When local journalist and writer, Stephen Pigott, saw The Lost Ones’ Camp Street building three years ago he immediately had an idea. Although he had no real plans for shaping the spaces, the sixmetre high ceilings, the hidden film projection box and the dark underground rooms inspired him. Stephen set about creating the kind of place where he would want to go – turning the upstairs into a contemporary art gallery and performance space, and the downstairs into a rich and warm den of fine spirits and cocktails.
“Everyone is lost at some point, even the most confident amongst us,” explained Stephen. “So as a team we decided to create a space for ‘The Lost Ones’ – those of us who find ourselves seeking something new, something different and something genuine.