Back Catalogue: Masterpieces of UK and European Photography

2 August - 14 September 2019

Opening Event: Thursday, 1 August, 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Ursula Arnold (DE), Sibylle Bergemann (DE), Julie Cook (UK), Arno Fischer (DE), Nigel Grimmer (UK), Annelies Oberdanner (AT), Maria Sewcz (DE), Erasmus & Annette Schroeter (DE), James Smith (UK)

What is a portrait? What is landscape art? What questions do artists pose about how we construct and inhabit the world, how we imagine ourselves and our place within it?

These questions are the backbone to much of the visual arts programme organised by Departure Lounge in Luton since 2010. Back Catalogue, is an opportunity to revisit the some of the artists and ideas which have featured in our programme over nearly ten years. The exhibition brings together an international array of artists, and offers audiences the opportunity to examine how photography has changed over nearly 70 years.

Location: 64 Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2EY

The Hat Factory Launch
Friday 6 September 2019, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
To coincide with the relaunch of the Hat Factory, Departure Lounge will host a special late opening of the exhibition on Friday 6 September.

Closing Event & Lecture 
Saturday 14 September 2019, 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Join Departure Lounge Director and Curator, Matthew Shaul for an illustrated lecture on East German Photography 1949-1990

Back Catalogue is organised by Departure Lounge in partnership with Luton Culture.

Back Catalogue | Press Release

Thursday, Friday, Saturday
13.00 - 18.00


64 Bute Street,
Luton, LU1 2EY

In partnership with The Culture Trust Luton

In order to ensure the safety of our staff and audience members, we kindly ask all visitors to:
  • Wear a face covering
  • Use the hand sanitiser provided before entering the gallery space

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Departure Lounge Contemporary Art
Community Interest Company
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