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Perfume Portrait #88 – Wild Bunny Arts

Head – Eucalyptus, Bergamot 20190227_193541

Heart – Cinnamon, Coriander

Body – Patchouli

Description – A refreshing, powerful and inherently colourful potion that gifts awe and happiness to all those who encounter it whilst providing the empathy, mental strength and grounding required to combat injustices through creative action.

This fragrance will be exhibited alongside 9 other perfume portraits at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London from 4th – 7th April.

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Perfume Portrait #87 – Elinor Clare Rowlands

Head – Bitter orange, Sea salt 20190227_193616(0)

Heart – Ginger, Black pepper

Body – Patchouli, Frankincense, Driftwood

Description – The story of Leviathan, told through scent and acting as a metaphor for how creative action gives us tools for combating wrongs. This vivid and colorful narrative sees grounded, nurturing base notes eventually triumph over the hash cauldron of potent bitter fruits and spices.    

This fragrance will be exhibited at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, from 4th – 7th April 2019.


Perfume Portrait #86 – Rosha Nutt

Head – Sweet Orange20190227_193642

Heart – Rosemary

Body – Frankincense

Description – Taking cues from ritual and pagan ceremony This refreshing yet balanced fragrance will provide you the apparatus you need to instigate creative action.

This fragrance will be exhibited alongside 9 other perfume portraits at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, from 4th – 7th April.

 


Perfume Portrait #85 – Matilde Tomat

Head – Cotton, Cut Grass20190227_193729

Heart – Geranium, Dandelion

Body – Ylang Ylang, Patchouli

Description – A description of a calming, expansive landscape, this balanced fragrance elicits the capacity scent has for communication while connecting you to nature.

This perfume will be exhibited alongside 9 other perfume portraits at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, from 4 – 7th April 2019


Perfume Portrait #84 – Anthony Carr

Head – Sage, Petitgrain20190227_193806

Heart – Black pepper

Body – Frankincense, Rosewood

Description – a fragrance that simultaneously acts as a medicinal cure-all when embarking on a journey as well as a description of that journey: Top notes reference a certain locality, which gives way to increasingly exotic ingredients.

This perfume will be exhibited alongside 9 other perfume portraits at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, from 4 – 7th April 2019.


Perfume Portrait #83 – Geraint Roberts

Head – Apple, cut grass20190307_180705

Heart -Camphor, cypress

Body – Sandalwood, Musk

Description – Invigorating yet grounded, this fragrance is contains everything you need to comprehend an apple tree: A symbol that can change its meaning based on your experiences. The body is complemented by musk, a synthetic oil that references a human desire to find connections in life.  

This fragrance will be exhibited at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, from 4th – 7th April 2019.


Exhibition Invitation – Perfume as Practice SS19

I would like to invite you to the Private View of Perfume as Practice SS19 – my solo exhibition at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London, on Thursday 4th April 2019, 6.30-8.30pm.
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Perfume as Practice SS19 will house 10 bespoke perfumes, each a portrait of another artist. I these perfume portraits by asking artists ‘why do you make art?’ I then use scent design and visual embellishment to respond to the response received. The exhibition will also house an astronomical theme; every perfume portrait will symbolise a constellation.
The aim of the exhibition is to reveal the capacity perfumery has for contemporary art and how scent can be a viable and meaningful mode of communication.
During the private view I will be on hand to chat to, and I will provide an artist’s talk to reveal some of the thoughts, desires and processes that drive Perfume as Practice. Refreshments will also be available.
If you can’t make it to the private view, the exhibition is also open between 4th-7th April from 12-6pm each day. The full address of the exhibition space is Lumen Crypt Gallery, St John On Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA. Entry to the exhibition, including the private view, is free. And do feel free to invite and bring who you like along with you.
I hope to see you there!

Fronteer Open Call – Botanicals

 

Fronteer – an arts initiative by myself and Sharon Mossbeck – presents Botanicals, a group exhibition featuring art work relating to a botanical theme.

The theme can be interpreted however you wish, and does not need to be overtly botanical. Work can be in any medium, either 2D or sculptural. The exhibition will not include any video or audio works.

We are looking for high quality work to form a stylised exhibition with an exhibition catalogue to accompany it. The exhibition will take place in the newly refurbished North Gallery at Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield for three weeks in July 2019.

