Creative integrity, collaboration and craftsmanship are the core of Lumina.
The founder of Lumina Gallery is Anette Skuggedal. She is passionate about promoting contemporary photography, exhibiting international artists and working closely with private collections and buyers. the Gallery represent artists who are committed to the photographic image and its potential to expand the boundaries of contemporary art.
For the past 10 years, Anette Skuggedal has run PUG Oslo, producing exhibitions in a diversity of spaces, both public and private, and cooperating with international festivals and museums, such as Kyotografie in Kyoto and Fotografiska in Stockholm. PUG Oslo has exhibited a number of artists including Sally Mann, Roger Ballen, Joyce Tenneson, and Arno Minkkinen, among others. In 2017, the gallery changed names to Lumina Gallery, in a new space called Røverstaden in the center of Oslo, a dynamic cross-cultural home for photography, and a hub for Workshops ,seminars & bookshop.
Our main exhibition space features solo and group shows by leading names in Norwegian and international photography. We host public artist talks and seminars, as well as think-tank events that bring together creative minds focused on innovative ways of creating narrative expression across mediums. We also house a bookstore and library dedicated to photography, including rare and out of print editions. At our core, Lumina is an active creative space for workshops, mentoring groups, portfolio reviews, and master classes with visiting artists. While our focus is the photographic medium, being connected to a broad international community of other visual artists, filmmakers, musicians, and writers who understand the value of narrative collaboration. Our goal is to enrich the Norwegian photographic community, building bridges between artist and audience and between fine art and documentary practices to further the exposure of visual-based storytelling. We believe visual stories have a capacity to create vital connections and incite awareness and change.