Camilla Brueton


Camilla Brueton is an artist who is curious about place. She is interested in the aspirations and emotions embodied by landscape, architecture and infrastructure and the everyday life that unfolds around. These actions are generative and contribute to the ever-changing nature of place.

Brueton makes small, considered works on paper, publications and large, multi-layered constructions and installations that bring together disparate places and viewpoints. Conversations begin; architectural forms collide; skylines overlap; a pile of rubble becomes a mountain viewed through a train window. New forms are created and the fabric of place is spun through her mark making. Composition and the construction of images is also a formal concern within her work; how we frame and are framed by the world around us.

Brueton also writes and is interested in bringing words and images together through publication and performance.

Selected exhibitions and performances

2022 moss.quarry.plaque, with Margaret Woodward, public art installation, City of Hobart’s Digital Twin, Tasmania
Fuse/ Fracture,a night of poetry with Patrick Jones, Llanrumney Hall, Cardiff
2020-21 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge; Cooper Gallery, Dundee; Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
Wales Contemporary, Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven
2019 Associates Show, Arcade Camfa, Cardiff
2018 Distant Places, Cloisters, London *
2018 Geometry of Memory, Ta-da, Copenhagen, Denmark
2018 Liminality, Cass Art, Glasgow
2017 A Many Sided Thing: A Residency of Collaborations, Wimbledon Space, London
2017 Two Places at Once, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
2017 Utopia Now! Chelsea College of Arts, London
2016 A Many Sided Thing, A-side B-side, Hackney, London
Acts of Searching Closely, ASC Gallery, Southwark, London
On Our Way to Where? hARTslane, New Cross Gate, London
Dalston Drawings, Netil360, Hackney, London *
monoCHROMA, The Crypt, Euston, London
2016 Moving On: The Locale, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
CHROMA, Safe House 2, Peckham, London
2016 111 Interiors, Windows Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
ART/ Converters!, Studio 1.1, Shoreditch, London
We All Draw, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2015 Sketchbooks are Dead, Hackney Downs Studios, London
The Locale, McCune Smith, Glasgow
2015 Camberwell Open, Fusion, Camberwell Arts Festival, London
Made in Arts London, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
Assembly, selected by Ben Kelly and Paul Goodwin, Chelsea College of Arts, London
2014 Concrete Island, Made in Arts London at the Affordable Arts Fair, Hampstead
2014 Fake Nature, Point Zero, London
2014 Phone Photography, Chelsea College of Arts, London
2014 Just for the Day, The National Galley, London
2013 Annual Open #29, CPG London, London
2012 Off the s{h}elf, Stockwell Studios, London
2011 Up the Wall, Chester Castle, Chester
2011 Prospero’s Library, Studio 75, London
2010 Tea, Time & Interiors, Exhibit, Golden Lane, London *
2010 Postcards from Leather Lane, British Museum, London
2009 Societea, Exhibit, Golden Lane, London *
2009 Super Estate, Exhibit, Golden Lane, London
2008 KISSS, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
2007 Shifting Ground, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham
2007 Lounge, Hanover in Hackney, London *
2006 PSi12 Performing Rights, Queen Mary, University of London
2005 KISSS, Conical Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Strangers on a Train, train journey, London – Newcastle
2005 Protest Academy, Elastic Residence, London
2004 Shift, The Merrion Superstore, Leeds
2003 Space Open, [SPACE], London
2003 The Brunswick Project, The Brunswick Centre, London
2002 East International, Norwich Gallery, Norwich

*Solo show

Residencies and collaborative projects

2022 moss.quarry.plaque, collaboration with Margaret Woodward as part of the City Pilots project, Hobart, Tasmania
Wild Ways Online Residency, collaboration with Margaret Woodward, hosted by The Museum of Loss and Renewal and The Walking Library
2021 Interdisciplinary Residency – part 2, Hospitalfield, Arbroath. Scotland
2020 Interdisciplinary Residency – part 1, Hospitalfield, Arbroath. Scotland (cut short by pandemic)
2017 A Many Sided Thing: A Residency of Collaborations, Wimbledon Space, London
Made in Arts London Artist in Residence, Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London
2013 point and place: exposing the collaborative process, paper presented at On Collaboration II, Middlesex University
2010 Postcards from Leather Lane, 3 month residency with Aoife Mannix, commissioned by Spread the Word, London
2010 Object Retrieval, 7 day role as a ‘Research Provocateur’ for Joshua Sofaer on a Routemaster bus, UCL, London
2009-10 Golden Lane Estate, 12 month residency working with residents, commissioned by Exhibit, London
2007 Hanover in Hackney Housing Association, 3 month residency working with older residents, commissioned by [SPACE], London
2006 Postsovkohov 6, 7 day international residency and symposium, MoKs, Mooste, Estonia
2004 Shift, 7 day residency in a multistory car park, The Merrion Superstore, Leeds.

Published work

2022 Cover image and text “The Ridge above Cefn Onn”, Hinterland, Issue 11, ISSN: 2632-136X
2022 PLACE, PEOPLE AND TIME: Wild Ways #1, residency Padlet publication
 LISCA #1, Limited edition artist ‘zine, co-authored with Lisa Solovieva
2016 You are Here: Now not then, Visual essay, limited edition artist book, published by Art and Space, ISBN: 978-1-904118-02-2
2015 Images of home, Artwork, Lighthouse Literary Journal, Volume 10, published by Gatehouse Press
2015 Framing the City, Visual essay, JAWS, Volume 1, Issue 2, published by Intellect
ISSN 20552823,id=2951/
2014 In search of hope and optimism at Clapham Junction, Illustrated essay, published by Interartive,
ISSN 2013-679X
2013 Perspectives on Urban Motorways and Elevated Roadways, Illustrated essay, published by Interartive,
ISSN 2013-679X
2012 Tideline: Voices from Belvedere, Introductory text, Heritage Lottery project publication,  ISBN 978-0-902541-01-6
2012 Cultural Shifts, Introductory text, published by Accentuate, ISBN:  978-0-9574436-0-0
2007 Point and Place, collaborative artists’ book, published by Art and Space, London, ISBN 978-1-904118-09-1

Awards/ Prizes

2012 Rector’s Scholarship, University of the Arts London
Birgit Skiold Award for excellence in Book Arts at ICA Book Art Fair
2002 Travel Grant, Stanley Picker Trust
2001 Development Fund Award, Arts Council, London

Creative Producing

2020- onwards Common Wealth Theatre, a site specific, political theatre company.
2018- 2020 Basket Case, Research and development project by by artist Kristina Veasey, funded by Unlimited.
2017 – 2019 My Dirty Secret, a multi-sensory, immersive artwork by artist Kristina Veasey, funded by Unlimited and Spirit of 2012
2015- 2019 Post-Grad Community, at University of the Arts London.
2010-12 Our View, part of Accentuate, a Legacy Trust project working across art, sport, film and heritage, inspired by the Paralympic Movement
2010-12 Tideline, Heritage Lottery project working with Bexley Council, writer in residence, Sarah Butler and local communities
2008-09 One Mile Away, writer in residence project at Spread the Word, London
2008-09 A City of Shared Stories, website linking 1000’s of stories with locations in London, Spread the Word, London
2007-08 Write Up Your Street, London themed writing competition, Spread the Word, London
2007 Resonant, professional development training project for deaf and hearing artists, SPACE, London
2004-06 Trajectory, professional development and mentoring programme for Mid Career artists, SPACE, London


2012-2014 M.A Drawing, Wimbledon College of Arts
1997-2000 B.A Fine Art, Kingston University
1996-1997 Foundation in Art and Design, Camberwell College of Art