Joshua Butler

Joshua Butler

Sydney, Inner West, Australia

About Joshua Butler

Chatterings, squawking and swishes. That’s how I remember the place I used to play in the mountains. Our converted dairy farm in McDonald Valley with galas, kookaburras and cicadas made life always full of noise.

Now it's the same but different with white smoked days here in my Enmore loft studio with the honeyeaters, minor birds and plane-bus-car noise.

Still, these two match themselves with such mirrored delight and prominence that my art these days seems to jumble these two places together. Filling the wood’s tangled rings with my wax-full Luminance pencil marks that brighten and novelise the everyday nature that speaks to me. With heart-sight, these contemplative drawings shine light through the stained-glass windows within my body. Exposing my naked soul with country flora & fauna tapestries.

Education

2018 – 2024 Bachelor of Arts with a major in Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University – North Ryde

2009 Direct Mail Creative School, adma (Australian Direct Marketing Association),

2007 News Limited AWARD School

2006 Diploma in Advertising, MACLEAY COLLEGE

Events

2021 ‘Saatchi Art - The Other Art Fair’, The Cutaway, Barangaroo, Sydney

2020 ‘Saatchi Art - The Other Art Fair’, The Cutaway, Barangaroo, Sydney

2019 'Among Lions', Collaborated Installation, Garrison Church, Millers Point

2019 'Dark Hope', Collaborated Installation, St Philips Church, Sydney

2018 'Tearing', Westlakes Baptist Church, Lake Macquarie

2017 'Identity in Crisis', Westlakes Baptist Church, Lake Macquarie

2017 'Beth Brazil Charity Auction', Westlakes Baptist Church, Lake Macquarie

Exhibitions

2020-2021 'Summer Annual Group Show ', Group Exhibition, Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth

2020 'OPEN', Group Exhibition, Trinity Hall Gallery, Millers Point

2020 'Still Life', Group Exhibition, Sydney Road Gallery, Seaforth

2019 'Art Garden', Group Exhibition, Newtown Festival, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown

2018 'M16 Drawing Prize, Finalists Group Exhibition', M16 Gallery, Canberra

2018 'Storyfeast', Solo Exhibition, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney

2018 'Story', Group Exhibition, Balmain Watch House Gallery, Sydney

2014 'VITAL 2014', Group Exhibition, St Philips Church, Sydney