New South Wales, Australia

Kieran Butler

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Digital Art
Mixed Media


Kieran (They/them, b. 1992, Yuin Land - Nowra, NSW) is an emerging artist, designer, and creative producer. Their practice spans across photography, graphic and fashion design, textiles, and performance. Kieran’s research seeks to examine inclusive and sustainable creative practices at the intersections of New Formalism in Photography, Environmentalism, Solarpunk and Patchwork within a trans-neuroqueer framework. Their work reflects on themes of queer identity and familial histories as accompanied by experiences of intimacy, vulnerability, self-awareness, hope, love, desire, grief, and ways to embody these experiences in action. Kieran aims to present thoughtful provocations, spark hopeful, sustainable and inclusive visions of the future, ways of living and achievable proposals to get there. Their practice seeks to contribute to the growing literature on trans-neuroqueer lived experiences, and sustainable and inclusive creative practices; resources that were not readily accessible to them as a young person. They live and work across the lands of Wurundjuri Woy Wurung people.

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Experience in Schools

While I do not have extensive experience working in schools I have the following experience working with young people and delivery creative workshops. 2015 - 2023: Creative programs Manager for the University of New South Wales student Union, delivering workshops, critique sessions, open studios, exhibitions, public programs and social activations. 2022: Arts Up Late, Public Textiles Workshop. Granville Arts Centre, Granville, NSW, Au. 2021: Online Collage Workshop MCA Australia Youth committee program. 2020: Twenty 10 Show Ponies, Digital skills development workshop series part of Twenty 10’s annual Show ponies exhibition for LGBTQIA+ youth. 2020: Heart on my Sleeve, Online digital skills workshop series, in collaboration with Twenty 10 and UNSW Galleries as part of UNSW Galleries exhibition Friendship as a way of life. 2018: Jewellery and textiles workshop for children and families. Fambo: A Queer Festival for all Kinds of Families, 107, Redfern, NSW, Au.

Areas I Cover

New South Wales

Max Group Size

20 students


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours class 1, University of New South Wales School of Art & Design.
  • Current Australian Working With Children Check.
  • Australian Drivers License Class C.
  • Exhibitions

  • Kieran has exhibited locally and interstate in solo and group exhibitions, public artworks, fellowships, prizes, festivals and associated public programs. Recent highlights include finalist NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship hosted at Artspace Sydney (Woolloomooloo, NSW, 2018), finalist National Photography Prize hosted at the Murray Art Museum Albury (Albury, NSW, 2018); Solo exhibitions at BLiNDSIDE (Melbourne, VIC, 2018), ANCA (Dickson, ACT, 2018), Sawtooth ARI (Launceston, TAS, 2019), Peacock Gallery (Auburn, NSW, 2019), and Verge Gallery (University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, 2022). Kieran was selected for the 2019 Queer Development Program at Performance Space (Sydney, NSW). Kieran has created public art commissions for City of Sydney Siteworks: Creative Hoardings program (Sydney, NSW, 2019-present), the Inner West Council Newtown Art Seat (Newtown, NSW, 2021), and Transport for NSW Safer Cities Program in collaboration with Sydney World Pride and Culture Capitol (Newtown, NSW, 2023).
  • A detailed CV can be supplied on request
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