Loft is a collective formerly based on North Street in Belfast. The collective came out of a need for work space after leaving university. Since 2012 they have grown to encompass a wide range of artistic practices with the common goal to develop individual practices and widen the scope for collaboration.
Loft Belfast members encompass a wide range of Artists and creative practitioners from varying backgrounds. Including, Painting, installation, sculpture, illustration, web, photography and design. The wide range of skills and expertise enabled the group to develop a presence within the city’s art circle without the aid of funding.
Loft is passionate about supporting other creative ideas. During the North Street years the studio opened it’s doors to collaborations with students, emerging Artists, comedy groups and Arts organisations. Leaving a positive impact on the local and wider art community in Northern Ireland.
Today the collective remain active individually and maintain their monthly Drink and Draw event, currently residing at Town Square on Botanic Avenue.
Christina Ellen Maher