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BAF Eureka Art Award

Eureka Art Award Winner I am very pleased to announce that I have just won the Ballarat Arts Foundation 2016 Eureka Art Prize for the artwork called “Balancing Act’. It features my (then pregnant) Polish friend Magda Kazmierczak. This year the judges were Melissa Griffin (BAF), Gordon Williamson (BAF) and Mark Guirguis (Ballarat surgeon, founder of GNAP…

Aldona Kmiec Finalist Bowness Photography Prize 2014

2014 Finalist Bowness Photography Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize Finalist 2014 $25 000 non-acquisitive first prize and $1 000 People’s Choice Award. Press Release Woo hoo! Extremely proud to see my portraiture work about migrants shortlisted in this year MGA Bowness Photography Prize together with 47 other names. All finalists images, please click here. Here’s a great photo coverage from announcement night…

37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE

Curated by Dianna Gold & Carmel Wallace, 37° 48′ S: artists navigate MELBOURNE is an exciting and provocative visual art project exploring the cultural diversity of contemporary Australia as exemplified by life in Melbourne. Street-art practices and traditional printmaking techniques are on an equal footing as twelve diverse, exceptional Melbourne artists consider the cultural, natural and built…

Rug Up Winter Festival Photos

Rug Up Winter Festival Photos Mining Exchange Ballarat 12-13 July FULL GALLERY HERE If you’d like a print of your family photo, please add to Lightbox and contact Aldona Kmiec on 0433 162 791 or visit Big Space Photography Studio 119a Sturt Street Ballarat Aldona Kmiec Professional Event Photography Studio Big Space 119a Sturt Street Ballarat

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Pregnancy photo shoot

Conceptual portrait: pregnancy Last week I had a super special assignment: pregnancy photo shoot for a friend. Using battery powered strobe kit Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Head A+B Pro Set and my good old Canon 5DII, we worked to create highly atmospheric pregnancy portrait. The location was actually my home studio in Soldiers Hill, a few days before…

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Winter light

I’m a wrong person to ask about how cold it is in Ballarat. Apparently, the winter is here! 🙂 Can’t really see it, but the light certainly is beautiful! And veggies growing in the garden… and no snow.. and I can wear a jumper.. and drink mulled wine… what more could you want from an…

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Remembrance Day

Roman & Teresa Skrypko set up the Polish Seniors Club and have been heavily involved in promoting Polish culture to Ballarat community and beyond. Roman is also a keen photographer and took his German camera on the ship to Australia back in 1949. Seeing his obvious talent in these documentary photos depicting a daily life…

Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Finalist Head On Photography Festival 2014

Head On Portrait Finalist

Head On Finalists 2014, Portrait Category I’m so excited to announce that I am a Portrait FINALIST of Head On Photo Festival 2014! The Opening This Friday 16th of May – Paddington Town Hall. The Exhibition Paddington Reservoir Gardens Gallery 251-255 Oxford St Paddington from the 12 May – 8 June. The show sits alongside the work of National…

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Who Made Ballarat Exhibition

Who Made Ballarat Heritage Weekend presents Who Made Ballarat, a joint exhibition featuring archival images from the ‘Have you seen Old Ballaarat Town’ Facebook Page images and contemporary portraits created by Aldona Kmiec in 2013 through the We R You paper paste-up project, an initiative of the City of Ballarat Arts & Culture and Victorian…

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Who Made Ballarat

Polish Migrants Exhibition 10-11th May, 2014 The Mining Exchange In the recent days, I have been scanning some amazing images from Roman & Teresa Skrypko family archive. It’s mind blowing how many beautiful images there are. Some prints are really small, so it is very challenging to get the detail our of them, bust some fortunately…

Each to Each Ballarat art exhibition

Each to Each Exhibition

Each to Each: responses to the poetry of Nathan Curnow Ballarat’s artists have come together to create works that respond to poems by renowned writer Nathan Curnow. These diverse and extraordinary works not only serve as a smorgasbord of creative talent in Ballarat but explore how a collection of artists individually respond to the one…

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Nostalgic Poland

Nostalgic Poland Some time ago I have set up a Facebook page dedicated to a City of Ballarat Multicultural Ambassador Program. It has already attracted a great number of people interested in it and it’s mission is to promote world’s cultures and the Multicultural Program that City of Ballarat has been successfully running for over…

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Ballarat Backyard Tasters event photography

Art events Ballarat Last Backyard Tasters Ballarat Event March 21, 2014 Check out the event photography gallery of last night photos at M.A.D.E and the launch of a shipping Container ContainART project. Ballarat Backyard Tasters art events series commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. Related articles Simply Fabulous! Ballarat Backyard Tasters event Ballarat…

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Ballarat Backyard Tasters IV

Ballarat art event photography Ballarat Backyard Tasters art events series commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. Event March 14, 2014 Check out the gallery of last night photos for 2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters events series commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. Related articles Ballarat Backyard Tasters IV Ballarat Backyard Tasters III Simply…

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Ballarat Backyard Tasters II

Ballarat event gallery 28 Feb 2014 Check out the gallery of last Friday’s Ballarat Backyard Tasters events commissioned by Arts & Culture Creative City of Ballarat. This event featured: Alek, a French professional hurdy-gurdy player, Los Locos, Living Arrows, Jacques The French Waiter and more.   Related articles Ballarat Backyard Tasters III Ballarat Backyard Tasters…