Virtually Live Room 1

In this room, you will find

Sona BabajanyanPeter BreenRenata BuziakTravis D. HendrixSabrina LauristonMeredith MacleodChris MacphersonEryn MarkCarol SchwarzmanBelinda Sinclair

Sona Babajanyan …. <em>click to read</em>

Sona Babajanyan is an artist and illustrator from Armenia, currently living and working in Brisbane, Australia. 
Colours and lines, shapes and textures, forms and faces in Sona’s work are the means to bring without what lies within, inviting the viewer to reflect on this connection between the inner and outer universes. 
Her art is very versatile, she works both in traditional and digital media, in colour and black and white. She loves trying out new things and experimenting with new techniques. Many of her works are held in private collections in Australia, Europe and the US.
Sona’s work can be found in Room 2 of our 3D gallery

Peter Breen …. <em>click to read</em>

Peter is drawn to reflections on culture, community and the deteriorating effect of global warming and climate change. In each of these works, Peter attempts to state his felt response to the moments experienced and to leave the viewer with an invitation.

Peter Breen was born in Melbourne, Australia and completed high school [ Brisbane State High School] in 1968 after moving to Queensland in the early 60’s. He trained in Medical Radiography at RMIT [Melbourne] completing a number of appointments at Prince Henry’s Hospital [ now Monash Medical Centre] Prince Charles, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and in private practice with Queensland Diagnostic Imaging. He also served in Cambodia as a radiographer with World Vision during the Vietnam/Cambodia conflicts. After theological training, he entered pastoral work from 1982 – 2003 with parish leadership responsibilities in Bundaberg and Everton Hills. It was during his time at Everton Hills that Jugglers was conceived of with two of his sons and two other friends and begun in 1998. After leaving parish leadership in 2003, Jugglers was launched at 103 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley where it remained until 2018. Jugglers continues to provide consulting services, studio spaces at Tarragindi, a national drawing prize – Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing and The Stairwell Project. The Stairwell Project was developed out of Peter’s awareness that stress and anxiety can be reduced and well-being enhanced in hospital spaces for staff, patients and the general public by the presence of performing professional musicians. The project now in its 4th year is present in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. It is partly funded via public appeals and at RBWH is subsidised by the RBWH Foundation. Peter has been married to Mavis [ Maeve] for 45 years and has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Since leaving organised religion, Peter has also been developing his own arts practice and is currently developing a body of work around his perceived religious constructs and their affects.
Peter’s work can be found in Room 2 of our 3D gallery

Renata Buziak …. <em>click to read</em>

Renata Buziak (PhD) is a photo-media artist, educator and researcher passionate about physically engaging nature and organic processes in her interdisciplinary practice. Based in Brisbane Australia, her practice builds on alternative and experimental photography, intercultural and art-science research, and cross-disciplinary collaborations. For over a decade she has been developing an image making process- the biochrome, by fusing organic and photographic materials subject to organic decomposition. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally, received a number of art awards, and features in private and public collections.
Renata’s work can be found in Room 2 of our 3D gallery