Emerging Cultural Leaders 2017

Andy Butler

Andy Butler is a Filipino-Australian writer, curator and artist from Melbourne. His practice focuses tensions between structural racism and diversity discourse in the arts. His writing has appeared in Overland and Art+Australia. He has previously worked for ACMI and the NGV, and currently works for Melbourne Writers Festival.

Andy is currently undertaking a Glenfern Fellowship residency through Writers Victoria, and is curating an exhibition Always there and all a part at BLINDSIDE through their Emerging Curator Mentorship program, which will open in December.

‘ECL has given me a real insight into how an arts organisation can meaningfully work with culturally and linguistically diverse artists and audiences. The sense of community and openness seems to come so naturally to FCAC, and I’m excited to move forward with their support in my career in the arts.’

1 – Andy Butler. Image by Snehargho Ghosh.