July 31-August 1, 2021

Photo Fair

Venue and dates:

Queensland Centre for Photography

6 Maud Street 

Newstead Qld, 4006

Open Hours

Saturday 31 July & Sunday 1 August

(my work will be featured on Saturday only)

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Photo Fair

You are invited to the inaugural Photo Fair at the Queensland Centre for Photography in Brisbane!

During the Fair I will showcase a selection of images I created for various projects using several photographic techniques.

In my practice, although I mostly work with the biochrome process, I use both analogue and digital processes, including the photogram, cyanotype and lumen prints. 

Habitat I artwork

Habitat I is one of many images from a collaborative project “Habitat: Artworks and Stories of Pine Rivers Gardens” focusing on visual and verbal stories of residential gardens and their owners in Moreton Bay (known as Pine Rivers). This image is a result of combining plants from several gardens of the region, while other works in the series focus on individual gardens.

The importance of residential gardens 

Gardens play a very important part in many people’s lives. A garden can stimulate peace and tranquillity; provide fruit and vegetables seasonally; be a place for family gatherings; foster fitness and recreational activity; encourage a connection to nature, whilst evoking a sense of pride and achievement in the owner. Residential gardens are also an essential resource for flora and fauna habitats, assisting in the maintenance of biodiversity within the region. People of different backgrounds or locations place various values on their gardens and what they plant; from exotic or imported specimens, to carefully chosen native, edible plants, or even ones of sentimental value.

The biochrome process

I created this image by fusing plants from the selected gardens, and photographic materials over a period of time, a process of image making I developed and I call the biochrome.

Images on this page:
  • Renata Buziak, Habitat I, 2015, Archival pigment on paper, 90 x 128cm