Quinn by Lottie Davies
Quinn is an installation by photographer, artist and writer Lottie Davies.
It is the fictional story of a young man, William Henry Quinn, who walks from the south west of England to the far north of Scotland in post-Second World War Britain. Although fictional, the work responds to the real-world experiences of young men and women post-trauma in the early 20th century and now.
The project comprises large-format photographs, moving image pieces, ephemera and text vignettes, taking the viewer through a multi-dimensional experience. It is a meditation on grief, loss, loneliness, the human search for meaning, and the possibility of redemption through time and landscape.
Wewiora and Booth have worked with Lottie Davies to realise an exhibition of Quinn that opened in February 2020 at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, curated by Dr Rachel Marsden. Future plans for the project include a national tour across the U.K at various art galleries, and alternative venues in the community.
The exhibition, Quinn - a journey, is now available to view online via a digital exhibition hosted on Google Arts.
Photographs above document the exhibited work of artist, writer and photographer Lottie Davies whilst on public display at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in 2020. The installation photography was also taken by Lottie Davies.