Eleanor Louise Butt, Sessional Teacher
Eleanor Louise Butt is a Melbourne-based contemporary artist whose practice is grounded in studio experimentation. Taking painting as her primary medium, she employs colour, texture, line, and form as strategies through which surfaces are charged with gestural energy. Expanding these techniques into bronze sculpture and drawing, Eleanor’s work adopts the potentialities of paint to create visual dialogues across a range of media, where action, experience, perception, and memory are interwoven and folded back into one another.
Eleanor has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and the UK since 2014, and has been included in group exhibitions in Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney and Denmark since 2009. She has an Honours degree from the Victorian College of the Arts (2013). Eleanor was the 2019 recipient of a tenancy at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, UK – the first female Australian artist in the studios’ 140-year history. She was awarded the George Hicks Award (2012) and has been a finalist in the Muswellbrook Art Prize (2023), Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize (2016) and the M Collection Art Award (2016).