Perfume as Practice AW19

Michael Borkowsky October 4 - 9 Preview: Friday 04 October 6 - 8pm Open daily: 11 - 4pm

Michael Borkowsky presents Perfume as Practice AW19 – an exhibition that looks at the artistic potential of perfumery and how it can be used to create portraiture. The exhibition will comprise 20 perfumes, each a portrait of another artist. These perfume portraits are achieved through a process that begins by asking artists the question ‘why do you make art?’ Then, through a method of intuition and investigation, Michael creates a perfume relative to the answer received – capturing the essence of an artist. The exhibition will be supported by visual livery pertaining to the theme of Voyage’ and designed by Michael alongside the artists he has made perfume portraits for; resulting in a collaborative effort that builds a network of artists. The exhibition promises to subvert your expectations of scent, perfume and portraiture in general!

Perfume Making Workshop | Centrespace, Bristol | 5th October 2019 2 – 4pm

Join fine art perfumer Michael Borkowsky in this fantastic opportunity to design and create your very own perfume!

This 2 hour workshop begins with Michael introducing his unique, artistic approach perfumery and giving a working demonstration of how to make an Eau De Toilette. Michael will guide you through all aspects of perfume design including an explanation of fragrance types, an introduction to fragrance notes and how to blend oils to achieve the perfect fragrance. Then, under Michael’s support and guidance, you will have a chance to make a 50ml perfume of your own by choosing from an extensive selection of essential oils and fragrance oils. You will also get the chance to decorate the bottle and you will be able to take the perfume home on the day.

This workshop is suitable for men and women and is a great introduction into the art of perfumery, a great way of learning a new skill and a brilliant opportunity to create something truly unique. The price of the workshop is inclusive of all materials.
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