point and place brings together six artists from different disciplines to share perspectives and find new ways of transcribing space. Established in 2002, the group comprises of Julie Brixey-Williams, Camilla Brueton, Simon Kennedy, Theron Schmidt, Rajni Shah and Caroline Younger.
In 2007 they published a collaborative, limited-edition, double-bound book point and place which was awarded the Birgit Skiold Award for excellence in Book Arts at ICA Book Art Fair. Copies are held in libraries, universities and archives in the UK and abroad, including the Tate Artist’s Book Archive, National Art Library, Yale Centre of British Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
point and place: the game has evolved from a body of material created by the group over a 10 year period. As lives have moved on, the group has become more internationally spread. Strategies for making work, cooperating and collaborating have responded to this, including the exchange of objects, a year of letter writing, the setting of scores encouraging physical engagement and interventions in local geography, and a residency in West Scotland, interspersed with face to face meetings and dinner whenever possible. From these activities, and the group’s playful approach to transcribing space, a hexagonal game of ‘pairs’ was developed.
point and place is:
Julie Brixey-Williams www.juliebrixey-williams.co.uk
Camilla Brueton cbrueton.co.uk
Simon Kennedy www.simonkennedy.org
Theron Schmidt www.sam.arts.unsw.edu.au/about-us/people/theron-schmidt/
Rajni Shah www.rajnishah.com
Caroline Younger www.carolineyounger.com/