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2023 Revealed Exhibition: New and Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Jade Butler

Art centre



Lives and works


Jade was born in Adelaide. Her mother is from Balgo Community and her father, Sammy Butler, is from Tjukurla. Jade began painting with Warlayirti Artists in 2013, before moving to Tjukurla to be with her father’s family. As well as being a painter, Jade is a superstar arts worker, and recently has been learning to stretch canvas. Jade likes to paint rockholes, bush bananas and sand hills from her grandfather’s Country Nyinmi (west of Kiwirrkurra) where she used to live when she was little with her grandparents. The family then went to Kiwirrkurra, but flooding forced the family to move to Balgo, and they made a home in Balgo. Jade was taught to paint by her mother. Her grandfather passed away a long time ago and so she paints his Country to learn his story from her elders and family.

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