2024 CLIP Award Australia

2024 CLIP Award finalist

Super stoked to be a finalist at 2024 CLIP Award at Perth Centre for Photography. 2024 Contemporary Landscapes in Photography (CLIP) Award, is PCP’s biennial award for contemporary urban, natural, and conceptual landscape photography. The exhibition will open on Friday 12 July 2024 and winners will be announced at the opening event. Judges: the 2024…

Open Artist Studio Melbourne Aldona Kmiec

Open Artist Studio Saturday 18 May

NEXT Open Artist Studio Day Saturday 18 May, 2024 GASWORKS ARTS PARK 21 Graham St, Albert Park VIC 3206 9am – 1.30pm Gasworks is a vibrant an arts precinct with around 15 artists studios including painters, textiles, ceramicists, sculptors and photography. Great atmosphere with farmers market open from 8am, cafe and live music, and it’s…

Mass Drawing Intensive group exhibition Ivanhoe

Mass, Drawing Intensive! 2024

Exhibition Opening Invitation Tuesday 23 April 6.30-8pm @ Loft 275 Gallery, ILCH Please join eight Heidelberg & Banyule artists for a celebratory group exhibition opening at Loft 275 Gallery in Ivanhoe. Drawings were created using raw and experimental techniques based on the nude, created during an intensive life drawing development workshop facilitated by artist Felicity Gordon.…

Aldona Kmiec-Gasworks Art Open Artist Studio

Artist Studio Residency @ Gasworks

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been selected for a short-term Gasworks Arts Park Studio Residency program, a professional development opportunity to incubate my new project during a 3-month residency on site. Regular Open Studio days are on 3rd Saturday of every month, but you can also visit me at other times (by appointment), best to follow news on my…

Winterbloom Loft 275 Gallery Aldona Kmieć

Winterbloom exhibition – Loft 275 Gallery Ivanhoe

Please join me for my new Solo Exhibition featuring my new Winterbloom artworks as well as an inaugural series of pigment/silicone paintings inspired by Winterbloom photographs. Official exhibition opening on Friday 2 February 2024, 6.30-8pm. Exhibition runs until Feb 18, 2024. LOFT 275 GALLERY | Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub, 275 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe…

Linden Postcard Show 2023-2024

Linden Postcard Show 2023-2024

I’m delighted to announce that my work Winterbloom #34 is one of the Award Winners at this year’s Linden Postcard Show in St Kilda. I am very grateful for the recognition and support. This year’s exhibition runs from 10 December 2023 to 11 February 2024. Artworks are available for purchase both online & in gallery.…

HEAD ON festival 2023

Head On Portrait Award – finalist

Head On festival is Australia’s premier photography event and a world-leading arts festival and I’m very honoured to have my portrait chosen as a Finalist at this year’s Head On Portrait Award in Sydney.  This is my2nd time as a Finalist in this award, huge congratulations to all finalists!! https://headon.org.au/exhibitions/head-on-portrait-awards-2023 Dates: 11 Nov 2023 – 03 Dec…

Melbourne Memories, how to forget them framed artwork

Polish Art Foundation – No Vacancy Gallery

Contemporary Drawing Biennale 2023, No Vacancy Gallery I feel very honoured to be selected to the Contemporary Drawing Biennale 2023. No Vacancy Gallery 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne Official opening 19 October at 7pm Exhibition dates 16 – 22 October 2023 More info at www.polishartfoundation.org.au Hope to see you there!

Echoes of a Gaze exhibition

Brunswick Street Gallery

Echoes of a Gaze, invites artists to capture and create a representation of a subject matter in the form of portraiture art. The exhibition will showcase the intimate dialogue between viewer and subject through visual communication and will offer insight into their surroundings. Critical to our understanding of ideologies of story telling, through the eyes of…

Nyland Photography Prize 2023 Erased Kartie in her room in Ballarat

Finalist 2023 Nyland Photography Prize

I’m stoked to be a finalist of 2023 Nyland Photography Prize for my portrait of Kartie below. This work is on exhibition at Royal Society of Arts South Australia, Adelaide Artist Statement Today, still thousands of refugees who arrived in Australia by boat have been denied visas. This includes children. Without a path to residency and…

10th Ballarat International Foto Biennale

The Real Thing – Ballarat Foto Biennale 2023

10TH BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE Featuring highly credentialed artists working in a range of genres including fine art, photojournalism, commercial, documentary, and alternate process, The Real Thing celebrates the expertise and thriving communities of practising photographers in regional Victoria. I feel very honoured to be selected to exhibit at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale 10th edition, showing…

Winterbloom #11 Artwork Aldona Kmieć

Winterbloom – Ballarat Foto Biennale 2023

Winterbloom, 10th Ballarat International Foto Biennale Aldona Kmieć invites us to explore the boundaries of our own imaginations and to embrace the power of creativity in her new series, Winterbloom. These fluid and bright photographs were made in the depths of winter during COVID-19 as an act of creative rebellion. Aldona used a freedom of colour…

CCP Summer Salon 2022 wall Melbourne

CCP Summer Salon 2022

Australia’s largest photomedia competition, the CCP Summer Salon will be on exhibition in the gallery from opening night, Friday 25 November, to Sunday 18 December. The exhibition is in its 30th year of running. Hope to see you at the opening! Exhibition Dates November 25 – 18 December, 2022 Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) 404 George St, Fitzroy…

HEAD ON Photo Festival Sydney Add On Group Show

Head On Festival 2022

Add On Group Show Dates: 5 Nov 2022 – 20 Nov 2022 Location: Yalagang room at Bondi Pavilion Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Beach NSW 2026 Australia Entry Fee: Free Genres: Fashion, Fine-Art, Landscape/Travel, Mobile, Other, Photojournalism/Documentary, Portrait AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM. One of the…

Standstill artwork PAF Polish Art Foundation Melbourne exhibition Borders

Polish Art Foundation – Borders exhibition

Please join me for the opening of Polish Art Foundation Borders exhibition at Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne on Saturday 29th October, 7pm start. This exhibition features artists working with a wide range of mediums to offer a conceptual bridge between opposite sides of the borderline by approaching it from a personal, social, political, or…

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize finalist 2022

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize 2022

Please join me for the opening of Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women announcement at Brightspace Gallery in St Kilda, Melbourne from 6.30pm Thursday 1st of September. This prize honours the American born photographer, Maggie Diaz; is open to photographs by all Australian and International women. The theme is open and photographers must use available light.

Focus on Country Vic SLV Exhibition

State of Change: Regional & rural stories of 2020

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…

2022 Banyule Art Salon exhibition

Banyule Art Salon 2022

If Covid lockdowns have taught us anything, it’s that we have a renewed appreciation for our outdoor spaces. Our daily walks kept us sane, as we escaped our homes for brief adventures outside. This exhibition is dedicated to the great outdoors – an artistic exploration of nature, open space, parks, recreation, plants, wildlife, anything “outside…

Snow Gums print insitu Kosciuszko new art

What’s new in my studio

Painting with Light – new art in July The whole of July was busy as I’ve been adding lots of new prints to my website and refreshing the look. Many prints in this series were created using long exposure photography technique, which adds a beautiful ‘painterly’ feel to the images. They look exquisite and show…