State Library Victoria State of Change: Regional & rural stories of 2022

State of Change: Regional & rural stories of 2022

In addition to the 2020 project, Focus on Country Vic, State Library Victoria has commissioned me again in 2022 to document the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on regional communities. These photographs are now part of the State Victoria permanent public collection.

Focus on Country Vic SLV Exhibition

Focus on Country Victoria

State of Change: Regional & rural stories of 2020 is a State Library Victoria photo exhibition documenting the year that was 2020 in regional Victoria through a local lens. What are the unique issues facing our communities? What do our communities hope for and how will recent events shape the future? The events of 2020 had…

Beyond 50 percent Aldona Kmiec Exhibition Backspace Gallery Ballarat

Beyond 50 percent

Beyond 50% exhibition was created in response to the growing gender inequality in our global communities. It explored the ways in which art can be used to influence cultural change. Beyond 50%: art activism against violence presented work by six international and Australian artists who identify as activists, craftivists, agitators and feminists: Panmela Castro, a performance…

We R You Ballarat Street art paste up

Street art

Ballarat Street Art murals project #WeRYou, was an inclusive and participatory street art project focused on the power of community, art and ideas to change perceptions and attitudes of Ballarat residents. Over six months in 2013, I facilitated a series of installations of large format paste-ups, designed to combat ugly tagging in known graffiti hotspots.…

Mosaic portrait Under the Floorboards Artworks Aldona Kmiec

Under the Floorboards

“The Truth is that we all are fragmented. Some more than others. There are thousand pieces to one’s story.” Made up of thousands of images and weeks of intense photographic and post-processing work, the Under the Floorboards artist residency with Uniting Care Ballarat, brought together the work of 12 different artists who have spent the…