I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live and make work: Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung, Wurundjeri and Gunaikurnai people of Victoria.
Aldona Kmieć is a Polish-born Australian photographic artist. Graduating from the London Metropolitan University with a Higher National Diploma in Photography in 2008, Aldona settled in Australia in 2009. Working mainly in portrait, landscape and documentary photography, Aldona has also worked on site-specific installations and street art projects.
While living in Ballarat, she was heavily involved in the art and multicultural community, volunteering her skills for many local causes, including Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Multicultural Ambassador Program at City of Ballarat, working with refugees, as a Board Member of Ballarat Arts Alive and Soldiers Hill Artist Collective. She is now based in Melbourne, still maintaining a strong connection with the Ballarat artist community.
Her work has been featured on The Block Show (2019), The Design Files magazine and Better Homes & Gardens TV (2015) featuring a street art project called We R You aka Ballarat Faces. Aldona has been the recipient of a number of grants and prizes, including Under the Floorboards art residency award with Uniting Care, finalist Bowness Photography Prize, multiple finalist/winner of Ballarat Art Foundation’s Eureka Art Awards, winner Centre for Contemporary Photography Leica Salon prize, and a three-time finalist of the Maggie Diaz Photography Prize.
Her works are held in the public collection of the State Library of Victoria, Museum of Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat Arts Foundation and private collections.
For more information and awards, visit Artist CV here.