Founded in 2008, BACKLIT is an internationally renowned artist-led, public gallery and studios supporting arts and culture in Nottingham.

Housed in a historic Victorian building Est. 1872, the galleries feature across three floors, alongside our creative studios.

Since opening, we continue to support local communities and the public with our yearly free programme of exhibitions, events, and workshops.


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BACKLIT offers a range of spaces from our galleries, project and learning spaces, and screening rooms that provide a unique and inspiring backdrop perfect for exhibitions, photoshoots, filming locations, product launches, film screenings or special events.