Approved: 01.02.2014

Kat Button

Artist, Community worker, Lecturer / academic, Maker

Approved: 01.02.2014
 
 
 

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      Biography

      Northwest based artist using a process led approach to create work that spans across several disciplines including drawing, sculpture, textiles and site-specific installation.

      Focusing on colour relationships the work explores how a variety of diverse materials can be manipulated to create a visual response. Play and experimentation often lead the research, various items are accumulated and either folded, layered, overlapped, sewn, slotted together, tucked or painted to produce a finished piece. Anomalies are celebrated and often develop into part of the outcome.

      Using materials as a drawing and mark-making tool is at the core of the practice, along with a celebration of fluid, organic forms. 

      CV & Education

      Education

      University of Central Lancashire, PGCE in Post Compulsory Education

      University of Central Lancashire, BA Hons in Fine Arts

       

      Selected Exhibitions

      18 X 18 – Cross Street Gallery, Standish – 2015

      New Mills Arts Festival Trail , New Mills – 2015

      Testing Space - Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington - 2015

      Level One Gallery, The World of Glass, St Helens – 2015

      A6 Dialogue, 3rd Floor Studios, Manchester -2014

      The Shop, ‘Our Art Neighbourhood’, Leigh – 2014

      Flying by the Seat of Your Pants, Cross Street Gallery – 2012

      28 Drawings Later, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow – 2012

      The International Postcard Show, Surface Gallery, Nottingham – 2012

      West Lancashire Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk -  2011

      We Are Here, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh – 2011

      Mad, Bad and Sad, PAD Gallery, Preston – 2010

      Retold, Liverpool Biennial Independents -  2008

      Fermez La Bouche, St Peters Square, Preston – 2007

      Endangered Species, PAD Preston - 2006

       

      Commissions

      Marus Bridge Primary School - 2015

      New Mills Arts Festival- 2014

      Turnpike Gallery, Leigh – 2011

       

      Residencies

      De La Salle High School, St Helens – 2012

       

      Projects

      Migrate, A6 Dialogue exhibition, co-organised and co-curated with Jane Fairhurst at Cross Street Gallery - 2016 

      All About Drawing, Curated at Cross Street Gallery 2014 and The Gallery at Bank Quay House, Warrington – 2015

      Art on a Card, Funded postcard exhibition throughout the Wigan Borough – 2012

       

      Selected Artist Talks and Workshops

      The National Trust, Lyme Park, 'Lymescapes', workshop - 2016

      Standish Library 50th Birthday Celebrations, workshops – 2015

      ‘Sculptural textiles’ workshop– The Heart of Glass, St Helens - 2015

      Our Arts Neighbourhood – Assisted / led various workshops - 2014

      Artist Talk – New Mills Arts Festival – 2014

      Southlands High School workshops - 2014

      Hindley High School, Wigan – 2012

      Cardinal Newman College, Preston - 2011

      St Helens Festival – 2010, 2009

       

      Selected Publications

      Through the Looking Glass – Volume 9 – 2014