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Breathe

‘Breathe’ Continuing research and development in preparation for intervention workshops alongside Miffy Ryan with Taiwanese Art Interns in a wood near Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK. Again referencing Lygia Clark’s ‘Nostalgia do Corpo’ (Nostalgia of the Body). The nature of portraiture too […]

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Bloodlines

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  • From:
    March 17, 2020
  • To:
    March 22, 2020
  • Location:
    London
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Perfume as Practice AW19

This week sees the opening of my latest Perfume as Practice show, which will take place at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol from 4th – 9th October 2019. As ever, Perfume as Practice AW19 will look at the artistic potential of perfumery […]

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100 Not Out

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 […]

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REFLECTING ON A FRESH START.

As a twenty-year-old working-class lad from Hull, I looked into a mirror in the back bedroom of my parent’s council house and drew myself (above). Capturing a moment in time with a simple pencil. It wasn’t bad. It showed some […]

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Inching Towards London

My first solo show of the year – Perfume as Practice SS19 at Lumen Crypt Gallery, London – is inching ever closer; in a mere 6 weeks the exhibition will be up and running. So as you might expect February […]

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Liveries for London

It’s that time of year again! No, not the January blues; I am in fact talking about my twice-yearly undertaking of deciding on visual liveries for a new range of perfumes. My upcoming solo exhibition at Lumen Crypt Gallery will […]

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Now Showing #275: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: a group show exploring socio-political turmoil at Bo-Lee Gallery, London, Siobhán Hapaska’s sculpture at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, and Lucy Orta’s collaborative banners at Medicine in Birmingham.

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Now Showing #264: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: A selection of portraits curated by artist Leo Fitzmaurice at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Jesse Darling’s sculptures, drawings and objects in the latest in Tate Britain’s ongoing Art Now series of free exhibitions; and at Firstsite in Colchester, Raqs Media Collective’s exploration of the history of psychological disorders caused by conflict.

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Now Showing #260: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: The Hayward Gallery’s new touring drawing exhibition at St Albans Museum and Gallery; magic, ritual and witchcraft at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; and the inaugural exhibition at S1 Artspace’s new gallery space at Sheffield’s Park Hill estate.

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Now Showing #258: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: An exploration of how the head and face have been depicted in art at Graves Gallery, Sheffield, Lily Cole’s film Balls at the Foundling Museum, London, and Lucy Skaer at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.

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Perfume and Posters

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 […]

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Blogger Q&A: Michael Borkowsky, artist and perfumer

This week’s featured artist blogger on a-n’s Instagram is Michael Borkowsky. Over recent years the Sheffield-based artist has adopted the craft of perfumery in his visual art practice leading him to, amongst other things, work directly with other artists in portraiture. Richard Taylor finds out more.

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the power of portraiture…

In a world saturated with photography I was intrigued by the reaction of underlined project participants to seeing themselves in beautifully crafted documentation drawings made by Adam Wilson at our previous workshops. There was something that connected people to each […]

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The Art of Tweaking Workshops

I am still processing all of my olfactory activity from the end September until now. It’s been a period of extreme intensity, which has seen me deliver a residency, a solo show, two group shows and 5 workshops around the UK […]

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Workshop with MARCO Museum, Monterrey.

With help from the A-N Travel Bursary, I traveled to Monterrey in Northern Mexico, where I co-ran a four day workshop in one of Mexico’s main Museums of Contemporary Art, MARCO, with artist Marysa Dowling http://www.marysadowling.co.uk/ The workshop was titled […]

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