Eleanor Louise Butt is a contemporary Melbourne based artist. Her process-based paintings utilise colour, texture, line and form; charging surfaces with gestural energy. Her work adopts the potentialities of paint to create visual dialogues where action, experience, perception and memory are interwoven and folded back into one another.

Coarse linen, raw canvas and hessian are used as foundational surfaces which function neither solely as object nor image. What then follows is an intuitive process of applying and removing paint, pouring, rubbing and layering, where each painting occurs within a wider process of material exploration. Emergent forms oscillate in constant dialogue with one another, working together in series to create diaristic sites for posing questions and receiving answers

Eleanor has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and the UK since 2014 and has been included in group exhibitions in Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney and Denmark since 2009. She has an Honours degree from the Victorian College of the Arts (2013).

Eleanor was the 2019 recipient of a tenancy at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives, Cornwall, UK - the first female Australian artist in the studios’ 140 year history. She was awarded the George Hicks Award (2012) and has been a finalist in the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize (2016) and the M Collection Art Award (2016).

From 2012–2021 Eleanor was a member of the c3 Contemporary Art Space Curatorial Committee. Her work has been profiled in Thalia Magazine (US), Art Collector Magazine, Artist Profile, Reflektor Magazine, ABC Radio National as well as online and print design publications.