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.
Back Lane West sits one street back from Fore Street (the main/high street) in Redruth, Cornwall, UK. Back Lane West, the road from which we take our name is also home to, Murdoch House the first building to be lit by gas light, St Rumon's - a gardens within a ruined church and artist members organisation CMR. Redruth is a former tin mining capital that was once the richest town in the world. Whilst the financial riches and local industries have all but gone, the town's strong heritage and community perseveres.
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