Richard Butchins CV

Exhibitions & Various Projects

+ Finalist in PhotoPlace exhibition – Portraits of Isolation August 2020. 

+ Director/writer/narrator: “213 things about me” Podcast commissioned by Disability Arts online. July 2020: Seven part docudrama about Autism. Website: Disability Arts Online

+ Creator: The Voice of the Unicorn. 2017/18 International commission via Unlimited. A video installation and long form film about my work with non-verbal autistic artists in Japan.  Exhibited at Unlimited Festival – Southbank Centre. Sheffield International Documentary festival (Winner of “Alternate Realities Interactive award” 2018) Buenos Aries – Electronic Arts Festival, Hong Kong “Vessel Gallery.” Ongoing touring plans. Reviews and articles: Disabilty Arts Online & This Is Tomorrow 

+ Creator: 2017-18: 213 Things About Me (dramatic play funded by Arts Council UK ‘Grants for the Arts’). Battersea Arts Centre, London (2-4 November, 2017; 9-12 May 2018)

+ Creator Unlimited / Arts Council 2014 Commissioned to make a video installation on Asperger’s Syndrome “213 things about me” for galleries around the UK including Edinburgh Festival 2015. Shown at Adelaide Film Festival and Brighton Festival. Also made a performance piece based on the installation at Battersea Arts Centre (2017).

+ Creator: Todays Londoner. An online photographic project recording a Londoner a day for one year. I proscribed a Londoner as a person born and bred in London. Website: Today’s Londoner

Film & TV Projects

+ The Disordered Eye:  Writer, presenter, director. A one hour film examining the impact of visual impairment on Art . BBC4 documentary November 2020.

+ Writer/Presenter: Dwarfs in Art. A new perspective. BBC4 documentary August 2018

+ Producer/Director (self shooting):  The Voice of the Unicorn – International Arts Council, British Council funded artist moving image project shot in Japan working with Autistic artists and disabled dancers. March – July 2017.

+ Director/ Producer : “The Last American Freak Show” (Freakshow Productions/Century Films July 2009). Feature length documentary More4 December 2009. Winner : Best Director: Moscow Breaking Down Barriers festival 2010;  Winner: Merit award: San Francisco Superfest. 2010; Longlisted for best Newcomer at The Grierson Awards 2009; UK Nominated for best newcomer at the 2008 DisaDeaf arts festival.