Camilla Brueton

Biography

Camilla Brueton is a London based artist who is curious about how place is made. She is interested in the aspirations embodied by landscape, architecture and infrastructure and the everyday life that unfolds around it. These actions are generative and contribute to the ever-changing transience of place. The construction of images is also a formal concern explored through her work- how we frame and are framed by the world around us.

Brueton makes small works on paper, but also produces large, multilayered installations. Her work brings disparate places and viewpoints into the same frame. A conversation begins; nature exerts itself, a pile of rubble becomes a mountain viewed through a train window; on a journey to where? New forms are created and the fabric of place is spun through her mark making. Brueton likes to continue conversations around the creation of place, as she draws live and interacts with an audience. She also writes, and has produced both creative and academic work that has been published and performed recently.

Education

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

Selected exhibitions

2016 A Many Sided Thing, A-side B-side, Hackney, London
2016
Acts of Searching Closely, ASC Gallery, Southwark, London
2016
On Our Way to Where? hARTslane, New Cross Gate, London
2016
Dalston Drawings, Netil360, Hackney, London *
2016
monoCHROMA, The Crypt, Euston, London
2016 Moving On: The Locale, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
2016
CHROMA, Safe House 2, Peckham, London
2016 111 Interiors, Windows Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
2016
ART/ Converters!, Studio 1.1, Shoreditch, London
2015
We All Draw, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
2015 Sketchbooks are Dead, Hackney Downs Studios, London
2015
The Locale, McCune Smith, Glasgow
2015 Camberwell Open, Fusion, Camberwell Arts Festival, London
2014
Creative Outlet, UAL Showroom, London
2014
Made in Arts London, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins, London
2014
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

2014 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

2016 You are Here: Now not then, Visual essay, limited edition artist book, published by Art and Space
2015 Images of home, Artwork, Lighthouse Literary Journal, Volume 10, published by Gatehouse Press
http://www.gatehousepress.com/shop/anthologies/lighthouse-issue-10/
2015 Framing the City, Visual essay, JAWS, Volume 1, Issue 2, published by Intellect
ISSN 20552823 http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-issue,id=2951/
2014 In search of hope and optimism at Clapham Junction, Illustrated essay, published by Interartive,
ISSN 2013-679X http://cultureurbanspace.interartive.org/in-search-of-hope-brueton/
2013 Perspectives on Urban Motorways and Elevated Roadways, Illustrated essay, published by Interartive,
ISSN 2013-679X http://interartive.org/2013/11/motorways-elevated-roadways-camilla-brueton/
2012 Tideline: Voices from Belvedere, Introductory text, Heritage Lottery project publication,  ISBN 978-0-902541-01-6
http://cbrueton.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/TidelineWeb.pdf
2012 Cultural Shifts, Introductory text, published by Accentuate, ISBN:  978-0-9574436-0-0
http://www.accentuateuk.org/?location_id=4725
2007 Point and Place, collaborative artists’ book, published by Art and Space, London, ISBN 978-1-904118-09-1
www.pointandplace.net

Awards/ Prizes

2012 Rector’s Scholarship, University of the Arts London
2007
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

Reviews/ articles

2008 Art Monthly, KISSS: Kinship International Strategy on Surveillance and Suppression, Bob Dickenson,
Issue date: 11/08, volume 321
2008 Dance Theatre Journal, point and place 6 years in conversation, Rajni Shah, Volume 22, No.4
2007 PostsovkhoZ 1-6, An anthology of MoKs International Art Symposia, ISBN 978-9949-15-013-7
2002 Art Monthly: East International Review by John Slyce. Issue date: 09/02, volume 259

Project Management

2015- ongoing Postgraduate Community, Co-ordinator for UAL’s Postgraduate Community
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