About Marley Starskey Butler: Thirty-Six

Thirty-Six was the first solo exhibition of Birmingham-based multidisciplinary artist Marley Starskey Butler (b.1987).

Informed by both Starskey Butler’s personal lived experience of social work and becoming a social worker later in life, the work introduces stories that play with the artist’s personal and professional experiences.

The show featured photography, video, writing and audio work, exploring the subjects of family, empathy, trauma, identity and understanding. Starskey Butler was a winner of the Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography award in 2021.

Image: Marley Starskey Butler, Access Subject, 0122, 2022, photographic print.

Thirty-six is kindly supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery and Arts Council England.