Approved: 16.08.2006

Julie Brixey-Williams

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Julie Brixey-Williams is an artist working with gesture through calligraphic drawing and the body’s performative relationship with architecture and space.  Working in various media, she has produced artist’s books, drawing performances for the V&A and the BBC and, undertaken residencies such as the 10 month Traces of the Invisible project with the Association of

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning programmes, Participatory projects
  • Categories: Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Performance, Sculpture
  • Tags: body, performance, gesture, calligraphy, collaborative, book, mark, trace, sculpture
 
 
 

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    Biography

    Julie Brixey-Williams is an artist working with gesture through calligraphic drawing and the body’s performative relationship with architecture and space.  Working in various media, she has produced artist’s books, drawing performances for the V&A and the BBC and, undertaken residencies such as the 10 month Traces of the Invisible project with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. She is currently working with Libby Worth on a collaborative series, the first of which is Step Feather Stitch: an unfaithful reading of dance and embroidery patterns. Her personal thread of research continues around calligraphic gesture, threshold and line. She has a particular interest in collaborative working through scores and is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the collaborative group 'point and place'. "The physical, synergic relationship between the body:space is central to my work, and is expressed through sculpture, installation, collage, photography, drawing, book-form and process-led action. It constantly raises questions and allows me to sit on the edges of other disciplines, such as dance and architecture. How does the movement of my body affect the space? How am I acted upon by my surroundings? How might even a subtle shift or glimpse alter the space we perceive? 

    CV & Education

    Julie Brixey-Williams ARBS
    www.juliebrixey-williams.co.uk 

    www.rbs.org.uk/artists/julie-brixey-williams 

    www.pointandplace.net

    Public realm MRBS, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London SW7 3RA 

    Education

    2002               Insynch P/T dance and choreography course, Hounslow College

    2000–2001      MA Art and Space, Kingston University (Distinction)

    1997-2000       BA Fine Art  (1st Class Hons), Kingston University

    1995-1997       Diploma Fine Art Foundation Middlesex University (City Lit) 

    1990-1991       Portfolio Course in Fashion and Textiles, City Lit

     

    Solo Exhibitions
    2010        Drawings we have lived, Barbican Library, Barbican Centre, London
    2006        U-Hang, Art Gene, Barrow-in-Furness
    2005        Traces of the Invisible The Association of Anaesthetists of GB+I London
    2004        Your tummy’s like a handbag and I’m looking for your keys, Cardiff  
    2003        My World Picture, performance at Tate Modern (workshop with DV8)
    2002        Arabesque, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
    2002        Dance Film Forum, Hoxton Hall, London
    2001        locationotation, Laban Centre, London and at StArt Gallery, London
    2001        I may arrive hereafter, street performance, Kingston upon Thames

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2015               It's Okay to Come In (pop up), Bond St W5 6th -26th July

    2014                The Affordable Art Exhibition W3 Gallery, London W3 9DJ 4th Dec-4th Jan

    2014                The London Collection pop up exhibition Westfield, White City 4-10th Aug

    2014                Possible Futures: perishables and impermanence, The Practice Gallery,  

                            Royal Holloway, University of London 5th-26th May 

    2014                w0budong: texts without meaning 12th – 16th March, Three Piccadilly 

                            Place, Manchester M1 3BN  http://w0budong.wordpress.com

    2013                Drawing The Line, Millennium Gallery, Cornwall 30th Nov -7th Dec

    2013                Artists Drawing a Line Under Torture Freedom from Torture 13th Nov

    2013                Open Spaces Mottisfont Abbey NT 28th-17th Nov

    2013                Bookmarks XI: infiltrating the library system 23rd Sept-23rd- Feb 2014

    2013                Lines 2013 The Strand Gallery WC2N 6BP 12th-15th June

    2012                What is line and how does it travel through space? Frost Museum, USA

    2012                Step Feather Stitch performance at OPEN Ended, London W5  2nd Mar

    2011                Insert Title Here July at Open, Ealing Arts Centre W5 July

    2011                cabin:codex The Centre for Artists’ books relaunch 29th Apr-27th May 

