Announcement of Fingal Recipient of PLATFORM 31


Fingal Arts Office in partnership with the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers (ALAAO) and the Arts Council is delighted to announce Susan Buttner as the Fingal recipient of PLATFORM 31. This is a national opportunity for mid-career artists (one artist from each of the 31 local authorities) to be supported to investigate how they might develop their practice or make work in a different way.

Susan will receive an €8,000 bursary to invest in her practice, combined with participation in a developmental and networking framework. The PLATFORM 31 developmental programme will provide coaching, advisory support and networking opportunities for participating artists, introducing them to a pool of critical thinkers to share their work and encouraging a national conversation about creating work in local contexts.

About the Artist

Susan Buttner is a visual artist working in sculptural form, painting, performance and film, a recent recipient of SIM Residency Award Iceland 2022, Fingal County Council Bursary Award 2022/ 2021, Arts Council of Ireland Visual Artist Bursary Award 2021/ 2020, Draíocht Incubate Residency Award 2020 and an RHA Studio Residency Award 2019.

Her work questions culturally sensitive and difficult topics, human suffering, alienation and difference, bodily experiences of knowledge and power. Through juxtaposing an art/life binary, exploring ideas of the everyday, Buttner evokes suggestions of threat within a minimal aesthetic, which is embedded with forms of collaboration and dialogue. Her conceptual interests involve intensive periods of research and collaboration with individuals and groups, who inform and influence the production of the work.

Image courtesy of the artist.

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