About

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.

Active / Lives: Melbourne + Ballarat, Australia

I’m Polish-born and settled in Australia more than a decade ago. Drawing on my childhood in a communist era Poland, my photography explores memory and identity. Working mainly in portrait, landscape and documentary photography, I often combine photographs with other elements such as sound, the written word and constructed physical objects. I also create site-specific installations and art murals.

My work has been featured on The Block Show 2019, The Design Files Australia and Better Homes & Gardens TV. With over 12 years of professional experience in the photographic & digital industry, I’ve been the recipient of a number of prizes, including Under the Floorboards studio residency award, Ballarat Art Foundation’s Eureka Art Awards and Centre for Contemporary Photography Leica Salon prize. I’m also a past finalist of the Maggie Diaz Prize and Bowness Photography Prize. 

I love using my photography as a tool to connect with people and tell their stories. I am currently working on a 2nd commission for the State Library Victoria, documenting COVID-19 pandemic in regional Victoria.



 

Awards / Exhibitions

Collections

State Library of Victoria, Ballarat Arts Foundation, Museum of Democracy at Eureka + private collections

Art Residencies

2018 BOAA Biennale of Australian Art | Ballarat Mining Exchange
2013 Under the Floorboards | Uniting Care Ballarat

Awards 

2018 Finalist | Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize
2018 Finalist | Art Lovers Australia Prize
2018 Finalist | Contemporary Art Awards
2017 Finalist | Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
2017 Winner 3rd Prize | Airbnb, Fear of Flying story
2016 Finalist | Eureka Art Prize
2015 Finalist | The Maggie Diaz Photography Prize
2014 Winner | Eureka Art Prize
2014 Finalist | Bowness Photography Prize MGA Gallery Melbourne
2014 Finalist | Head On Photo Festival Portrait Category Sydney
2014 One year Leadership Scholarship | Leadership Ballarat Western Region
2013 Winner CCP Leica Salon Most Humorous Image Award | Centre of Contemporary Photography Melbourne

2013 Winner Eureka Art Prize | Ballarat Arts Foundation 
2013 We R You – Paste-ups Project Facilitator
2012 Honourable Mention Fine Art Black & White Spider Awards
2012 Published Finalist ‘My migration. Moja Emigracja’ book ISBN

2011 Visual Arts Grant – Photography BAF Ballarat Arts Foundation
2008 Winner End of Year Best Photo Competition, AOP Gallery London UK

Solo Exhibitions

2017 In the process of Healing | Ballarat International Foto Biennale
2015 Dreamscapes | Ballarat International Foto Biennale 
2013 Australia, a New Chapter | Ballarat International Foto Biennale 
2013 My Australia | Backspace Gallery Ballarat
2011 Transient | Ballarat Intl Foto Biennale | Craig’s Royal Hotel Ballarat

Group Exhibitions  

2022 State of Change: Regional & rural stories of 2020 touring exhibition
– Colac Library | 4 July – 29 August
– Bright Library | 11 July – 10 October
– Geelong Library | 29 August – 29 September

2022 Banyule Art Salon | Art Gallery 275 @Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub
2021 Faces | PAF Polish Art Foundation 
2021 Regional bushfires and COVID recovery | State Library Victoria
2021 Contemporary Photography Melbourne | CCP Salon
2020 Victorian Artists Society | Melbourne
2020 Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne | Members Group Exhibition
2019 Colours of World Cultures | Backspace Gallery Ballarat
2019 Beyond 50% | Backspace Gallery Ballarat
2018 Pol-Art Festival QCA Galleries South Bank | Brisbane, QLD
2018 Ballarat Arts Foundation Eureka Art Award | Post Office Gallery  
2018 Mixed Blessings | Mercure Hotel & Convention Centre, Ballarat
2018 Open studio ArtWalk | Soldiers Hill Artist Collective Ballarat  
2018 Portrait Prize | Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood VIC
2017 Our Place – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective | Backspace Gallery Ballarat
2017 Maggie Diaz Projects: Photography Prize | Brightspace Gallery St Kilda

2017 Eureka Art Award Finalists | Ballarat Art Gallery window
2016 Eureka Art Award Finalists | Post Office Gallery Ballarat
2016 Impressions Polish Arts Foundation | Victorian Artists Society Gallery Melbourne
2016 Linden Postcard Show | Linden New Art Gallery Melbourne
2016 Self Portraits to Selfies | The Lost Ones Gallery Ballarat
2015 PolArt Festival | Steps Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Maggie Diaz Projects: Photography Prize | Brightspace Gallery St Kilda

2014 Eureka Art Prize Finalists | Post Office Gallery Ballarat
2014 Bowness Photography Prize Finalists | MGA Gallery Melbourne
2014 Head On Finalists | Paddington Reservoir Gallery Sydney
2013 Under the Floorboards | Art Gallery Ballarat

2012 POL-ART Festival | Perth
2011 Lost in Translation – Collaboration with painter Casey Tosh 
2011 Association of Photographers – AOP Open Awards Finalists | Truman Brewery London

Education

2021 Digital Project Management
2018 Gippsland Community Leadership Program
2014 Ballarat Community Leadership Program
2011 Cert IV Small Business Management
2008 Higher National Diploma in Photography | London Metropolitan University