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Becks Butler

By 7th February 2022June 17th, 2022Individuals, Artists

Becks Butler

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Website becksbutler.com

Becks Butler is an artist and lecturer at the Faculty of Design, at the Griffith College Dublin. She has presented work in various group shows in spaces such as illuminations, Pallas Projects, The Royal Irish Academy and The Complex.1

Bio & Career

Becks worked for Claas Ltd, before launching her agri start-up Uisce Bia where she was awarded Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE). She developed her expertise in entrepreneurship through various boot camps awarded by Google and Enterprise Ireland. In (2015) Becks was a spotlight guest speaker for Accenture’s International Women’s Day at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Becks now has a professional career in commercial and contemporary photography as well as a visual arts curatorial practice. She exhibited her solo show Pushing Boundaries at illuminations in (2017) and has presented work in group shows at Pallas Projects, RIA, The Complex and The Library Project. Her collections have been purchased by the Royal Irish Academy, the OPW state collection and private collectors both in Ireland and internationally. Becks was awarded the M11 PerCent for Art Commission (2019) and collaborated with PhotoIreland’s, Critical Academy to bring Performing the Post-human: Subject in Photography to the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland (2019). Becks is a member of Pivot (2020) critical form at The Lab Gallery. Becks was nominated as FUTURES Irish Talent (2020) a European initiative with her body of work ‘Loopies Field’. She was commissioned by Culture Ireland’s ‘Ireland Performs’ (2020) and is a recent recipient of the Arts Councils Agility Award (2021).
Within her commercial practice, Becks has worked on design projects for clients such as Guinness, REPEAL Campaign and Style Club and her editorials have been published by The Guardian Uk, Quartz NYC, Over Journal and The Irish Times.
Becks Butler is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Design & Faculty of Journalism, Griffith College Dublin where she works to share her experiences through her role as an educator and is a partner at New WaveTraining, Consultancy & Media. New Wave works with clients on business problems to find creative and innovative solutions using design thinking processes. New Wave has a portfolio of clients including Kerry Group, DPP Skillnet, Cosentino.
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Projects

  • Loopies Field (2020) 

    Loopies Field investigates a modern image of agriculture in Ireland through the performance of labour, capturing individuals as they perform themselves in familiar environments. Technology has somewhat changed the conditions of being a farmer in Ireland today. Having had a career in agriculture, Becks is returning to the industry to explore agri economies’ effect on farm size, social living and attitudes as we face a future of diversification. By incorporating contemporary practices and traditional photographic techniques, this photographic series explores its themes through studies of architecture, labourers and a new mechanised industry. 3

External links & References

  1. https://www.futures-photography.com/stories/becks-butler-photography-is-a-tool-to-approach-and-reveal-the-ephemeral-nature-of-humanity
  2. https://www.griffith.ie/people/becks-butler
  3. https://photoireland.org/news/irish-futures-2020-exhibition/