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Ania Bas

Ania Bas is an artist who works across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange. Through her work she explores ways of working, making and thinking together that can challenge modes of participation, bring together people from diverse communities and make art relevant in everyday life. 

Ania is a co-founder of The Walking Reading Group, a project that facilitates knowledge exchange in an intimate and dynamic way through discussing texts whilst walking together (launched in 2013).  

Ania Bas's b-side Portfolio

Portland Library

Text Outside a Book

Monday 2nd June 2014 (All day)

Tophill Library and The Sugar Loaf Cafe welcomed b-side artists Ania Bas and Paul Soulellis.

Ania Bas based herself at The Sugar Loaf...

crowd on beach

b-side Festival 2014

5th14th September 2014

A programme of original work sometimes poignant or challenging, sometimes celebratory and frequently witty. The work was displayed on footpaths,...

Performers at sea front

b-side Festival 2018

7th15th September 2018

The festival showcased the very best in contemporary art, made in response to this beautiful, intriguing and extraordinary island. Over 15,000...


The Walking Reading Group on Care. Photo by Rosie Lonsdale.

Birds, Pexies and Mills - The Medieval Windmills Walk

9th September
St George's Church

A walk through the Lawnsheds, sheep tracks and medieval windmills tracing women’s rights and folk tales.

Performative, guided walks

The Walking Reading Group on Care. Photos by Rosie Lonsdale.

Storms, Rocks and Thrills - The West Weares Walk

8th September
Quiddles Cafe

A walk through shipwrecks and misleading rocks leading up the hill to quarries in search of hair-raising views and rare wildlife.

The Walking Reading Group on Care. Photo by Rosie Lonsdale.

Lost paths and freedoms - The East Weares Walk

11th September
Portland Museum

A coastal walk in pursuit of lost paths, via railways tracks, naval matters and Skylark Durston’s poems.

Performative, guided walks