Backlit Gallery

Backlit was established in 2008 with the aim of providing recent graduates with an exploratory curatorial space. It has now relocated to a new city centre venue where it has also expanded its repertoire to contemporary artist practice in both visual and performing arts, integrating this with interactive media and technology.

Backlit is committed to supporting innovation through collaborative and participatory activity, and provides a professional platform for new, emerging and experimental artists. The venue has two main gallery spaces which are separated by an avenue of small studios for the resident 21 artists.  It offers an informal environment and uses the world’s first Folding Gallery to accommodate anything from curated exhibitions, live performance, short screenings, critical talks and feedback, workshops as well as late night hospitality.