Lottie McCarthy creates proudly mad, beautifully bonkers spaces, objects, and experiences which draw on her lived experience of mental health disability and neurodivergence. Mediums include beanbags, hungry hippos, textiles, sculpture, prints, illustration, writing and music. Lottie’s aim is to create space for safe, dignified vulnerability which fosters kinder, more curious, and less scared states of being.
Lottie’s work has been exhibited at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, House of Annetta as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Nocturnal Creatures, The Bargehouse, Margate NOW festival, Candid Arts, and published by Cuckoo Publishing in partnership with the Wellcome Collection and We Are Unlimited.
Lottie’s time at Open School East was invaluable for her transition from working in building design to full time artist, and so she’s excited to learn as part of Art School Plus ways to apply her artistic practise to the public realm, and to meet and learn from the selected artists and speakers. Lottie loves collaboration and working in new ways.