ABOUT

Sally Butcher is an artist, lecturer and researcher based in Birmingham, UK. Her work is driven by an interest in female subjectivity across intersections of identity, spaces, body and image. She explores these as gendered "surfaces", between the binaries of natural/cultural, desired/desiring and inside/outside, working mostly through the mediums of drawing, printmaking and photography. Her practice is underpinned by theoretical understandings of embodiment, used to question conventional female representations within spheres of the domestic, maternal and erotic.

Sally holds an MA in Cultural Studies with Distinction from Lancaster University, and a BA in Fine Art with First Class Hons. from Leeds University. She works as a part time lecturer, leading the Foundation Diploma and running modules on the HND, and has recently been selected as a Lead Teacher for the upcoming British Arts Show 9. Her work has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally and been featured in Mothers Who Make magazine. She has recently been awarded a grant from the Arts Council England for a research sabbatical and new work investigating Infertility in the Visual Arts.



Teaching:
2011- Lecturer in Fine Art & Drawing, Birmingham Metropolitan College
- Course leader for Foundation Diploma
- Head of Fine Arts Practice; Printmaking; Lens Based Processes modules on HND Fine Art
2020-21 Lead Teacher for British Art Show 9 - Arts Connect with Wolverhampton University & Wolverhampton Gallery
2010-11 Lecturer in Art & Design, Cadbury College, Birmingham (part-time)
2010-11 Artist Tutor in Art & Design, mac, Birmingham (part-time)


Education:
2008-2009 PGCE Art & Design, Birmingham City University
2004-2005 MA Cultural Studies, University of Lancaster - Distinction
1999-2003 BA (Hons) in Fine Art, University of Leeds - Class 1:1
2001-2002 BA Studio Arts, University of California, Irvine, USA - GPA 4.0 (1 year EAP program)

Awards/Grants:
2020 ACE Grant 'Develop Your Creative Practice' Award
2004 AHRB Award full scholarship for MA Cultural Studies


Exhibitions:
2021 Healing Chaos, 20th January - 1st March, Ladies Drawing Club, Russia (online)
2020 You are not wonderful just because you are a Mother, 14th Dec-14th Feb, Artist/Mother Podcast, USA (online)
2020 Red, 5th October-9th November, Rooftop Arts Centre, Corby (online)
2019 Summer Camp, 27th August-6th September, EOP, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
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 Room, 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 Works, 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


Projects:
2019 Performing the Maternal: Bodies, Haptic Practices and Ethics, Maud Lannen PhD, Goldsmiths College, University of London
2019 Remaking the Human Body, Dr Josie Hamper, Queen Mary, University of London


Publications/Features:
2021 INSTA Artist / Mother Podcast Instagram Takeover
2020 IMAGE Mothers Who Make Zine, February, Coventry
2010 TEXT Skin Tight, essay in Haptic Visions, Tangible Images by Isil Onol PhD, 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, Birmingham Central Library
2012 Project in a Night - Alternative Drawing, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Birmingham
2011 Inside/Out/In-Betweeness - Digital Art, Cadbury College, Birmingham
2011 Expressive Image Transfer - Printmaking for The Woods, Jane Packman, mac, Birmingham
2010 Lost Happy Endings - Shadow Puppet Workshop, Carol-Ann Duffy production, mac, Bham
2010 Surrealist Juxtapositions – Ordinary Extraordinary - Printmaking, Cadbury College, Birmingham
2010 Inside/Outside/Back to Front - Drawing, Cadbury College, Birmingham
2010 Picturing Community – Experimental Drawing, mac, Birmingham


Memberships:
2018- present Extra Ordinary People, Eastside Projects, Birmingham
2011-17 Transient Art (Co-Founder)- West Midlands collective, creating dialogue between art & audience in
non-traditional spaces
2009-10 BCU Academic Research Group - creating cohesion between Education & Contemporary Art







For further information, please email:  info@sallybutcher.com