Ubobo State School


What’s that Smell?

Artists: Ubobo State School students and staff
Curator: Katrina Elliott
Medium: Photographs
Exhibited: December 2018 – January 2019
Using photography the students and staff of Ubobo State School invite you to share in their
experiences of “smell”, both good and bad.

We all experience the world through our senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, taste, body awareness and movement). How we translate sensory information into actions is called sensory processing. How we process sensory information is different for everyone and we all have our own sensory preferences. There are things we like and other things we like to avoid if we can.

The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. It has the ability to spontaneously trigger a long-forgotten event or emotion.

While I was tutoring the students on the theme of their exhibition, I shared the experience of smelling my Grandmother before I could even see it was her. And how every time I smell that perfume it always triggers the fond memories, I had with her.

We hope this exhibition transports you to a place filled with wonderful memories triggered by (visual) smells.


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