Mandy McIntosh is an artist from Glasgow who makes Community Art, Moving Image/Animation, Textiles, Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. She also writes and makes music. She is currently developing art for a public place, exploring The Duty of Care and an historic court case originating in Paisley which underpins this globally significant legislation. This will be her first public sculptural work, cast in bronze.
Recent works include collaborations with third sector and statutory support organisations, such as Women’s Aid and others, which has involved creative self-publishing through group work. She is currently working as a lead community artist in Ferguslie Park, based at The Tannhill Centre. Other recent projects include Hap Up Easterhouse at Platform for Glasgow International 2016, Yird Muin Starn for Galloway Dark Sky park and The Thunderbird’s Ballad, an animation for Channel Four commissioned by Animate Uk. Her films have been screened and broadcast nationally and internationally including Hors Piste, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Bradford Animation Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival and many others. In 2004 her project Weightless Animals was awarded a BAFTA for best interactive media.
Mandy has previously worked within the NHS as an artist engaged in the context of mental health in acute and community settings and has a focus in her work of placing strong aesthetic principles combined with community development learning at the heart of making art with other people. She is also deeply invested in textile making, printing manually and digitally as well as tapestry weaving. Her unique knitting work has also appeared internationally in several books and as a former knit and print designer with KENZO she maintains an interest in fashion and surface design. Mandy also curates a small library of craft books and has done so since 1979.