Photo: Julie Brixey-Williams in London

Julie Brixey-Williams

Artist

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, in 2004, spent 10 months working with the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland on a body of work entitled Traces of the Invisible. 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? And lastly, how might I document those hieroglyphic traces in two or three dimensions, using object, book-form and movement?" read full statement

Location London
Activities Practice-based research, Residencies, Workshops, Learning projects / programmes, Participatory projects
Artforms Drawing, Installation, Mixed Media, Performance, Sculpture
Tags body, performance, gesture, calligraphy, collaborative, book, mark, trace, sculpture
Website http://www.juliebrixey-williams.co.uk

News & Events

  • W0budong: texts without meaning

    12/03/2014 – 16/03/2014
    12th – 16th March 2014 Three Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN

    Curated by Jayne Lloyd Artists: Julie Brixey-Williams, Sue Gough, Jayne Lloyd, Clare Smith and Catherine Wynne-Paton http://www.pinterest.com/bodpod43/w0budong-texts-without-meaning/

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  • 'Artists Drawing a LIne Under Torture' charity auction for Freedom from Torture 13th November

    Details of London venue and all the donated work can be seen on: www.freedomfromtorture.org/art (Absentee bids are welcome). Prestigious line up of works

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