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Perfume Portrait #78 – Henk Littlewood

 Henk Littlewood 50ml EDT

Head – Petitgrain, mandarin

Heart – Cypress, geranium

Body – Sandalwood, myrrh, ylang ylang

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Description – Woody fragrances, while grounding and affirmative, also have a quiet capacity for healing. Cypress, sandalwood and hints of floral notes offer a therapeutic sense of confidence, focus and worth. As a heavy sap, myrrh has a certain physical presence that references how, through kinaesthetic action, woods can provide a place to offload, reflect and make sense of the world. Petitgrain and mandarin both have warming qualities that support this fragrance’s emotional prowess.

This perfume is one of fifteen housed at Bureau, Blackburn from 12th – 26th April as part of my solo exhibition, Perfume as Practice.


Perfume Portrait #77 – Jack F. Rabbit

Jack F. Rabbit 50ml EDT

Head – Petitgrain, bitter orange

Heart – Camphor, carrot seed

Body – Rosewood

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Description – Assertive, positive, and an ode to creativity, petitgrain and bitter inspires the confidence and mental agility required to pursuit creative action while alluding to the instinctive joy of creation. Clarity of intent is referenced by camphor and carrot seed, which also adds a playful and subversive flourish. Yet this fragrance finishes with Rosewood, which, while attaining a sense of spirit, also calms and grounds, allowing one to express feelings pertinently.

This perfume is one of fifteen housed at Bureau, Blackburn from 12th – 26th April as part of my solo exhibition, Perfume as Practice.


Perfume Portrait #76 – Eugene Lambert

Eugene Lambert 50ml EDT

Head – Lemongrass, lime

Heart – Black pepper,

Body – Sandlewood

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Description – In the spirit of the innately compulsive nature of creativity, the oils chosen here were based entirely on my own intuition in an attempt to convey a burning sense of desire.

This perfume is one of fifteen housed at Bureau, Blackburn from 12th – 26th April as part of my solo exhibition, Perfume as Practice.


Perfume Portrait #75 – Aimee Ellen

Aimee Ellen 50ml EDT

Head – Sweet Orange

Heart – Juniper Berry

Body – Frankincense

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Description – The fragrance opens with inviting citrus notes before revealing oils synonymous with harmony and peace – agent to purity.

This perfume is one of fifteen housed at Bureau, Blackburn from 12th – 26th April as part of my solo exhibition, Perfume as Practice.


Perfume Portrait #73 – Angela Harpham

Angela Harpham 50ml EDT

Head – Bergamot

Heart – Cypress, ginger

Body – Frankincense

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Description – Assured yet aware of the complexities that come with fathoming human endeavour, this fragrance contains takes advantage of the volatile nature of essential oils which often reveal hidden depth: Bergamot emits warmer tones than you might initially realise, while cypress and frankincense contain hints of earth and spice. Ginger gives the overall composition a kick whilst referencing a hearty individuality.

This perfume is one of fifteen housed at Bureau, Blackburn from 12th – 26th April as part of my solo exhibition, Perfume as Practice.

 


Perfume Portrait #70 – Dave Akehurst

Dave Akehurst 50ml EDT                                               

Head – Basil, peppermint

Heart – Cypress, ginger

Body – Cedarwood

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Description – A fresh, earthy composition that chooses fragrances for the balancing and cleansing of the throat, and as such metaphorically symbolising communication and sharing.  Ginger also emits a fiery kick that expresses a certain individuality. Cedarwood for the immune system.

This perfume is one of fifteen housed at Bureau, Blackburn from 12th – 26th April as part of my solo exhibition, Perfume as Practice.


Perfume Portrait #69 – Natasha Safavi Martin

Natasha Safavi Martin 50ml EDT

Head – Lemon, bergamot

Heart – Cypress, pine

Body – Dill, hyssop

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Description – A display of how fragrance can contain narratives while evoking the feeling associated with a sense of place, this fragrance begins surrounded by fresh Italian fruits before journeying to the cypress fields of France and the mammoth pines of Finland. We wind up in Hungary, shrouded by the warming and accomplished qualities of hyssop and dill. An epic tale, for sure!

This perfume is one of fifteen housed at Bureau, Blackburn from 12th – 26th April as part of my solo exhibition, Perfume as Practice.


