Marley Starskey Butler lives and works in Birmingham. He was "raised by Wolverhampton, nurtured by Derby, born in Leeds". His art practice spans video, music, photography, sound and written works. His work focuses on opposites, parallels, memory, love, loss, mortality, and the politics of belonging within self and in society. Marley has a concurrent practice as a social worker. He says this keeps him tied to the lives, stories and experiences of the most vulnerable and complex members of society "whilst being a jigsaw piece in ensuring children in care have the best futures possible.".