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8. June 2019

My 8th Perfume as Practice exhibition took place at Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton, from 15th – 29th June 2019. The exhibition comprised 12 perfumes, each a portrait of another artist achieved through a process that begins by asking artists ‘why do you make art?’ then using fragrance design to respond to the answer received; capturing the essence of each artist.

The theme and visual elements chosen for the exhibition revolved around perfume itself, and how it can be utilised as a tool for creative action. I wanted the artistic potential of perfumery to be at the heart of the exhibition, as such I staged 3 perfume making workshops in the space itself, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the perfume making process first hand.

With special thanks to Asylum Gallery and to the artists whose perfume portraits were showcased in this exhibition:

Jazz Farmer; Hannah Taylor; Graham Everitt; Linda Wassell; Jo Boyd; Jane Wilson; Alexandra Fairhurst; Jenny Farn; Paul Auard; Doroia Beau-Ingle; Sam Christopher Chorlton; Vincent Stokes.