Not Going Shopping

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Not Going Shopping challenges societal perceptions of LGBTQ people. Luvera undertook participatory photography work with the LGBTQ community in Brighton and Hove to develop a photographic body of work that documents the lived experience of marginalised individuals and challenges public perceptions. Not Going Shopping was commissioned by Photoworks, Pink Fringe and New Writing South for Queer in Brighton, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Brighton and Hove City Council.

This has led to a series of practice research approaches and outputs including:
1.An outdoor exhibition in the public realm across the city of Brighton and Hove, from Feb to March 2014.
2.Private online spaces to communicate ideas and provide support
3.A poly-vocal blog
4.Exhibition in the public realm in Bristol in 2015
5.Featured exhibition in the public realm in Malmö as part of Malmö Fotobiennal Contemporary Activism 2015
6.Invited keynote participation in exhibition Photo50: Gravitas, curated by Christiane Monarchi (Photomonitor) at the London Art Fair in 2017
7.A series of community newspapers documenting the outcomes, published and distributed freely across the cities of Brighton (2014), Malmo and Copenhagen (2015), and London (2017), featuring contributions by Jason E Bowman (Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg), and Professor Matt Cook (Birkbeck, University of London).
8.Brighton and Museum Art Gallery acquired the work in 2016 for permanent public display in the museum's social history galleries.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon Art Fair; Brighton Museum and Gallery; Malmö Fotobiennal; IC Visual Lab, Bristol; Photoworks, Brighton.
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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