Exhibition's outback twist

GUMTREE: Artist Renata Buziak with one of her pieces from the exhibition.
GUMTREE: Artist Renata Buziak with one of her pieces from the exhibition. Alexia Austin

ART lovers gathered at the Roma on Bungil Art Gallery on Friday night for the opening of artist Renata Buziak's exhibition Medicinal Plant Cycles.

Guests enjoyed afternoon tea, while Ms Buziak explained the process behind her pieces.

"Medicinal plant cycles is a series of works made with Australian medicinal plants from Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island,” she said.

"To create these biochrome images I collect the plants and fuse them together with photographic emulsions, and let them decay together over several weeks.

"That's why I call them a collaboration with nature.”

Ms Buziak, who is originally from Poland, said she was intrigued by outback plant species and was looking to incorporate new species in her next series.

"My interest in medicinal plants comes from my childhood.

"When I was growing up, we learnt what plants were useful in our garden or in the meadows, and we collected them to make remedies.

"That's why I was very interested in Australian plants here after I migrated.

"I love the bush and I love bush walking and finding new plants, and I'm always curious about the species out here, especially the bottle trees.”

The exhibition will be on display at the gallery until March 25.

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