03 August – 02 September 2023, Project Space
Launch: 03 August at 5pm as part of Late Night Art August
Artist Talk: 11 August at 1pm – Anne Butler in conversation with Kim Mawhinney.
Ceramic artist Anne Butler has exhibited widely in Ireland, UK and abroad. Her intricate Parian porcelain vessels, wall pieces and sculptures attempt to explore the material and the effect of time.
Butler’s work is inspired by natural and manmade structures and is constructed to reveal associations between cultural and individual memory, as well as contrasting qualities of strength and fallibility, permanence, change and loss.
“My working method is intrinsically connected to the act of making and the endless experimentation with the changing state of Parian porcelain. A wide palette of techniques, which include casting, hand-building and sculpting are continually being challenged and developed to contrast the precision of industrial techniques and geometric structure with the fallibility of the handmade.”
About the Artist
Anne Butler completed a BA in ceramics from University of Ulster in 1985, and then studied an MA in ceramics in Cardiff. She now works from her studio in Northern Ireland. She has exhibited extensively internationally and been awarded the Rosemary James Memorial Fund Award and other ACNI grants.
Her work has been included in a wide range of museum and art gallery collections, including the Ceramic Art Museum. Korea; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection; the Changchung International Ceramic Museum, China; and the Hunts Museum Irish Contemporary Contemporary Ceramic Collection, Ireland.
Objects in Time is presented in association with in association with Craft NI as part of August Craft Month, Northern Ireland’s annual celebration of the craft sector, shining a spotlight on local talented makers, venues and the joy of making.
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