Winter Workshop: Andy Butler

Tue 13 Aug

Main exhibition gallery

Join exhibiting artist Andy Butler for a relaxed, approachable participatory workshop exploring writing as a generative creative process for artmaking and idea formation.

This program is part of ACCA Education’s Winter Workshop developed alongside the exhibition Future Remains: The 2024 Macfarlane Commissions.

Led by exhibiting artists Nicholas Smith, Andy Butler and Alexandra Peters each workshop introduces participants to new approaches and techniques related to the development of the artists new work. This series is open to all and is an ideal professional development opportunity for educators and tertiary students.

All materials are included. All workshops are single events and there are special ticket prices for teachers and student teachers. Places are limited so get in quick!


Student Teacher $20
Teacher $25
General Public $40

Workshop giveaway for regional teachers:

ACCA Education is giving away free tickets for regional teachers. These free tickets are for regional teachers of all disciplines and offer a rare opportunity to hear directly from an ACCA exhibiting artist. To secure a limited free ticket please email and tell us a little about yourself and your school community.

Artist Bio
Andy Butler
born 1987, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
lives and works in Naarm/Melbourne

Andy Butler’s practice employs moving imageimage, performance, painting and text to consider strategies for maintaining hope and optimism at a time of political upheaval. With a focus on the political currents of the Indo-Pacific region, his work probes the machinations of power, imperialism, capital, and the cultural narratives, structures and institutions that maintain them.

Andy has undertaken several international residencies including with Asialink, Manila, Philippines; Jogjakarta, Indonesia; Powerhouse, Sydney; Artspace Aotearoa, New Zealand; and the Humboldt Forum, Berlin. Recent exhibitions include This is the house that jack built, Artspace Aotearoa, New Zealand2024 (forthcoming); Collective Unease, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 2022–2023; Housewarming, Arts House, Melbourne, 2021; All-in-One Solution for Glowing Fairness, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2019; Hyphenated, The Substation, Melbourne, 2018.

Andy’s art practice is complimented by his work as a writer and curator. His writing on art and politics has been published to wide acclaim, including in frieze, Art + Australia and more. He was previously curator and Artistic Director (Acting) at West Space, Melbourne, with recent independent curatorial projects at the Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and UTS Gallery, Sydney.