Private Project

A Light through the Clouds

A found sepia vintage photograph of a timeless empty glade is used as place to wander and inhabit via handheld camera in order to contemplate the relationship we share with nature. The soundtrack is layered with altered English pastoral music and a spoken text that gives the work a documentary feel.

A Light through the Clouds 2 mins 53 seconds

  • Julie Brixey-Williams
  • Julie Brixey-Williams
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Art, Experimental, Nature
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Reading
Director Biography - Julie Brixey-Williams

Julie Brixey-Williams (born, Essex, UK), graduated Kingston University BA Fine Art (2000) and MA Art & Space (2001), and has a PhD from the University of Reading (2022), exploring material relationality with place, using systems operating in R.D Laing’s Archway communities. She is a multi-disciplinary artist and member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (2012), and recipient of several residencies including a Leverhulme-funded residency at the Association of Anaesthetists of GB & Ireland (London, 2004); The Observatory (Lymington, 2016); Cove Park Winter Programme (Argyll, 2018); and most recently Cil Rialaig (Ballinskelligs, Ireland, 2022).

Other exhibitions include The Royal Society of Sculptors On The Edge, Espacio Gallery, London (2023); A Patch of Sky, One Paved Court, Richmond (2023); The Royal Society of Sculptors Summer Show (2022; 2020; 2018); The Royal Academy Summer Show, London (2019); Vienna Calling, Galerie Art Pool, Vienna (2018); Prescriptions: Artists' Books, University of Kent (2017); Play, Hin Bus Depot, Penang (2017); Love and Peace, National Art Centre, Tokyo (2017); Disco, Michael West Gallery Newport (2003); Drawing the process, Kingston University (2003) touring to Birmingham Art Gallery, Loughborough University, Chapel Gallery, St. Helen’s, Hot Bath Gallery, Bath and Clifford Fisher Gallery; and the dance-drawing commission, Arabesque, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2002). Works held in collections include The Yale Center of British Art, Tate Gallery Artists’ Publication archive, The AAGBI, and the University of Kent. Brixey-Williams works extensively in collaboration as co-founder of collective point and place, and with performer, Libby Worth.

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Director Statement

I define myself as a contemporary sculptor, performer and edge-dweller, who believes in the power of the visibility of the small act to strengthen an enriched sense of self through our relationship with place. I inhabit my practice by constructing responses, forms and installations through the careful layering of multi-disciplinary media, using time as an essential element for listening and ‘being with’ each site. The outcomes of my place relationships manifest as poetic assemblages of objects, sculptural installations in a variety of materials including layered film and sound, found and crafted materials, editioned photography or artist publications; all of which typically share a fragile neutral palette animated by vibrant punctuating colour or reflective surfaces drawn from the places themselves.