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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…

Under the Floorboards Aldona Kmiec Uniting Care Art Project Ballarat Australia

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…

Australian landscapes snowy mountains Tryptych prints by Artist Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Mount Kosciuszko snow gums

Up Next! Australian Landscapes Exhibition

Australian Landscapes at Red Brick Gallery Recent works by BAF alumni My three framed artworks from Australian Landscapes series shot last year at the Kosciuszko National Park are patiently waiting in my lounge room but not for much longer – they are going for a ride again! Join me for the opening of the BAF Ballarat…

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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…

Casey Tosh, painter

Continuing my 100 Faces project… Here’s an old portrait I took of Casey Tosh, a local Ballarat painter in his studio. I love the idea of swapped eyes. This large format painting of Nick Cave is now exhibited at The Front Bar on Mair St Ballarat. You can find Casey’s website at www.caseytosh.com.au    

Under the Floorboards - daily artist journal 

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

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Grand Hyatt Shanghai, Andreas Gursky

Architecture Photography, Grand Hyatt Shanghai Andreas Gursky (1955) born in Germany same year as my parents, went to Shanghai in 2000 and photographed the Grand Hyatt Hotel, a beautiful architectural style. He was 45. And I, after concluding my employment for Hyatt hotels, I went to Shanghai and photographed the same building in March 2008.…

Cafe in Soler gets Honorable Mention in Fine Art

International Black and White Spider Awards Very pleased – my artwork ‘Cafe in Soler’ grabbed a Winning Honorable Mention in a Professional Fine Art category and another Nomination in a Silhouette category at 7th Annual International Black and White Spider Awards! 8,223 entries were received from 72 countries and The Awards Jury representing the industry’s biggest…

Traditional Polish Wedding – Mia Familia!

Traditional Roman Catholic Polish Wedding Blessing Ever been to a Polish wedding? If not, than you’re missing quite an amazing cultural experience! Marta & Damian are a vibrant young couple and Marta is my youngest sister. The vibrancy, colors and capturing emotions was my photo brief for their traditional roman catholic ceremony that started off at…

Mount Feathertop The Razorback_Aldona Kmiec

Surrounded by classic european architecture

Wedding Photography Location Shots in Old Town Krakow Poland   You just cannot tell it was 11C, windy and raining.. Beautiful shots in historic Krakow in Poland, shots around the Old Town Square, Mariacki Church and Wawel Castle..       

Unique Wedding Inspiration – Kite Flying!

I DO TOO FEATURED WEDDING – AUSTRALIAN WEDDING INSPIRATION BLOG  Aldona Kmiec Photography’s wedding photographs from Amy & Julian’s love ceremony earlier this year at Scarsdale country Victoria has been featured today as ‘Featured Wedding’ on I Doo Too, an Australian unique wedding inspiration blog. website : http://www.idotoo.com.au “There is so much symbolism in this idea…