What We Do
Established in 2011, Pollen Studios and Gallery is an organisation committed to providing an open and accessible contemporary arts platform in Belfast city centre. We are an a self funded, artist led group with the flexibility to arrange events at short notice. Our programming is determined by committee.
Utilising a proactive community orientated educational arts program, the organisation delivers unique socially sited projects that aim to foster civic and cultural enrichment of the city. In addition, Pollen works with international network of artists and collaborators dedicated to promoting performance and live art.
Pollen Studios and Gallery is a registered charity. Charity No. 100099
Upcoming exhibitions and events
Pollen Studios and Gallery invite you to celebrate 10 years of Pollenating. For this milestone anniversary exhibition ‘Still here but not there’ we are delighted to share our new space with our old friends.
We are looking forward to sharing news about where our past members have been Pollenating and sharing our new gallery space with them for an eclectic group show.
Since Jayne Cherry and Stuart Calvin started up the studio in 2011, several busy bees have graced our creative garden. Pollen has been a supportive element in the career of students, emerging, local and international artists. We have continued to be a small, artist led unfunded organisation with charitable status, with programmed monthly events. Our events archive includes performance art, exhibitions, workshops and music and we have forged connections with other organisations such as the University of Ulster and Bbeyond and now Flax Artist Studios.
Current members are Jayne Cherry, Alice Clark, Aimee Magee, Zara Lyness, Aisling Magee and Jose Varandas.
Still Here but not There opens on Thursday 2nd December, 6pm - 9pm
Please note that visitors should wear a mask (unless exempt) and all visitors will need to provide track and trace information. Forms will be available at the entrance.
Pollen Studios and Gallery is located on the 1st floor of 7 North Street, Belfast. There is no lift access to the gallery.
The current members have invited past members to contribute work for this 10th anniversary exhibition and we find out where they have been pollenating since flying the hive. Working closely in a communal studio space creates a special bond between the members and even when members move on to pastures new, the connection remains. We thank every member, past and present, for their contribution to the Pollen and know that each one has been an important part of shaping our footprint in the city's art scene. As times move on and it is increasingly difficult for small organisations to find and maintain affordable artist studio space, we are grateful for the support of our friends for keeping Pollen relevant and present within the city centre. Special thanks to Flax Artist Studios for finding a space for us within their portfolio of artist spaces do that we can be still here.