Concept-led into an exploration of authentic aesthetic and artistic expression, my work plays between multiple visual art mediums, such as textiles, sculpture, photography, written word and installation. Developing tactile pieces through academic research, personal reflection and visual practices, I explore story-telling through honesty and humour to cultivate culture change within the arts. With research focusing on spaces, socially engaged art and reflective identity exploration, I aim to work with assembling community nests. Formed through an adoration of creative collectives, vulnerability and taking the piss out of yourself, my ideas play alongside collaged concepts of nostalgic narratives, ceramics and cracked concrete - finding the light and meaning within the little moments.    


Education :

MA Creative Education : Making Learning - Plymouth College of Art

- Deferred completion 

- Awarded Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Trust Travel Grant

Textile Design BA (Hons) - Falmouth University

- Awarded First Class Honours degree

- Dissertation Prize winner for Fashion & Textile Institute 


Ceramics with Found Objects and Mixed Media - West Dean Short Course

- Bursary awarded from The Edward James Foundation 


Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Arts University Bournemouth


Research :


Introspection : A Theoretical Exploration into the Internal & External Self 


How do we use an assemblage of objects to convey a constructed sense of self?

Lottie Matthews © 2020
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