                            Dundee Contemporary Arts

    2011                Prospero’s Library, Studio 75 London E2 28th April -1st May

    2011                Hard Times A2 dominium building, Ealing W5 9th-23rd April

    2011                Drawing for Girls Axis online exhibition curation by Anna Lovat

    2011                Polyply6 with Libby Worth, Centre of Creative Collaboration, London

    2010                There is Beauty in the City, Stoke-on-Trent, Gijon, Astirias, Spain, Leiden.

    2010                Line Journeys Collyer Bristow Gallery WC1R 4DF 10th Feb -19th May

    2010                I draw for you Drawn Together, Wimbledon external contributor 21st Jan

    2009                Artists who do books Kaleid Editions  Redchurch St, E2 1st- Sept

    2009                Place Identity Memory Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries & Stranraer

    2009                Tai Shani's - Tetragrammaton's Home in the Abyss: Reduced to 6

                            V+A 30th Jan. Video may be seen on http://www.taishani.com/index.html

    2008                Tai Shani's - Tetragrammaton's Home in the Abyss: Reduced to 6

                            Royal Academy GSK Contemporary Season 21 Dec –performer Kitty 1

    2008                my site | in space 4Question your tea spoons -performance at Resistance 

                           Gallery 22nd /23rd Nov

    2008                Glasgow International Artists’ Book Fair 25th /26th March

    2007                London Artists’ Book Fair –launch of point and place -limited ed x100

    2006                Mark, Dartington College Gallery, Devon

    2004                Fashion Doll, Heriot Watt University, Galashiels

    2004                The Figure and the Face, Orleans House Gallery

    2003                indivisible cities, Toyshop Collective, New York and backjumps, Berlin

    2003                Disco, Michael West Gallery Newport

    2003                Drawing the process, National touring exhibition

    2002                For Site, Site-based investigation of dance in Shoreditch regeneration,

    2002                ARTfutures Contemporary Art Society, City of London School

    2001                Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, Islington

    1999                24 hours, The Loading Bay, Brick Lane, London
    1995                Earthworks, Ecology Gallery, London

    Residencies
    2010              Barbican Library looking at the gestures people use in the library 3 days
    2003-2005      Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland 10 months
    June 2002      Springhallow Autistic School -Creation of an enchanted cloak 7 days

    Commissions
    Arabesque -  Three dance-drawing performances at the Victoria and Albert Museum Oct 2002, commissioned by The Campaign for Drawing
    TV/Radio
    Xchange CBBC 1st Oct 2002 – performance + discussion of Arabesque
    Smart BBC 1 12th December 2002  -filmed documentation of Arabesque
    Go For It Radio 4 13th Oct 2002 – interview about Arabesque

    Funding/Awards
    Sculpture Shock Prize 2012  - Highly Commended Royal British Society of Sculptors
    Stanley Picker Trust for Step Feather Stitch performances 2011
    Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust award for point and place at London Artists’ Book Fair 2004
    Stanley Picker Trust towards binding of point and place, artist’s book 2007
    Leverhulme Trust to support residency at Association of Anaesthetists of GB + I 2003

