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Multistory | Blast Creative Network Bursary (2023)

Marley Starskey Butler shares work from their Multistory BCN bursary and residency at The Wolverhampton School of Art


BCN Residency Programme: 2022-23 Exhibition

A exhibition at the Wolverhampton School of Art showcased new work by the 2022/23 artists in residence from the Blast Creative Network (BCN) Residency Programme*: Alex Billingham, Japhet Dinganga, Marley Starskey Butler, Polly Brant and Hannah Rollason. - See exhibition write up HERE


Reclaiming Narratives: The Portrait (2022)

"A joint project between the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. In Spring 2022, a group of MDS students teamed up with award-winning artist photographer Marley Starskey Butler and the Barber for a three-part portraiture workshop. The aim was to document their college and explore what it means to be an MDS student today, reflecting on portraiture hung around the building and asking whose faces were missing from the walls.

Equipped with disposable cameras, the students captured and celebrated the current lives and stories around the college, crafting their own contribution to the University of Birmingham archives. Reclaiming the Portrait, Reclaiming Narratives Zine, is a photo zine curated by the students, which offers a snapshot of the fantastic artistic output and conversations that took place during these creative sessions. You can find this Zine in Libraries across the University Campus." LINK


Creative Lives In Progress (2022)

Marley Starskey Butler interviewed about their artistic practice by Creative Lives In Progress, a careers platform, and sister company to It's Nice That



Portrait of Britain Volume 4 (2022)

Marley Starskey Butler has two photographic portraits featured in the fourth volume in Hoxton Mini Press’ collaborative series with British Journal of Photography bringing together 200 images that show Britain at a time of collective regrouping. These gripping portraits, many with insightful stories, create a thoughtful reappraisal of our recent past, while revealing the individuals both loudly and quietly changing the future. The book is published in support of 1854 Media’s annual award, Portrait of Britain, which will see the finest portraits taken in the nation in recent years tour the country via JCDecaux digital billboards in January 2022.

'Portrait of Britain Vol 4', 336pp, hardback, cloth spine, uncoated paper, 199mm x 151mm. Cover image by Sirli Raitma. Introduced by Jess Phillips (MP and Sunday Times bestselling author)



Round Lemon  (2022)

Marley Starskey Butler was interviewed about the importance of collaboration, their relationship with choreographer and collaborator Kim Bormann, the process behind their practice, and their fusion of audio and visual art in their work 'Lemon Tree.'

"Round Lemon is a leading Art Collective, creating a safe space as well as fair opportunities for emerging Artists and Creatives."



The Procrastination Paper (2022)

"Marley Starskey Butler was featured in the Procrastination Paper in Issue 38 (Colours) where they curated a Spotify playlist on the theme of colors, and their poem entitled 'Black for Ages' was published.

The Procrastination Paper was a monthly mini-mag run by Zabby Allen to help people #WasteSomeTimeOffline."

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New Town Culture - Discussion event: Hopeful Disruption in Social Care and Art (2021)

Online live-streamed roundtable event bringing together a mix of artists, social workers, care experienced people and academics to discuss ‘hopeful disruption’ in social care. Taking place within the Council Chamber of Barking and Dagenham we will explore how positively disrupting norms within the work of social care and art can have very positive outcomes.

Panel; "Artists Gayle Chong Kwan, Paul Crook and Marley Starskey Butler; Vicky Heart, Social Work England; April Bald, Director for Children's Care and Support Barking and Dagenham; Luke Rogers, Director of the Care Leaders; social workers Rachel Hughes, Norma O’Connell and Petra Prince and Prof. Claudia Bernard. Joint Head of Social Work, Therapeutic and Community Studies at Goldsmiths University of London"


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New Town Culture - Podcast - Identity and Culture in Social Work (What is Culture?)  (2021)

'Culture' means so many different things and can be quite intimidating as a term. In social care, ‘culture’ often refers to cultural identity e.g. ethnicity and gender. Here we talk about culture in terms of creativity and the things we produce as we live our lives: cooking, sewing, rapping, painting.

Youth Offending workers Lonnie Robinson and Nelly Henshaw, artist and social worker Marley Starskey Butler and artist Paul Crook discuss how our creativity emerges in our professional work and how these cultural interests can be used as tools in our work with people in social care. The podcast was created by artist Hannah Kemp-Welch.



The Procrastination Paper (2021)

Marley Starskey Butler was featured in the Procrastination Paper in Issue 29 (Music and Sound) where they wrote an article called 'Thank You Music'. The Procrastination Paper was a monthly mini-mag run Zabby Allen to help people #WasteSomeTimeOffline 

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The Procrastination Paper (2021)

Marley Starskey Butler was featured in the Procrastination Paper in Issue 26 (Friendship), where they curated a Spotify playlist on the theme of friendship. The Procrastination Paper was a monthly mini-mag run by Zabby Allen to help people #WasteSomeTimeOffline.



Historic England (2020)

"Marley Starskey Butler was featured in Historic England's article celebrating Black History Month in the Midlands. The article stated, 'From skate parks to factory life, we're celebrating Black History Month by asking educators, creatives, and community leaders to name places and spaces in the Midlands that are meaningful to them personally or to Black heritage in the region.'"



The Procrastination Paper (2020)

Marley Starskey Butler was featured in the Procrastination Paper in Issue 16 (All Ages) where their poem Time was published.  The Procrastination Paper is a monthly mini-mag run Zabby Allen to help people #WasteSomeTimeOffline 


Impressions Gallery - Photobook Fair - Self-published Showcase: East Meets West (2020)

This 40 page mini-tabloid showcases the work of 15 emerging photographers, working together under EAST MEETS WEST 2020. The contributors are: Andy Pilsbury, Emily Jones, Fraser McGee, Jacqui Booth, Joseph Allen-Keys, Laura Dicken, Lucy Turner, Mark Hobbs, Marley Starskey Butler, Maryam Wahid, Mitchell Moreno, Nicola Morley, Sammie Masters-Hopkins, Susana de Dios, and Tamsin Green.

EAST MEETS WEST 2020 is a collective of photographic artists brought together under a professional development programme run by FORMAT, QUAD, and GRAIN. The 15 participants were selected from a national open call, and represent a wide spectrum of backgrounds and approaches to image making.


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Story Etc Podcast  (2017)

Marley Starskey Butler was featured in the first episode of this podcast with the theme of Inclusion. They spoke about making their way into the arts and performed a poetry piece. Listen Here. It's also available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Podcast Addict (Android). 

'Story Etc' is a themed monthly exploration of fiction in all forms, including interviews, readings, features, and fully-produced radio plays. It's brought to you by some of the team behind the pioneering Prix Europa-nominated podcast sitcom 'Wooden Overcoats.'"



Wire _ Adventures in Modern Music Magazine (2010)
Listen to tracks from Marley Starskey Butler, EVOL, Lee Gamble and haptic, courtesy of the Entr'acte label, covered in The Wire Magazine #320 by Derek Walmsley.


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