Past exhibitions

Lottie Davies: Memories and Nightmares

By 30. 8. 2011 April 15th, 2019 No Comments

Lottie Davis
Memories and Nightmares

30.08.2011 – 24.09.2011

The exhibition will be opened by Mr. James Hampson, Director of the British Council Slovenia. At the opening, the author, Lottie Davies, will guide us through the exhibition.

Lottie Davis
Memories and Nightmares

The exhibition will be opened by Mr. James Hampson, Director of the British Council Slovenia. At the opening, the author, Lottie Davies, will guide us through the exhibition.

The exhibition is supported by The British Council.

The video from the opening can be viewed here.


Works by Lottie Davies, an artist born in UK, from the series Memories and Nightmares are to be shown at Galerija Fotografija gallery. She has won recognition with numerous awards, including the first prize at the 2011 International Art Laguna Award in Italy, and the Renaissance Photography Prize the same year in London. Her work garnered international acclaim with the image Quints, which won First Prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, has described Davies’ work as ”brilliantly imaginative”.
The project Memories and Nightmares is concerned with images inspired by narratives of individual experience, both real and fictional. It began in 2008, when the artist asked several of her friends to send written accounts of early childhood memories or nightmares. She discovered a rich vein of fascinating stories. .As the artist said in an interview in NymPhoto: ”I also wanted to try a different approach, by creating images from an idea in someone’s head, rather than the ‘found’ images I often shoot. This project is about the tales and myths which we use to tell our own lives; memories, life-stories, beliefs. In many ways, stories and memories are a uniquely human experience; we have used them for generations to illustrate our lives, record ourselves for the future, and to make sense of the past.”

Lottie Davies work is concerned with life-stories and personal histories, memories, beliefs and the tales we use to structure our lives. She takes inspiration from classical and modern painting, cinema and theatre, as well as the imaginary worlds of literature. She employs a deliberate reworking of our visual vocabulary, playing on our notions of nostalgia, visual conventions and subconscious ‘habits of looking’.

Winner, Photographic Art, Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy 2011
Renaissance Photography Prize, London 2011
Prix de la Photographie, Paris: First Prize, Nudes, 2009
Winner, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2008
Association of Photographers Awards 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Best In Category)
International Color Awards 2006, 2007
Schweppes Photographic Portrait Award 2006

Memories and Nightmares, La Chambre, Strasbourg, France, January 2012
Memories and Nightmares, Milan, Italy, February 2012
Memories and Nightmares, Padova, Italy, February 2012
Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris 2010
Fotosintensi, Piacenza, Italy, April 2010
AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York 2010
Paris Photo, Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris 2009
AIPAD, Eric Franck Fine Art, New York 2009
London Art Fair, Eric Franck Fine Art, 2009
Foto 8 Summer Show 2008
PDN Annual 2008
NUJ Photography Exhibition 2007
The Bushmen of the Kalahari 2005
Peabody People 2001


The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organised the Fifth International Art Prize ‘Arte Lagun Art Prizea’ in 2010, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, and the European Institute of Design. The Prize is divided into five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture, video and performance, virtual art.
The works that make it through the jury selection process are then selected by one of the 31 participating galleries, including Galerija Fotografija, which nominate their respective candidates and exhibit their works. At Galerija Fotografija, we chose to nominate the work of Lottie Davies, who later also won the photography section of the Arte Laguna Art Prize competition.

Lottie Davis

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