The Foundation’s first workshops at SWAB Barcelona

29 September, 2019 | Blog


This week the Fundación Ernesto Ventós had the pleasure of taking part in the SWAB Kids space at the popular SWAB Barcelona Art Fair, where we ran a series of olfactory workshops for girls and boys and their families.

Over the previous weeks we devoted a great deal of time, thought and affection to preparing workshops we hoped the participating families would really enjoy, and the fact is that the response exceeded our expectations as large numbers of people came along to our workshop sessions to find out about the Foundation and to learn to smell through art.

The workshops centred of getting to know some of NASEVO’s artworks, smelling these, with each person then choosing a paper nose and colouring it in whatever way they wanted. We used these fabulously decorated noses to create a canvas which reflects all the vitality and emotion of the works in our collection. We are so happy with this communal creation to which everyone contributed! Ernesto Ventós completed the work by adding his own ‘nose’ to the canvas, as you can see in this video.

A big thanks to all the people who came to see us and say hello, smell, paint and laugh with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!