Dr Angie Butler

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  • Qualifications:PhD CFPR, UWE Bristol MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, UWE Bristol MA Visual Culture, Fine Art, Bath Spa University BA Hons Fine Art (Painting), Winchester School of Art
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow CFPR
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 81177
  • Email:Angie.Butler@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Angie was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at UWE in November 2019. Based at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) she collaborates with team members from the E3 Research England strand ‘To Establish a Canon of the Artists’ Print From a Practitioner Perspective’. https://cfpr.uwe.ac.uk/ She is a current PhD supervisor and an occasional tutor on the MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking course at UWE https://cfpr.uwe.ac.uk/courses/ma-print/ teaching practical workshops, tutorials and lectures and symposiums on professional practice.

Angie contributes articles to the journal ‘Printmaking Today’, and has recently published in ‘Arts’ (open access journal from MDPI). Her work also features in, ‘For the Love of Letterpress’ by Cathie Ruggie Saunders and Martha Chiplis, published by Bloomsbury (2019). She has given recent papers/presentations at, Shout Out: community intervention, independent publishing and alternative distribution (Minneapolis), Letterpress Printing (Leeds) Turn the Page (Norwich), and Letterpress Printing, Past Present, Future, (Bath) and currently has work in a USA touring exhibition, The Idaho Booker’s Dozen (2019-20).

Area of expertise

Letterpress printing, artist publishing, artists' books, small press publishing, phenomenological and haptic approaches to studio practice

Angie utilises the letterpress process and the book as collaborative spaces, to connect people and language through a haptic environment. She is interested in examining practitioners' physical and psychological relationships with presses, materials and making within their work spaces through phenomenological and haptic enquiry.

Links to other websites:

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7534-0750

Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelacbutler

Editorial advisor/advisory board/reviewer roles: Inscription: The Journal of Material Text–History, Practice, and Theory, Letterpress: Past, Present, Future: AHRC funded research Network, Readings programme: Small Publishers Fair, London, IMPACT Printmaking Journal.

Since starting her post, Angie has run regular, ‘Print in Conversation: Artists in the Library’ in collaboration with UWE library alongside the exhibition programme at Bower Ashton campus. An informal lunch-hour public engagement session where it is possible to interact with the artefacts on show and talk more candidly with the artist. Free, open sessions for anyone to join. Since March 2020, these sessions have continued online.

Research projects: Scandinavian/Nordic Artists' Books Partnership Project’

From December 2020 Angie will be working with Sarah Bodman (CFPR) on the ‘Scandinavian/Nordic Artists' Books Partnership Project’ funded by Nordic Culture Point. This is a collaborative project bringing together artists, publishers, librarians and curators from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK to discuss problems around collecting, archiving, curating, and working with artists' books.

http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/sabpp/ #nordicculturepoint


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