a community who resided in Laindon in Basildon, Essex (the artists hometown) between 1900s and 1970s. The Plotlanders were known for their strong community ties and DIY ethos, as many built there own homes from scratch, at times using unconventional means. In 1949 Basildon was designated as a New Town, which led to multiple compulsive purchase orders on the Plotlanders.

Shaun has worked for the last three years with Laindon District Community Archive that have set out to preserve the Plotland history. Shaun has recently begun to re-explore previous Plotlands sites discovering old wells, foundations and bricks embedded in the ground. This image of bricks will be the starting point for this new body of work and a series of brick making workshops at the gallery.


Also coming up:

Falmouth Graduate Residencies and Eleonore Pano-Zavaroni!