EM17: [CO]HERE
Nov
3
to Nov 18

EM17: [CO]HERE

EM17: [CO]HERE
4th – 18th November 2017
Opening: 3rd November 18:00 – 21:00

Jen Burton (NTU) / Annie Dixon (DMU) / Amrit Doll (BCU) / Holly Kerslake (Loughborough) / Carla Lavin (NTU) / Molly Maria (Lincoln) / James Richardson (Lincoln) / Sarah Roach (Derby).

Surface Gallery is excited to announce the exhibition for our ninth East Midlands Graduate Project, EM17: [CO]HERE.

[CO]HERE presents a range of visually entertaining works that explore challenging concepts and themes. Toppling towers, dripping water shrines, and images of silence in Sneinton are just some of the works on show at this eclectic exhibition. [CO]HERE is an exhibition of contrasts, expect the playful and the serious, the virtual and the real, the disparate and the coherent.  

EM17: [CO]HERE opens with a DJ set by Osborne (Gallery Sounds) in the Main Gallery, in conjunction with Perfume as Practice, a solo exhibition by Michael Borkowsky in the Project Space. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead. The bar will also offer original cocktails created exclusively for the Opening Night by the artists.

Artist Talk and Tour: Saturday 11th November, 12pm

Free Entry: Everyone Welcome

The East Midlands Graduate Project supports Fine Art graduates across the region as they make the transition from university to the professional art world. [CO]HERE is the culmination of a four-week residency undertaken in Surface Gallery’s top-floor Project Space. Eight of the region’s most exciting new graduate artists have been commissioned to produce original work for the exhibition. Each of the artists have built on their successes at university and developed their practice and creativity to produce pieces to attract and engage the viewer.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Partners: Communities Inc., University of Derby, University of Lincoln, Loughborough University, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University

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Perfume as Practice: A Solo Exhibition by Michael Borkowsky
Nov
3
to Nov 18

Perfume as Practice: A Solo Exhibition by Michael Borkowsky

Perfume as Practice: A Solo Exhibition by Michael Borkowsky
4th - 18th November
Opening Night: Friday 3rd November, 6-9pm

Surface Gallery invites you to discover Perfume as Practice, an exhibition that celebrates and explores the possibilities of scent in art.

Perfume as Practice houses no less than 20 bespoke and diverse perfumes, each a portrait of an artist. In his ongoing work as a  'Fine Art perfumer', Borkowsky creates scent portraits by posing the question: 'Why do you make art?'. He then analyses and interprets the responses in order to create meaningful fragrances that capture the essence of each artist. Just like any other means of portraiture, each fragrance is unique, complex and highly personal, yet allows the audience to interpret them in their own way. By using the craft of perfumery, Perfume as Practice also highlights alternative ways of thinking about portraiture, scent and art in general.

The opening evening features an artist talk from Borkowsky at 7pm, explaining the ideas and processes behind Perfume as Practice. This exhibition will open in the Project Space in conjunction with the East Midlands Graduate Project exhibition in the Main Gallery. As always, there will be a donations bar with ales from local brewery, Springhead.

Free Entry: Everyone Welcome

Workshop:
Saturday 11th November, 2pm - 4pm

Michael Borkowsky will be holding a perfume making workshop that gives participants an opportunity to find out more about the perfume making process and its possibilities, and to create a fragrance of their own.

Borkowsky begins by talking about his unique approach to perfume making, before giving a working demonstration of how to make a 50ml eau de toilette. He also explains about the craft of perfumery, including information on fragrance notes, fragrance families, and how to achieve a successful blend. Participants make their own perfume, choosing from a wide range of oils. The result - their very own perfume in a spray bottle that they can take home on the day!

Cost: £5 per person, all materials provided
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