Book title: Art. Nature. Science. at Binna Burra

Catalogue title: Gondwanan Biochromes: Artist-in-Residence, Binna Burra Cultural Landscape

Exhibition catalogue 

Launched: 4 February 2023 at Binna Burra Lodge

Available as:

Printed copy and E-Book on Amazon.

Printed copies at Binna Burra Lodge shop.


Renata Buziak, Gondwanan Biochromes, Artist-in-Residence, Binna Burra Cultural Landscape, Catalogue front cover.

Gondwanan Biochromes, Binna Burra Cultural Landscape

This catalogue provides documentation of my exhibition of biochrome art that I created during the residency on the Binna Burra Cultural Landscape. Binna Burra is located in Woonoongoora (Lamington National Park), the World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest of Australia.
The indoor & outdoor exhibition took place from 4 to 15 December at the Pottery Shed and its courtyard, and included a selection of works on paper, textiles and video focusing on Gondwanan lineage plants.

Catalogue contents:

Introduction: Steve Noakes, Chairperson, Binna Burra Lodge
Vice Chair, National Parks Association of Queensland
Microbes and Remnants in the Canopy of Binna Burra, an essay by Dr Jayne Fenton Keane
Increasingly smaller patterns, a poem by Vicki Keller
* Biochrome timelapse stills
* Biochrome images from the exhibition
* Photographs of the exhibition and of the Bloom Collective performance

From the catalogue:

… Buziak’s work extends the documentation and classification project by focussing on microbial relationships between the environment and the plant. By capturing these, the unwitnessed dynamic correspondences between life, death and artforms becomes integral to the finished product. For example, there are several pieces focussed on a key remnant species found in the area, the Antarctic Beech (Nothofagus moorei). Implicit in the composition are layers that echo the passage of millennia of geological and planetary activity. …
By Dr Jayne Fenton Keane (an excerpt)

merging into ancient lineages time imposes itself into a landscape that is drifting northwards
and obscures our vision so that it becomes impossible to see if past is the same as living
our formless form relates to these warmer parts of our world where
the rich organic scent of decomposing leaves, roots, barks, and seeds recall us back into our own time …
by Vicki Kelleher (an excerpt)

Publication details:

Title: Gondwanan Biochromes: Artist-in-Residence, Binna Burra Cultural Landscape.
Dr Renata Buziak
©️ 2023 Renata Buziak and the authors

Essay: Dr Jayne Fenton Keane
Poem: Vicki Kelleher
Editor: Renata Buziak
Copy Editor: Kate Habrison
Catalogue Design: Iwona Buziak

ISBN Print: 978-0-9924796-5-7
ISBN E-book: 978-0-9924796-6-4
ISBN PDF: ​​978-0-9924796-7-1

This catalogue is a companion to the Art. Nature. Science. at Binna Burra publication (ISBN: 978-0-646-86225-5) and Art. Nature. Science. at Binna Burra podcast, both launched in December 2022.


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