“Formed in 2017, the collective features five leading artists – Jan Baker Finch (movement), Renata Buziak (photo media), Erik Griswold (composer), Vicki Kelleher (poet) and Vanessa Tomlinson (musician). They have previouly presented work as part of Easter@Harrigans Lane (Granite Belt), Contexts Ephermeal Art Festival (Poland) and theLines in the Sand Festival (Minjerriba). Through these projects, Bloom Collective explore the potential of art to pay attention to place, expanding our ability to listen, see and engage”.

Quote taken from The Wrong Kind of Beauty exhibition statement dated September 5, 2018.


Another alegiance forged during Lines in The Sand Festival of 2014, was that between Renata Buziak (photomedia artist) and Carol Swarzman (writer) who conceived and curated Art in Soil in 2017.

“Let’s Get Dirty is an Art in Soil initiative by the Queensland Branch of Soil Science Australia informed by the arts industry. Both art and science are carried out as cultural acts valuing their environments and creativity, harnessing sense, and seeking to provide change via abstract models of our world. Let’s Get Dirty will follow numerous Artists’ journeys over a six month period creating a piece of art inspired by soil”.

Retrieved from https://www.artinsoil.org/introduction