Angie Butler

Senior Research Fellow

Angie was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at UWE in November 2019. Based at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) she collaborates with team members from the E3 Research England strand ‘To Establish a Canon of the Artists’ Print From a Practitioner Perspective’. She is a current PhD supervisor and an occasional tutor on the MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking course at UWE teaching practical workshops, tutorials and lectures and symposiums on professional practice.

Angie contributes articles to the journal ‘Printmaking Today’, and has recently published in ‘Arts’ (open access journal from MDPI). Her work also features in, ‘For the Love of Letterpress’ by Cathie Ruggie Saunders and Martha Chiplis, published by Bloomsbury (2019).

She has given recent papers/presentations at, Shout Out: community intervention, independent publishing and alternative distribution (Minneapolis), Letterpress Printing (Leeds) Turn the Page (Norwich), and Letterpress Printing, Past Present, Future, (Bath) and currently has work in USA touring exhibition, The Idaho Booker’s Dozen (2019-20).

Editorial advisor/advisory board/reviewer roles: Inscription: The Journal of Material Text–History, Practice, and Theory, Letterpress: Past, Present, Future: AHRC funded research Network, Readings programme: Small Publishers Fair, London, IMPACT Printmaking Journal.

Since starting her post, Angie has run regular, ‘Print in Conversation: Artists in the Library’ in collaboration with UWE library alongside the exhibition programme at Bower Ashton campus. An informal lunch-hour public engagement session where it is possible to interact with the artefacts on show and talk more candidly with the artist. Free, open sessions for anyone to join. Since March 2020, these sessions have continued online.

Areas of Expertise

Letterpress printing, artist publishing, artists’ books, small publishing, phenomenological and haptic approaches to studio practice.

Angie utilises the letterpress process and the book as collaborative spaces, to connect people and language through a haptic environment. She is interested in examining practitioners’ physical and psychological relationships with presses, materials and making within their working environment through phenomenological and haptic enquiry.

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Research interests

Narrative research, cultural discourse in print and book and practitioners’ experience of working in studios and individual spaces.

Research projects

Scandinavian/Nordic Artists’ Books Partnership Project’

From December 2020 Angie will be working with Sarah Bodman (CFPR) on the ‘Scandinavian/Nordic Artists’ Books Partnership Project’ funded by Nordic Culture Point

This is a collaborative project bringing together artists, publishers, librarians and curators from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK to discuss problems around collecting, archiving, curating, and working with artists’ books. This includes identifying and cataloguing artefacts, public engagement, exhibiting and creating artists’ books. Starting in December this thirteen-month project will include a two-day seminar in Bergen, a touring Librarians’ Artists’ Books exhibition, and the Bristol Artist’s Book Event (BABE) in the spring 2021 at the Arnolfini. #nordicculturepoint


PhD CFPR, UWE Bristol
MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, UWE Bristol
MA Visual Culture, Fine Art, Bath Spa University
BA Hons Fine Art (Painting), Winchester School of Art

Current postgraduate researchers

Emily Lucas:
Niamh Fahy:

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