Jane Butler is an artist and organiser specialising in public and site-specific projects. Butler received a BA in Fine Art (Sculpture) from Ulster University (2009). She has produced projects in partnership with Belfast City Council, PLACE and TULCA Visual Arts Festival. Her practice includes designing, coordinating and developing various visual arts aspects for public programmes including Belfast City Council’s City As A Gallery, The MAC and Belfast Children’s Festival. She is currently co-director of Household, a associate member of Array Studios & Collective and currently based in Flax Art Studios, Belfast. She is currently on the PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2019-2021.
Jane Butler explores how the processes of the mind connect with the body and to our external environment.
Her architectural interventions, installations and photography-based works are informed by elusive memories and neurological effects. She utilises surfaces, text, colour and light to explore how the formal aspects of artworks subconsciously affect human experience, and how advances in neuroscience influence how architects and urban planners shape cities.
She is interested in the unseen potential of existing urban structures and predominantly works site-specifically to generate poetic responses to city life and connect public and private states.
Research Residency, Roof Experiments, Ps2, 2020
It Rose (Like a Black Sun)*, plexiglass and film, Flax Studios, 2019
Site/Sanctuary, dichroic glass, 2020