Join celebrated artist Renata Buziak for a concentrated introduction to the process of creating an original cyanotype. Discover one of the oldest and most enduring methods of printmaking in a fun and fully immersive workshop that will show you how to use flowers, leaves and found objects to create striking and original compositions.
Commencing with a tour of Sonja and Elisa Jane Carmichael’s stunning cyanotype Balgagu gara (come celebrate) in our exhibition carriers of memory, this half-day workshop will take you through the history, materials and practical skills required to make an original piece of art before you dive into making your own striking work to take home.
Participants are also welcome to bring small flat objects or photo negatives from home to experiment with on the day of the workshop.
Please note, lunch is not included. Participants are encouraged to bring a packed lunch.
11:15am – 11:30am: Sign in. Tea and coffee (available throughout)
11:30am – 12:00pm: Tour of carriers of memory
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Session 1 with Renata (1 hour)
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Lunch break
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Session 2 with Renata (2 hours)
Dr Renata Buziak, ECO Harmony Guide, is a biochrome artist, researcher and educator working at the nexus of art and science, with a particular interest in nature. Her photographic research is based in plant life, she has a PhD in Visual Art from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, and has previously taught there and at other academic institutions. By bending the rules of traditional photography by letting photographic materials interact with organic matter, Renata developed a unique process of creating art that she calls the biochrome. These images help her and others connect with nature.
Renata’s biochromes have been displayed in solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally including ANCA Gallery in Canberra, Red Gallery in Melbourne, the Queensland Centre for Photography (QCP), the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Blender Gallery in Sydney, Photo LA, The Opole Contemporary Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw and more. In 2014 Renata was invited to exhibit at the 4th Biennale Ars Polonia in Opole, Poland, an international showcase of works by artists of Polish heritage.
Renata has received a number of awards for her work, including The Thiess Art Prize and the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital Art Award; she completed several artist residencies: and her work is held in public and private collections.
Renata’s innovative process led her to work with homeowners, business owners and leaders to help enhance the experience of their spaces in harmony with the natural world. Currently, as the ECO Harmony Guide, she takes her clients on a journey of becoming ECO Harmony Leaders.
Find out more about Renata here.