b-side is an internationally recognised
and locally loved arts organisation
on the Isle of Portland in Dorset

Three images depicting a woman, a man and a group of people beside their posters created for Lockdown Art Exhibitions

Artist/Illustrator Commission

Deadline -
Monday 22nd March 2021 - 5:00pm

We are looking for a Weymouth or Portland based artist/illustrator to create a comic strip style illustration of a section of our Annual Report...

A photograph of the outside of the b-side project space on Portland exhibitiing large colourful posters created by Portland residents

OUTPOST LOCKDOWN EXHIBITIONS - Sophie Fretwell and Carol Cruickshank

2nd26th March 2021

During the lockdown, many people have been rekindling their love of making - baking, sewing, painting, drawing and crafting we want to celebrate


New Curators

Monday 1st February 2021 (All day)

We are so pleased to announce our team of New Curators for 2021.

Over the next nine months they will be part of a programme of mentoring...

The b-side festival 2020 logo - circles


b-side festival 2021

09 - 12 September 2021

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