Polish Meadows

Polish Meadows is a series of works focusing on medicinal flora of Southeast Poland, many of which are internationally recognised herbs with medicinal properties, such as nettle or elderberry. During my childhood I was introduced to the therapeutic power of local plants by my mother and grandmother and joined them in collecting herbs and weeds to make home remedies. More recently, my visits to Poland have led to a rediscovery of some of these same flora spontaneously growing in and around my hometown.

The images are created by an experimental biochrome process fusing organic and photographic materials that I have been developing for over a decade. This photo-media exploration allows for transformation of flora during organic processes of decomposition, merging art and science to join in global discourses of bio art.

Catalogue essay by Dr Stephen Hobson Polish Meadows: reflection on Virtuous Weeds, December 2018.

Exhibition dates: 12 Dec 2018 - 4 January 2019, QCA Galleries - details on the NEWS page.

An art activity 'Medicinal Plants Part 1', suitable for children and adults, was created in collaboration with HAPY.CA.The activity consists of A5 cards of all the 9 plants included in this series, a title page listing the plants, and 9 small index cards. Colour them in, cut them out and collage together, or individually, on separate coloured cards provided, or just collect the set. Information on the healing properties of the plants is also available in the Polish Meadows catalogue.

Related events:
Cyanotype workshop: Saturday 5 January 2019, 10am - 12 noon

Artist talks: Friday 4 January, 3pm, QCA Galleries.

Renata Buziak is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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