ON EXHIBITION @ The Centre Beaudesert


Renata Buziak, Antarctic Beech (Nothofagus moorei), 2022

FLORAS OF GONDWANAN HERITAGE

Contemporary biochrome works
by Renata Buziak 


11 MAY - 13 JUL 2024
 

WHERE

The Centre Beaudesert,

82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert
FREE ENTRY
 

GALLERY
HOURS

Tues-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat 10am-2pm. 
Closed public holidays  |  All Welcome
 

ENQUIRIES

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LAUNCH

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 2pm  Register Now
Bookings essential for this free event.
Light refreshments available. 

Join us for the launch of this extraordinary exhibition. Launch program opens with a special performance by Bloom Collective and includes an artist talk by Renata as she shares her art and science journey at her recent art residency on the Binna Burra Cultural Landscape. Special Guest Speaker Dr. Victoria Garnons-Williams, former Senior Lecturer, Creative industries, QUT.


Gondwana Echoes performance. photo: Greg Harm 

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Floras of Gondwanan Heritage explores Gondwanan lineage plants of the World Heritage Rainforest of Australia through textiles, works on paper and video by Queensland biochrome artist Renata Buziak.

Extraordinary and captivating flora images encapsulate the gorgeous colours of the Australian World Heritage listed Gondwanan Rainforests located in the Scenic Rim.

In 2022, Binna Burra Lodge invited Renata to create her signature biochrome images on the Binna Burra Cultural Landscape, as the first Artist-in-Residence in the legacy of Vida Lahey, a prominent Queensland artist (1882 – 1968).

Located on the Yugambeh language groups’ country, in the World Heritage area of Woonoongoora / Lamington National Park - Binna Burra allows visitors to experience unique flora, of which ancestral lineages go back to Gondwanaland millions of years ago.

During her residency, Renata created a new series of biochrome images of rainforest flora, with focus on Gondwanan lineage plants, such as Nothofagus moorei (Antarctic Beech) and Callicoma serratifolia (Black Wattle).

The biochrome image-making process developed by Renata, through her art-science research, is based on the fusion of organic and photographic materials.

This process fuses plant samples and photographic emulsions over a period of time, allowing organic decomposition to transform both materials into new, abstract, yet often accurately depicted, images of plants.

In essence, Renata Buziak is a biochrome photomedia artist, researcher and educator helping people to reconnect with nature through art-science research.

To read more about Dr Renata Buziak's practice, visit her website 

Akania bidwilli by Renata Buziak
Renata Buziak, Turnipwood (Akania bidwillii) Silverleaf Moonlight, 2022

ABOUT BLOOM COLLECTIVE

Bloom Collective collaborates on many multi-disciplinary projects which are site specific. The performance Gondwanan Echoes has been inspired by Renata’s biochrome images of Gondwana lineage plants, research of the plants and their environment, along with the other member’s research and experiences of the place. It also celebrates cultural heritage, environment, artistic and scientific significance at Binna Burra, located within the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest of Australia. View Bloom Collective in performance at Binna Burra 
 

CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP with Renata Buziak

Renata will be facilitating a Cyanotype workshop for adults on 25 May 2024  in association with her exhibition. Places are limited, bookings essential. More details and to book

 

82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert