Housed in Portaferry Visitor Information Centre the Loft Gallery showcases the local artist's work

The Loft Gallery is home to the well-established "Art in the Loft" exhibition series which showcases the work of a wide range of artists, craftspeople and designer makers. 

Saturday 31 March-Sunday 29 April

Exhibition; ‘Coast’ by Printmaker Diane Cowan

This exhibition will feature a series of monoprints of and around the coastline of County Down.

Saturday 5-Saturday 26 May

Exhibition; 'Connecting with the Land - An Artist's Journey from Donegal to Down' by Artist Mary Feeney

This exhibition comprises of oil paintings depicting Mary’s impressions of the rugged beauty of counties Donegal and Down.

Saturday 2nd June-Sunday 1st July 

Exhibition; ‘On The Edge’ by Ceramicist Mary Pearson

An exhibition by local ceramic artist Mary Pearson features mixed media pieces in clay, ceramic and plant fibers.

Saturday 7 July-Sunday 29 July

Exhibition; ‘Felt Alive’ by Feltmakers North

The collection includes 2D and 3D pieces designed and hand-crafted using wool, silk and other natural materials. This exhibition reflects how these artists approach this ancient craft through their individual interpretations of ‘Felt Alive’.

Saturday 4-Sunday 26 August

Exhibition; ‘Linen Futures 2018’ curated by Jane McCann and Cecilia Stephens.

This exhibition ( linked to the ‘Linen Biennale 2018’)  represents a small group of makers from South Wales and Northern Ireland with the focus on innovative approaches to the celebration of our NI linen and flax heritage. 

Opening Times

  • Good Friday - last Friday in September: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
  • September - Easter
  • Closed


  • Free

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