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.
Pollen Studios and Gallery are looking for new members and inviting creatives to send expressions of interest.
Everyone in Pollen Studios works in an open, shared studio space, we are unable to provide an individual separate studio spaces. We are a group of artists with different art practices that come together to give back to our arts community by providing support and space for events and projects.
Working as a team, Pollen members engage in gallery programming, curating and exhibition management. All our members are involved in running the gallery space.
Benefits of Pollen membership are the opportunities to
-gain experience in the running of a small charitable arts organisation, which offers a platform for experienced and emerging artists alike.
-being an active member of the Belfast Arts scene.
- opportunities to utilise the gallery to curate a shows of your own design
-access to shared, open-plan studio space in the city centre.
You can visit our archive of events and exhibitions on our website.
If you think this sounds right for you, please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the contact form on the website.