In celebration of the Painters’ Paintings exhibition AVM Curiosities have taken the paintings in Room 34 of the National Gallery as their inspiration, responding to the work with four specific scent-chambers that have been created to compliment the work. The four scents are not direct readings of the paintings but instead a series of stories that make you consider the work in a different way. Accompanied by an 18th century soundscape by the contemporary composer Troy Hewson, the subtle sensory changes in the room aim to engage and inspire in equal measure.
‘In many ways the things we collect can be just as revealing as what we create. It is a statement to want to own something, to assimilate it into our own environment, to make it part of us. The relationship between ownership and inspiration is what struck me most about the Painters’ Paintings exhibition. What art are artists inspired by? What does their collection make them feel? When I began to think about paintings in that way I began to think about what they inspired in me, what they made me want to create, and the aroma-tour began to take shape…’ – Tasha Marks
Aroma-Tour | Inspiration Late | The National Gallery, London | Room 34 | Friday 22nd July (6-9pm) | Guided Tours at 6.30, 7.30 & 8.30pm | Click here for more information.