Susan A. Barnett— AWEARNESS Luton

30 September 2016  - 19 November 2016

The first project in Departure Lounge’s new location the STOREFRONT will feature artist Susan A. Barnett and the international photographic group the AWEARNESS project, creating a photographic collection that records the ever-changing messages found on the back of T-Shirts. These non-traditional portraits reveal the wearer’s hopes, beliefs, affiliations and personal mantras. Fascinated by the remarkable harmony between the town’s different communities, the AWEARNESS project is inviting Lutonians to design their own series of t-shirts for AWEARNESS Luton and be photographed wearing them.

AWEARNESS Luton aims to create a diverse and fascinating mosaic of opinions and attitudes in and about Luton. A selection of the final submissions will be printed onto t-shirts and displayed in the Storefront. Applicants will be invited to wear their t-shirt and be photographed by Barnett.

Location: 64 Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2EY

AWEARNESS Luton is organised by Departure Lounge in collaboration with Luton Culture and is part of ‘As You Change, So Do I’ a three-year programme of public art events funded by Arts Council England’s Luton Investment Programme.


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
Registered company no. 12578844