Ends 21 May 2022
Jane Butler’s 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 can subconsciously affect human experience and how new 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.
During the Freelands Artist Programme, she will create temporary sensory experiences to examine how creative practitioners can reduce passive experiences of the city, and whether a city’s trauma can be understood and treated using approaches informed by mental health and wellbeing.
Jane Butler received a BA Fine Art (Sculpture) from Ulster University in 2009. She has produced public and site-specific projects in partnership with Belfast City Council, PLACE and TULCA Visual Arts Festival, Galway and 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 International, and Belfast Children’s Festival. Butler was a Co-Director and chair of Catalyst Arts (2012-2015) and a studio member at Array Studios (2010-2017). She is based in Flax Art Studios, Belfast.