PS² Freelands Artist programme (2019-2021)
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).
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 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.
Her practice includes designing, coordinating and developing various visual arts aspects for public programmes including Belfast City Council’s City As A Gallery (2016) and The MAC and Belfast Children’s Festival (2019).
Butler has produced projects in partnership with Belfast City Council, PLACE and TULCA Visual Arts Festival. She is Co-Director of Household, an organisation that works collaboratively with artists, writers, curators and the public to develop thought-provoking projects in the public realm. Butler was a Co-Director and chair of Catalyst Arts (2012–15). She is an associate member of Array Collective and is currently based in Flax Art Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland.