ABOUT

Sally Butcher is an independent artist, lecturer and researcher based in Birmingham,UK.

Her artwork is underpinned by an interest in female subjectivity, desire and the place of the body. Her practice explores boundaries of gendered surfaces, particularly the spaces between the natural and the cultural, body and image, inside and out.

Sally holds an MA Cultural Studies with Distinction from Lancaster University, a BA Fine Art with First Class Hons from Leeds University. She works as a part time lecturer at Birmingham Metropolitan College, leading the Foundation Diploma and teaching on the HND Fine Art.




Education:
2008-2009         PGCE in Art & Design - Level 7
                          Birmingham City University

2004-2005         MA in Cultural Studies - Distinction
                          University of Lancaster

1999-2003         BA (Hons) in Fine Art - Class 1:1
                          University of Leeds

2001-2002         BA Studio Arts - GPA 4.0
                          University of California, Irvine, USA

1998-1999         BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design - Distinction
                          Sutton Coldfield College of Further Education, Birmingham


Exhibitions:
2018 - 'Insights', 26 May - 3 June, International New School Gallery, Birmingham
2015 - 'Game Over', 28 April-24 July, The Coffin Works, Birmingham
2014 - 'Beforma', 3 Oct -1 Nov, Stryx, Birmingham
2014 - 'Print Biennial', 16 July-23 August, Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, Birmingham
2014 - 'Pen', 15 May-15 June, The Pen Museum, Birmingham
2012 - 'Invasion', 22-30 September, A.E. Harris, Birmingham
2012 - 'Outlined', 27 April-19 May, Minerva Works, Birmingham
2010 - ‘Blacked Out’, 19-28 Aug, Arch 897, London Bridge
2010 - North Worcestershire Open, 6 May-13 June, Artix, Bromsgrove
2010 - Worcester Open, 24 April-26 June, PITT/WAW, Worcester
2009 - ‘Print Now’ (shortlisted), Bearspace Gallery, London Art Fair, Jan 2010
2009 - Arts Fest, 11-13 Sept, Birmingham
2008 - ‘Electric Eclectic’, 10-17 Feb, Custard Factory, Birmingham
2007 - ‘Identity Parade’, 20-25 Feb, Custard Factory, Birmingham
2003 - ‘All Things Considered’, University of Leeds, Leeds
2002 - ‘Am I Famous Yet?’, University of California, Irvine, USA


Awards:
2004 - AHRB Full scholarship for Masters degree qualification


Publications:
WRITINGS
2010 - “Skin Tight”, essay in ‘Haptic Visions, Tangible Images’ – photo book, Isil Onol, PhD Thesis, University of Huddersfield


Gallery Representation:
2017-18 Direct Arts Action, Birmingham


Artist Workshops:
2013 - "Draw Your Story" - City of 1000 Stories, Children’s Hospital, Birmingham
2012 - "Explore Drawing" - City of 1000 Stories, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
2012 - “Exploration of Drawing Narrative" - Birmingham Book Festival Drawing workshop, Birmingham Central Library
2012 - "Project in a Night" - Alternative Drawing workshop, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Birmingham
2011 - “Inside/Out/In-Betweeness" - Digital Art workshop, Cadbury College, Birmingham
2011 - “Expressive Image Transfer" - Printmaking workshop for The Woods, Jane Packman production, mac, Birmingham
2010 - “Lost Happy Endings"- Shadow Puppet Workshop for Carol-Ann Duffy production, mac, Birmingham
2010 - “Surrealist Juxtapositions – Making the Ordinary Extraordinary” - Printmaking workshop, Cadbury College, Birmingham
2010 - “Inside/Outside/Back to Front” - Drawing workshop, Cadbury College, Birmingham
2010 - “Picturing Community” – Painting & Drawing workshop, mac, Birmingham
2009 - "Art & Enterprise" Art, Technology & Business workshops, Lordswood Boys’ School, Birmingham


Professional Memberships:
2011-17 Transient Art- West Midlands art collective, opening up dialogue between art & audience in non-traditional spaces
2009-10  BCU Academic Research Group - creating cohesion between Education and Contemporary Art
2009-11  Postgraduate Art Society - Bournville Centre for Visual Arts, Birmingham City University
2006-07  Moseley Creative Forum - Moseley, Birmingham





Email:  info@sallybutcher.com