Perfume Portrait #68 – Ella Boston

Ella Boston 50ml EDT

Head – Sweet orange, lemon, lime

Heart – Black pepper, pine needle

Body – Rosewood

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Description – Orange Lemon and lime, while adding colour to the world, are also instantly recognisable, as scents forms and shapes; referencing the capacity art has for direct communication. Pine needle references the physical and mental agility required instigate creative action, yet it still holds a sweetness that echoes the joy found in the top notes. Black pepper displays a lust for life while Rosewood is a tree loaded with ethical and environmental connotations.

This perfume is one of fifteen housed at Bureau, Blackburn from 12th – 26th April as part of my solo exhibition, Perfume as Practice.


Open Call for an Exhibition in Athens – ‘Stars’

This open call has now ended.

Fronteer presents Stars, an open call to submit work for an exhibition in Athens, Greece in May 2018.

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Fronteer is an arts initiative hosted by myself and artist Sharon Mossbeck that seeks to provide creative opportunities and events both nationally and internationally.

We are asking artists to submit artwork based on the theme of stars for an exhibition at Platforms Project 18 in Athens. The exhibition will house work created by Fronteer artists based on the solar system alongside stars created by artists successful in this open call. You may interpret the theme of stars however you wish, but do bear in mind we’re looking for work to complement Fronteer’s solar system work.

For Stars we are looking for small scale works (no bigger than 25cm across any one side.) The open call is free to enter, and artists are invited to submit one piece of work for consideration. If successful, your work will be subject to a £15 charge to cover transportation and exhibition costs, as well as return postage after the exhibition. To reiterate, the £15 charge will apply only if your work is selected. Work must already be complete at the time of submission.

Work can be offered for sale at the exhibition if you wish and no commission will be charged for sales.

Because the works will be carried with us to Athens, each piece must be:

  • Flat
  • Sturdy enough to survive the journey (all works will be carefully packaged)
  • Light weight
  • Made of materials and substances which are suitable to be transported to Europe
  • Unframed and finished to a standard high enough to be exhibited

The deadline for submissions is 10pm on Friday 30th March and successful artists will be notified by email on Friday 6th April.

If successful you will be invited to send or deliver your work to Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield UK, where Fronteer is based. The £15 can be paid via Paypal, bank transfer or in cash if you are delivering work by hand. If successful, your work and full payment must reach us by no later than 4thMay.

The exhibition will be held at Athens School of Fine Arts from 17th – 20thMay 2018.

Unsold works will be returned to artists by no later than 20th July, unless other arrangements have been made for collection. Basic 2nd class postage costs are covered by the £15 fee. If you wish for work to be returned by other means an extra fee may apply.

How to Submit

Artists are invited to submit ONE piece of work.  

To submit work, please email no more than 3 images of your work to fronteerart@gmail.com along with the following:

  • your name
  • title of the piece
  • dimensions of the piece
  • weight of work if it is made of heavier materials (e.g. it is not on paper)
  • if it will be offered for sale, and if so, what price in Euros
  • up to 100 words about your work (this text will not be exhibited as part of the exhibition)
  • How the work should be hung (e.g. Velcro strips, nails etc.)

All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece submitted may be rejected. Work should fit the specifications outlined below.

Don’t forget, work must be:

  • Flat (2D)
  • Sturdy enough to survive the journey (all works will be carefully packaged)
  • Light weight
  • Made of materials and substances which are suitable to be transported to Europe
  • Unframed and finished to a standard high enough to be exhibited
  • Based on the theme of stars

What you get for your money

Fronteer Arts understands that creative opportunities can often be hindered by financial barriers. We try to be transparent and price our open calls reasonably to ensure our costs are covered while providing viable opportunities for artists. Fees are not charged for organisers to make a profit. As such, here is a breakdown of where your £15 goes.

For your £15 you get:

  • Your work in a group exhibition, which last year was attended by over 8000 visitors, including celebrities, dignitaries, politicians and international artists, and curators.
  • Invigilation of your work
  • Transport of work to and from Athens
  • No commission on sales
  • Work returned to you via Royal Mail 2nd Class

And don’t forget, there is no fee for submitting a piece – the fee will only apply if you are successful.

Thank you and good luck! 


Perfume Portrait #59 – Joe Millie Norman

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Head – Tangerine, Basil

Heart – Ginger, Geranium

Body – Ylang Ylang, Myrrh

Description – Addressing the differing challenges creative compulsion and endeavour brings, this fragrance emerges light then reveals a rich sense of complexity.

This perfume was housed at Surface Gallery, Nottingham, from 3rd – 18th November.