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Lovely Homes Ballarat tree change story Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Artist

Ballarat Tree Change story

Last week I had a visitor – a local Instagrammer and garden loving writer and publisher of Lovely Homes Ballarat. Wallis has written a great Ballarat tree change story about me and my humble Ballarat home. I’m super proud to share it with you. Read the article on Lovely Homes Ballarat website and follow her Instagram here.

Ballarat musician portrait Aldona Kmiec Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait artist Ballarat

Ballarat musician portrait

Musician portrait photography Breckin, which means freckled, is the moniker of Melbourne-based visual artist, poet and singer-songwriter, Heather Marsh. Her debut album, Shiner, is both bruised and brilliant. “It illuminates and holds an oblique mirror to the perennial subject of love and loss in a series of songs that are equal parts elegy, sympathy card…

Biezen Childhood memories Aldona Kmiec Bio Polska

Childhood memories

Childhood memories in documentary photos. Is returning to see your childhood home possible and have you done it? Vast majority of people who make a trip to see a former home select a place they lived in during their primary school years (around 5 to 12 years old). In Poland, people generally don’t change homes as…

Eagle Point jetty print East Gippsland landscapes East Gippsland artists

East Gippsland landscapes

East Gippsland Images is a brainchild of a photographic artist Aldona Kmiec and showcase the beauty of the East Gippsland region through art and small business photography projects. If you have a regional project you’d like filmed or photographed, get in touch or call directly on +61 433 162 791  

In the process of healing Exhibition wrap up timelapse

In the Process of Healing Exhibition Timelapse

Exhibition Timelapse Well, the exhibition / installation has now ended. We have packed it all up just under an hour on Sunday 17th Sept 2017. We would like to generously thank our supporters: • Ballarat International Foto Biennale team • Neil Para and his family • Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council especially Ann Foley and Fiona…

Ballarat East Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-86

Ballarat Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-1886

Ballarat Sacred Heart Convent My site-specific photo-installation In the Process of Healing is currently on show at the former Sacred Heart Convent in Ballarat East, now a Ballarat Welcome Centre managed by Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council. Below is an old circa 1884-1886 photo of the convent building and link to more information on the congregation. On…

Ballarat Convent Aldona Kmiec Foto Biennale Installation

Halfway through the Ballarat Foto Biennale

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Ballarat artist Photographer Aldona Kmiec's exhibition reflects on trauma and healing

Ballarat Courier Article: Healing with photos

Photographer Aldona Kmiec’s exhibition reflects on trauma and healing Ballarat artist Aldona Kmiec’s exhibition reflects on trauma and healing  Michelle Smith 9 Aug 2017, 5:30 p.m. Healing after trauma and distress is a long and often arduous path but life can begin anew and photographer Aldona Kmiec has created a striking exhibition celebrating the strength…

Aldona Kmiec prints on fabric In the process of healing Aldona Kmiec Foto Biennale Ballarat Convent

In the Process of Healing exhibition

 About the Exhibition In The Process of Healing is a site-specific immersive installation of photography, sound and space which attempts to remove the stigma around trauma and normalise conversations that are difficult. ‘In the Process of Healing’ tells a story of hope and survival. Responding to the stories of institutional abuse and high rates…

Iconic Australian backyards prints Hills Hoist print Great Australian Backyard Hills Hoist

The Great Australian backyard

Australian backyard, an iconic feature of the Australian suburb is changing fast. A large backyard is no more, it has largely disappeared from new Australian suburbs substituted by much smaller outdoor spaces. Whatever the size of lot, the dwelling now covers most of its area. The current urban planning does little to prevent it. Land developers…

creative Artist portrait photography Ballarat Melbourne Aldona Kmiec

Extraordinary Routines: Lily Mae Martin

Creative Artist Portrait I was engaged by Madeleine Dore, editor of the Extraordinary Routines of Creatives blog to provide documentary style portrait images for an interview with a fellow Ballarat artist, Lily Mae Martin. Read the full interview on: http://www.extraordinaryroutines.com/portraits/#/lily-mae-martin/ If you’re interested in headshots or a creative portrait photography, please get in touch or Portrait…