Artists from all backgrounds are invited to submit one piece of work (or a set of pieces which amount to one work, e.g. a triptych). It is free to submit, with only those artists who are successful paying a £30 entry fee, and this includes a copy of the exhibition catalogue.

Work must be complete at the time of submission. Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition, and we will charge 10% commission.

The deadline for submissions is 10pm on Sunday 14th April and successful artists will be notified by email by Sunday 28th April.

If successful, you will be invited to send or deliver your work to Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield, UK, where Fronteer is based. Your work must reach us by no later than Friday 14th June. If you wish to bring your work in person you can do so on 2nd or 3rd July, 11am-4pm.

The £30 entry fee for successful artists can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer by Friday 14th June (midnight). You can also pay in cash in person on 2nd or 3rd July 11am-4pm.

The exhibition will run from Monday 8th – Sat 27th July, 11-4 daily (except Sundays), with a related programme of events taking place throughout.

How to Submit

Artists are invited to submit ONE piece of work.

Work can be 2D or 3D, though unfortunately we cannot accept video or audio works. Works which require hanging must be ready to hang with mirror plates or picture wire already attached.

If successful your work will be featured in an exhibition catalogue. As such, we are require the photographs which accompany your submission to sent as jpegs at 300 dpi, and images should be between 1mb and 3mb.

Please submit by email to fronteerart@gmail.com along with the following:

  • Your name
  • Title of the piece
  • Medium
  • Dimensions of the piece
  • Up to 3 300dpi images of your piece
  • If your work will be offered for sale, and if so, what price.
  • Up to 50 words about the work, written in the third person (this text will be included in the catalogue if you are successful)
  • Up to 50 words about yourself, written in the third person (this text will be included in the catalogue if you are successful)

All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece submitted will be rejected. It is important that images submitted should fit the specifications outlined. If you enter more than one submission, all of your entries will be rejected. If you wish to submit a print, it will be your responsibility to print it off before posting it to us.

Thank you and good luck!

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Farewell to Desire & Alchemy

This week I have bid a fond farewell to Desire & Alchemy – my joint exhibition with Emilia Telese at Basement Arts Project.


Looking at 2018

Looking back on my creative output over the last year, I’d have to conclude that I have had a relatively successful 2018 – I have delivered on my promise of staging two Perfume as Practice shows a year, immersed myself in the possibilities of candle making in contemporary art, and have reached new audiences both nationally and internationally. So I guess I can’t complain!

This year, I endeavoured to stage both Perfume as Practice shows outside Sheffield. This was an effort to extend my audience reach and introduce new sets of people to the artistic possibilities of perfumery. To that end, I have been successful, as my shows were staged at BasementArtsProject, Leeds, and Bureau Centre for the Arts, Blackburn. (In fact, you can still see my work at BasementArtsProject until the end of January!)

I wanted to see a tangible development in Perfume as Practice – both in terms of the quality of the perfumes made and audience expectation. This was achieved by placing Perfume as Practice in contexts and spaces previously untapped: My exhibition in Blackburn placed perfumery within the context of religion while my exhibition in Leeds was a joint show, placing Perfume as Practice alongside the work of artist Emilia Telese.

One of the failures of my 2017 was that I involved myself in too many group exhibitions, thus compromising the quality of my output. This has been rectified this year as I have carefully selected opportunities relevant to the development of my practice.

I also embarked on a new project; Scents of Our Time. This took the guise of a residency at Access Space and a solo show at Mugen Tea House. In hindsight, the process of using candle making to describe news stories is very immersive, and probably works best as a residency. I think the jury is still out on how an audience responds to it, but there is certainly a lot of potential in the idea and I will seek new opportunities to develop the idea in the new year.

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making my 2018 such a success and, actually, a very enjoyable year. I think I feel completely at ease with Perfume as Practice as an idea, and now just seek to hone it, push it in new directions and reach new audiences.

2019 promises to be rather exciting – it will see me stage my first solo show in London, embark on new Perfume as Practice shows in Wolverhampton and Bristol, and continue to stage events and workshops that provide an insight into my unique approach to perfume making and ways of utilising scent in art. Looking forward to it!