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Until about a month ago I imagined that I would standing in Gallery 1 of the Artists’ Club in Uppsala right now. This afternoon should have been the opening of my show there, instead I am enjoying a peaceful afternoon […]
As an artist utilising perfume in my work one thing I have learned during lockdown is that scent doesn’t translate particularly well over Zoom! That’s why I have created a series of videos that re-imagine dubious historical plague cures using […]
Having now completed a ’test piece’ inspired by heraldic flags, family crests, and military standards, produced in careful and diligent applique I wonder if I am not on the wrong track. It is the technique(s) rather than the references […]
I spent the last few days embarking upon that most arduous of tasks – sorting out my studio space. It was a curiously cathartic process which saw me tidy away my array of pencils, pens and paintbrushes; making way instead […]
Over the last week I have been uncovering the commercial potential of Perfume as Practice. For while the essence of the project is artistic, that doesn’t mean I can’t dip my toe in the more consumer driven elements of the […]
Venue:The Old Library, Chester
Date:August 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM
Location:North West England
Monday 27 Head north today towards the Maritsa river and cross the enclosed river bridge. Tiny shops line the bridge so the river is invisible, the shops sell dresses, sportswear, mobile phones and tired women stand around talking. On the […]
June 2019 marked the 9th incarnation of Perfume as Practice, which was staged at Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton. The exhibition comprised of 12 perfume portraits and 5 paintings, themed under the idea of protest. The exhibition also represented a milestone for […]
Every now and then the generous people at Martyr’s Gallery in Lewes offer an opportunity for an artist to take over their space for one of those very special, no-expectations, no-strings-attached developmental residencies. Their version of this amazing gift is […]
May has been a rather busy and productive month, as no doubt evidenced by my distinct lack of blogging. In between making perfumes for exhibitions, running workshops and playing with audio/visual equipment I’ve seldom had the time to sit, think […]
Recently I took part in Yorkshire Artspace’s Open Studio event, which as ever attracted hundreds of visitors to my very studio. During the event I exhibited my usual array of scented delights and workshop promotional material. I tend to use […]
Thoughts on bronze during my course and residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop, funded by A-N Artist Bursaries 2018. www.clareburnett.net
there is something very satisfying about getting to mid afternoon on a friday and logging into my a-n account to prepare a blog post. for one it means that i’ve got to the end of the week and managed to […]
This week sees the beginning of my residency at Access Space where I will create candles in situ in response to the news stories of the day. I will be present this Wednesday (4th July) although I expect much of […]
Exhibiting at Platforms Project involved invigilating in our exhibition space 8 hours a day for 4 days. As such, it afforded me a lot of time, and I sought to utilise that time effectively to contemplate and theorise on new […]
My ambition for Scents of our Time in 2018 was simply to get it exhibited somewhere. A reasonable enough goal for a project in its infancy, and I’m happy to announce that it will be showing in 2 places in […]
Scents of Our Time aims to reveal the capacity contemporary candle making has for social comment and responsive creative action.
making words – making marks – making soup – making plans. after my wobbly week i sort this week to get myself back into a better frame of mind. its not until i drew out my connections to […]
Last week I made a bespoke perfume based on coffee. Yes. coffee. Now, I know what you’re thinking – ‘Michael! last month you were making perfumes about planets, and this week, out of nowhere, you’ve made a perfume about coffee?! […]
During 2018 to July 2019 I am one of ten artists working as part of a project, ‘Surrey Unearthed’ across the Surrey Hills. I am an artist and papermaker and work by walking, collecting, interacting with people and making.
Perfume as Practice SS18 at Bureau, Blackburn feels rather more imminent now that I have designed a poster for it: The process of designing and distributing posters for exhibitions – particularly solo shows – does add a certain weight to […]
studio activity, February 2018.
The possibility of a new studio is simultaneously good and shifting. The landlord and leasing agent (a local housing association) are keen for us to take over the lower ground floor rooms of an old school gymnastics hall – which […]
It is becoming clear that April is going to be a rather busy month. It will see me host 3 perfume making workshops, an artist’s talk and, predominantly, my first Perfume as Practice solo show of the year – Perfume […]