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Key Publications

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  • Without Walls: Performance Art and Pedagogy at the ‘Bauhaus of the North’, Butt, G. 6 Jul 2020, In: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training
  • Bauhaus Imaginista, Butt, G. 15 Mar 2019
  • Bedsit Art in the Leeds Experiment, Butt, G. 15 Mar 2019
  • Polytechnics and Punks, Butt, G. 21 Mar 2019, Bauhaus Imaginista, London & New York, Thames and Hudson
  • Still Undead: Popular Culture in Britain Beyond the Bauhaus, Butt, G. 2019
  • Introduction: The Queer Commons, Millner-Larsen, N., Butt, G. 1 Oct 2018, In: GLQ
  • Post-Punk Then and Now, Butt, G., Eshun, K., Fisher, M. 15 Sep 2016
  • Performance Matters, Butt, G., Heathfield, A., Keidan, L. 2014, In: Contemporary Theatre Review
  • Welcome to the TV Party, Butt, G. 17 Feb 2014, Take It or Leave It, Hammer Museum
  • Performance Matters Archive, Butt, G., Heathfield, A., Keidan, L. 2013


  • History of Art PhD June 01 1998
  • History of Art MA October 01 1990
  • Combined Studies BA (Hons) July 01 1989

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Gavin Butt is a scholar of modern and contemporary art whose work contributes to the fields of art history & visual culture, performance and queer studies, and popular music studies. Trained as a fine artist and art historian, he is a writer, curator and filmmaker.

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