    Collections and Archives
    point and place collaborative book project. Copies at Tate Gallery Artists’ Book Archive, National Art Library V+A, Birmingham Museum of Art Library, British Library, Kingston University, Yale Center of British art, National College of Art and Design in Ireland
    Your tummy’s like a handbag and they’re looking for your keys: 8 prints at both
    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain + Ireland, 21, Portland Place W1 and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital Delivery Suite
    locationotation –artist’s book project ISBN 1-904118-00-3    limited edition x 25
    Copies held at British Library, Laban Centre, Kingston University + Alec Finlay collection
    Arabesque -Interface –the arts research wing of the University of Ulster, Belfast
    Arabesque -ResourceCite –part of EmergeD [Leeds]
    Articles/Catalogues/Reviews
    Equals: exploring feminism through art and conversation Nathalie Boobis & Anne Louise Kershaw (eds.) ISBN978-1-905600-39-7
    Every Breath You Take by Wuon-Gean Ho in Printmaking Today Vol 21 No.4 2012 p24-5 ISSN 09609252
    Step Feather Stitch: an unfaithful reading artist with Libby Worth in Choreographic Practices Vol 3 2012 pub Intellect ISSN 2040-5669 pp43-64.
    The Role of Time in Exploratory Drawing: Tapa, Pyrography and the Expanded Field  - paper by Kendal Hayes p37 + p51 and figs. 23 + 28
    Book Arts newsletter no.50 June/July 2009 ISSN 1754-9078 p 6 -7
    Place Identity Memory catalogue - international exhibition of artists’ books 2009
    Dance Theatre Journal: vol 22 no. 4 p 19 -24  “point and place: six years in conversation…” ISSN 0264-9160
    Drawing Now: between the lines of contemporary art by Tracey, Pub. I.B Tauris 2007 p.7-11 ISBN 978 1 84511 533 3
    Drawing the Process CD –catalogue and examination of the crossover between disciplines through drawing. p29 ISSN 1744-2830
    Anaesthesia News no. 200 March 2004 p 4-5 and no.209 Dec. 2004 p26
    Arabesque photograph published -Juice magazine Issues 58 April + 59 May 2003
    BAMS Contemporary Art Medals 1998 ISBN 0 9514271 7 2


    Publications

    Perception Frames: choreographic scores for practice and performance by Rosanna Irvine p95 ISBN 978 1 85924 3343

    Before Performance catalogue Bryony White & Jacoba Bruneel (eds.) p23

    Artists Drawing a line under torture catalogue Katja Janus (ed.) p63

    Equals: exploring feminism through art and conversation Nathalie Boobis & Anne Louise Kershaw (eds.) ISBN978-1-905600-39-7

    Every Breath You Take by Wuon-Gean Ho in Printmaking Today Vol 21 No.4 2012 p24-5 ISSN 09609252

    Step Feather Stitch: an unfaithful reading artist with Libby Worth in Choreographic Practices Vol 3 2012 pub Intellect ISSN 2040-5669 pp43-64.

    Magic Power Presence - double page text/ and image, pub. Iris 2012

     

    Articles, Talks and Papers

    Structuring the ‘What If?’ of Walking: starting points for capturing intuitive responses to materials as part of Walking in the city: mapping borders (part of the in the City Series) The Parlour Showroom, Bristol 13th Sept 2013

    Exposing the collaborative processes of point and place paper at On Collaboration II University of Middlesex 18th May 2013
        
    Step Feather Stitch: an unfaithful reading by Julie Brixey-Williams and Libby Worth. Choreographic Practices Vol. 3 2012 pub Intellect ISSN 2040-5669 pp43-64.

    Scores Polyply 6 Centre for Creative Collaboration 25th Jan 2011 Step Feather Stitch work-in-progress with Libby Worth

    Invited contributor to Side by Side collaborative project discussion at Siobhan Davies studios 20th July 2012

    Anaesthetic: A Temporary Block of Sense Symposium at Central St. Martin’s 2010 -presentation about 10-month artist’s residency at The Association of Anaesthetists of GB & I  

    Anaesthesia News 3 x articles 2004 - 2006

    How to set up a self-initiated residency Space Studios Shooting Ducks series 17th Aug 2005
     
    School workshops

    OPEN Ealing 3 workshops exploring Music and Mark making 2015
    Industry Day Dormers Wells School 7th July 2005
    Making Art out of Thin Air- Brentside High School 4th July 2005: exploring space and the 5 senses
    Creative Arts workshops x 4 Elthorne Park School June 2003Creative communication workshop for Cloud Communications Oct 2002