Perfume as Practice autumn 2016

Perfume as Practice autumn 2016

30th November – 3rd December

Perfume as Practice returns to Bank Street Arts later this month, and will see Fine Art Perfumer Michael Borkowsky explore what portraiture would be like in a world where scent was our primary means of communication.

Michael interviews artists, asking them why they make art, before interpreting their answers and, using traditional perfumery techniques, creating portraits of them in the form of perfumes. This upcoming exhibition will use oils derived from the ‘woody’ fragrance family, such as sandalwood and cedar wood, or with oils that have autumnal characteristics, like patchouli and vetiver.


A drop-in event takes place on 3rd December and will offer visitors the opportunity to make their own perfume portraits.

Perfume as Practice is an ongoing project at Bank Street Arts and has previously included a solo exhibition, a perfume-making workshop, perfume-making drop in sessions, and an open studio event.

You can find Michael on Twitter, Facebook, and his website.