Selected conference papers, guest lectures and public talks


Roger Butler, 'Scratching around the edges', in Prints, printmaking and philanthropy, Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 2019

Roger Butler, 'The art and politics of collecting: David Hansen in conversation with Roger Butler and Angus Trumble' Canberra: Australian National University, 2019


Roger Butler, ‘Digital and traditional printmaking technologies – a contemporary perspective’; in Australian Print Triennial, Mildura: The Vault, 2 November 2018

Roger Butler, 'Australian woman printmakers: Printmaking in Australia between the wars', Canberra: Australian National University, 2018


Roger Butler, 'Thinking: Catalogue Raisonne', in The art of attribution: The catalogue raisonne in the 21__st century. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia in conjunction with University of Melbourne, 15 July 2017


Roger Butler, 'Moderator', in _Don't Be Too Polite: Posters and activism, _Melbourne: Potter Museum of Art, November 2016

Roger Butler, "Jessie Traill: Modern and contemporary', Canberra: Australian National University, 2016

Roger Butler, 'Dancing for change: A place for politics', in Picturing politics: Recent research behind the production, dissemination and collection of activist graphics. Canberra: ANU School of Art & Design, 17 August 2016


Roger Butler, 'Margaret Preston's, For a little girl 1929' in Members Acquisition Fund Thank You event, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 4 March 2015

Roger Butler and Rebecca Edwards, 'The Gordon darling graduate internship' in Art Curatorship Now & Beyond: A symposium celebrating 25 years of Art Curatorship at The University of Melbourne. Melbourne: Melbourne University, 18 September 2015


Roger Butler, 'Unseen treasures: Drawings in the National Collection', Canberra: Drill Hall Gallery, 2 May 2014


Roger Butler, 'Australian prints in the Japanese manner' in Japan in Sydney: Professor Sadler & modernism 1920-30s, Sydney: University of Sydney, 6 May 2011


Roger Butler, 'Barbara Hanrahan: a bookish printmaker', Blaiklock Memorial Lecture, Sydney: University of Sydney, 20 May 2010


Roger Butler, 'Prints and Printmaking: The website' ARLISANZ Conference, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 21 September 2006

Roger Butler, 'Prints now' in Nick Waterlow, convenor, The dynamics of printmaking, Sydney: Ivan Dougherty, 20 May 2006

Roger Butler, 'Place made' Pressing issues: Central west print focus, Bathurst, NSW: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, 12 January 2006


Roger Butler, 'Positioning contemporary Australian prints'. Busan, Korea: 2005 Busan International Print Art Festival (BIPAF), 2005


Roger Butler, ‘'‘The Illustration of books in Australia’,ANZAAB Conference, Canberra, 3 March 1997


Roger Butler, 'The Empire fights back: Turner in Australia', Turner Symposium, Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, March 1996


Roger Butler, Aboriginal Prints - Asia Pacific, Bangkok: Asian Pacific Confederation for Arts Education, Conference, 8 July 1993

Roger Butler, An Introduction to Museology. Bangkok: Silpakorn University, 22 -26 February 1993

Roger Butler, 'From Dreamtime to Machinetime', Getting into print, A Symposium on Aboriginal Printmaking, Darwin: Northern Territory University, 19 - 22 April 1993 (Keynote speaker)


Roger Butler, 'My head is a map', in Artspeak. Fremantle, WA: Fremantle Art Centre, August 1992

Roger Butler, Post-graduate forum. Perth: Edith Cowan University, August 1992

Roger Butler, Prints and contemporary culture. Canberra: University of Canberra, 26 October 1992


Roger Butler, Prints now: post-graduate forum. Sydney: University of NSW School of Fine Art, 1991


Roger Butler, The problems of travelling exhibitions. Lismore, NSW: University of New England, Northern Rivers Campus, 22 August 1990

Roger Butler, A Shared Infancy, Sydney: National Trust's 19th Century Australian Art Lecture Program. Mitchell Library, 1990


Roger Butler, 'Australian prints – making a National Collection', in First Australian Print Symposium. Australian National Gallery, Canberra, 25 - 27 March 1989

Roger Butler, After Art School: Departures and Destinations. Canberra: Canberra School of Art, 31 May 1989

Roger Butler, A Coming of Age: Australian Prints in the 1960s., Canberra: Australian National University, 4 September 1989


Roger Butler, From Viewer to Visitor: Australian Prints and Japan, Canberra: Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, 22 July 1987


Roger Butler, Some thoughts on the history and future of the political poster in Australia. Canberra: Canberra School of Art, 1986

Roger Butler, Margaret Preston Landscape images. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1986

Roger Butler, Australian women artists of the 1930s. Canberra: Australian National University, 1986

Roger Butler, Australian Printmaking 1793-1985, Canberra: Australian National University, 1986


Roger Butler, Margaret Preston, Aboriginality. Launceston: Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, 1985

Roger Butler, The development and future of the political poster. Hobart: The University of Tasmania, 1985

Roger Butler, Margaret Preston and Berowra, Melbourne: Art Association of Australia Conference, August 1985


Roger Butler, Contemporary Australian prints: more than just technique, Canberra: Art Association of Australia Conference, 1 September, 1983

Juror for exhibitions

Megalo international Print Prize, Canberra: Megalo, 2020. (co-judge)

2018 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists' Book Prize. Mackay, Qld: Artspace Mackay, 2018. (co-judge)

Paul Guest Drawing Prize. Bendigo: Bendigo Art Gallery, 2018

Hadley's Art Prize, Hobart: Hadley's Orient Hotel, 2017. (co-judge)

2016 National Works on Paper, Mornington, Vic: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2016. (co-judge)

Togart Contemporary Art Award 2012, Darwin: The Chan Contemporary Art Space, 2012. (co-judge)

Swan Hill Drawing Prize, Swan Hill, Vic: Swan Hill Regional Gallery, 2012

Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo: Bendigo Art Gallery, 2010. inaugural

Burnie Print Prize 2009, Burnie, Tas.: Burnie Regional Gallery, 2009. (co-judge)

2008 Silk Cut Award for linocut prints, Melbourne: Glen Eira City Council Gallery, 2008. (co-judge)

2006 Libris Awards: The Australian Artists' Book Prize. Mackay, Qld: Artspace Mackay, 2006. (co-judge)

2004 Silk Cut Award for linocut prints, Melbourne: Glen Eira City Council Gallery, 2004. (co-judge)

2003 Dobell Prize for Drawing, Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003

Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle, WA: Fremantle Arts Centre, 2001. (co-judge)

7th Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1995. (co-judge)

Community Printmakers Murwillumbah (CPM) 4th National Print Prize, Murwillumbah, NSW, 1994. (co-judge)

Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle, WA: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1992. (co-judge)

North Coast Art Prize, Byron Bay (co-judge), 1990

Savage Club Print Prize, Melbourne, 1990

100 x 100 Print Council of Australia, Melbourne: Print Council of Australia, 1987 (co-judge)

MPAC Prints Acquisitive 7th Biennial Exhibition. Mornington, Vic: Mornington Peninsula Arts Centre, 1986 (with John Loane)

Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook, NSW: Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, 1986

Maitland Print Prize, Maitland, NSW: Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 1985

Warrnambool Print Prize, Warrnambool, Vic.: Warrnambool Art Gallery, 1984