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Best of 2012

Best Shots 2012 What a year… Met more people in one year than I could afford to print business cards for! 😉  But all happy. Everyone reflects on 2012, so why not – it’s a great chance to get all the archives together and clean up my desktop yay! Enjoy the story & I look…

ballarat city council multicultural ambassador

40 Under 40

The Courier edited out some important words, so I’m posting a full text here. NAME: Aldona Kmieć AGE: 35 OCCUPATION: Professional Photographer, Multicultural Ambassador City of Ballarat 2012-2014 WHAT ARE YOU HOPES FOR THE FUTURE OF BALLARAT: MORE OPEN I’d like to see Ballarat being liked more by its own people. For people who have…

POL-ART Festival Perth

Pol-Art Festival Perth PolArt, one of the largest Polish cultural festivals held outside Poland, is arriving in Perth this December (28 December to 5 January 2013). PolArt festivals have been celebrating Polish culture in Australia for over 35 years. Organised every three years, the festival takes place in different capital cities of Australia, previously held…

Cameron Ross Dishpan Fingers

100 Faces Project: Cameron Ross While having a Christmas break in the project, I’m using some of my archive images. Cameron was one of the first people I’ve met in Ballarat. His friendliness, attitude, energy and motivation to life are exceptional. His handful of talents shine in everything he does. On top of begin a Dad…

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The Forge Pizza Ballarat

Interior Photography Things to do in Ballarat? Plenty. Especially if you want to discover a local food and wine scene. Ballarat is renowned for its award-winning attractions and unique visitor experiences. Forge Ballarat’s rustic warehouse interior adds to what is becoming a vibrant Ballarat city dining scene. Located on Armstrong St North Former CV Jones Auctions House…

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Teenage Fashion photos

Aussie Gen-Y fashion designers rock the Whitehouse Fashion Photography. The next generation of fashion designers showcased their creations at the Apex Australia Teenage Fashion Awards (AATFA) National final held recently at the Melbourne campus of The Whitehouse Institute of Design.  Students aged between 13 and 19, from all over Australia, have been competing at regional and…

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Under the Floorboards

I’m working with hundreds of  images. It can be very overwhelming at times, especially if the images are too big and crash the software. For each of four b&w portraits I will have approx between 400-900 small images, that will create a foreground for this layered mosaic. Each image has to be checked for size,…

Everyone’s Journey is Different…

Audio and interview by Dominic Brine from ABC Ballarat online: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/09/05/3583700.htm With the diverse programs and unique connection with so many parts of our local community, UnitingCare Ballarat sees the world through different eyes. Through their art project Under the Floorboards, 12 artists will gain insight into UnitingCare Ballarat’s operations and gain understanding of the…

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Under the Floorboards

Art residency Week Four p2 Yes, it is hectic.. I’ve spent all day yesterday 9-5pm in a car with Oskar. Oskar is a Uniting Care volunteer  at the Community Transport Services. He has worked as a volunteer driver for 6 years and he loves driving a car. Every Wednesday he starts at around 8am depending on a…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Four I

Week Four of my Artist Residency at Sunways Retiring Homes I know I’ve skipped the third week when I was visiting LifeLine but I will come back to it. There is a lot of work with the images..  Here are a few lovely shots from Tuesday afternoon, when I joined social activities for elderly people at…

Under the Floorboards Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia

Under the Floorboards. Week Two (part 2)

SECOND WEEK I’m shooting hundreds of images weekly at the moment, which is nothing new. The trouble is to stay on top of it. Most of them to go on the background of the mosaic portrait. The weather has not been great at all to start with, but I was lucky enough to be working inside…

Aboriginal hand Under the Floorboards Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia

Under the Floorboards. Week Two (part1)

SECOND WEEK (part 1) Cold and rainy outside.. But inside the Uniting Care Church Op-Shop and Bookshop on Dana Street called The Light Lounge and it’s a completely different feeling… I have heard it is the best op shop/bookshop in Ballarat – it probably is! Good tunes, someone playing a piano, someone homeless relaxes by…

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Under the Floorboards. First week

Under the Floorboards – daily artist journal So yes! Welcome! I have started creating the commissioned artworks for Under the Floorboards project with Uniting Care. I thought I would share here a little narrative about my experiences first and show some background images along the way.. First of all – thank you Uniting Care for…

Uniting Care Under the Floorboards project welcomes Ballarat Artist Aldona Kmiec

Under the Floorboards_ Media Release 1 August

Uniting Care Ballarat, Under the Floorboards Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… UnitingCare Ballarat’s unique project, Under the Floorboards, welcomes Ballarat Artist Aldona Kmiec as the first artist-in-residence at the agency’s busy Outreach Centre in Dana…

Under the Floorboards Uniting Care Art Project

Under the Floorboards_ Media Release 26 July 2012

Under the Floorboards Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… UnitingCare Ballarat begins a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with the first of 12 artist residences commencing on Monday 30th July.  Under the Floorboards is a…

Nathan Curnow, poet

I have started my exciting book project chatting to and photographing great portraits of great artists  Here’s my 2nd sitter, Nathan Curnow, talented poet & playwright. It was an early morning – sorry Nathan! www.nathancurnow.weebly.com/ Nathan Curnow