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Red shoes

‘Red shoes’ poem by Anne Sexton I stand in the ring in the dead city and tie on the red shoes… They are not mine. They are my mother’s. Her mother’s before. Handed down like an heirloom but hidden like shameful letters. The house and the street where they belong are hidden and all the…

Portrait Collaboration Simon M-Rock Perisphone Kerr (detail) 2016 pencil and Posca pen on cotton watercolour paper

Portrait Collaboration with Simon M-Rock

In December 2015 Ballarat-based illustrator Simon Mroczkowski, also known as M-Rock has approached me and a fellow Ballarat artist Sylvia Hollis to collaborate on a book project. He was after low key studio photographs that would create a background for some of his illustrations. A year later and Simon kept his deadline and now his…

Forum Event Photography

Event Photography Flexible Learning Forum in Ballarat HLLEN creates learning opportunities for youth. Through genuine partnerships they successfully engage youth in our communities in education, training or employment. Read more on: www.highlandsllen.org

BAF Eureka Art Award & Exhibition

Ballarat Arts Foundation Eureka Art Award 2016 Wed 23 Nov – Sat 24 Dec 2016 Please join me for the announcement of the $2,500 Eureka Art Award and exhibition opening on Thu 24 Nov 2016 @5.30, for 6pm. Winner announced by Anthony Camm, Director, Ararat Regional Art Gallery. Guest speaker, Dr Lisa Anderson, Adjunct Professor, Arts…

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Gift Vouchers

Photography Gift Voucher Life is moments. Learn to capture it well. It’s sometimes as simple as to sit down with someone who can teach you. Ask one of my students, Kerry from Sebastopol. She learnt so much about her camera in just one hour. After she left, I sat there for a moment and I…

SHAC Ballarat Picture This Exhibition

Picture This! Exhibition

Picture This! is an exciting Art Exhibition by SHAC – Soldiers Hill Arts Collective opening on November 12th 6pm at Fairbanks Gallery in Ballarat. My photographic landscape print on canvas titled ‘Fields’ taken at a location just outside of Clunes during Jessica Andersen’s photoshoot is probably one of the biggest artworks in the show measuring 130cm lengthwise.…

Fields Clunes Aldona Kmiec Photography Australian Landscape Prints

Polish Art Foundation, Victorian Artists Society

Polish Arts Foundation (PAF) members are presenting another exhibition called Impressions. Victorian Artists Society Gallery 430 Albert St, East Melbourne Gallery Hours 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday 1pm – 4pm Saturday – Sunday Exhibition Dates 10 November – 15 November 2016 15 November 10am – 2pm only www.polishartfoundation.org.au

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Useful Photography Books

Here’s a list of useful Art of Photography Books you may find helpful in your art practice. The list was collated by my former photography tutor from London Metropolitan University, Merlin Hendy back in 2005 www.merlinhendy.com Historical & Contextual Useful Photography Books Art Photography Books Author Published Title Publisher Adams, Robert 1996 Why People Photograph Aperture Adams,…

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Ballarat Lifestyle Magazine

Editorial photography for Ballarat Lifestyle Magazine Spring edition of the BLM mag is out! Check out the Ballarat local success story of Gekko Systems, which features my portrait of a Co-Founder Elizabeth Lewis-Gray as well as an environmental portrait of one of the most prolific romance authors Marion Lennox. www.ballaratlifestylemagazine.com.au

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Street Photography Workshop

Huge thanks to everyone who came to my Street Photography talk at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute, we also saw a fabulous collection of vintage cameras by collector Roger Burrows and Max Harris Photographic Collection. Liberty or Liability? These are not easy times for street photographers, for whom acting suspiciously is an occupational hazard and loitering…

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Ballarat Murals

Back in 2013, I facilitated a series of installations of large format paste ups, designed to combat tagging in known graffiti hotspots. Black and white posters were displayed in more than 9 locations and featured portraits of hundreds of Ballarat residents. Working with various community groups was very rewarding. During the five months long project,…

About Aldona Kmieć Artist Ballarat Photographer Melbourne

Lost Ones Gallery exhibition

THIS IS ME: Examination of the art of self-image Lost Ones Gallery exhibition 24 Aug – 11 Sept 2016 GROUP SHOW THIS IS ME: Examination of the art of self-image We’re taking a look at the self portrait and asking if the selfie is the natural evolution of self portraiture. Exhibiting artists; Aldona Kmiec, Ali Afzali, Fabrizio Biviano,…

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A desk is a dangerous place

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world Coming back from Melbourne after a great weekend of eating and making pierogi with friends, I’m writing this while I sit on a VLine bus, less glam than the train, but train’s will be back operating from tomorrow. Catching up with friends.. lots of interesting conversations,…

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Wedding Album Photography ideas

Wedding Albums If you’re looking into turning  your wedding images into a book, here’s a great product worth recommendation. My Deluxe Wedding Photography Albums are ideal to showcase your professional wedding day photographs in a lasting beautiful product. This album is not limited just to wedding photographs, but your family portraits and so on.. Below are…

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Melbourne Wedding featured on Polka Dot Bride

Melbourne Wedding on Polka Dot Bride One of my favourite weddings was featured on Melbourne’s must-visit online bridal portal Polka Dot Bride. They were after a unique Melbourne wedding photographs and decided to select Cam & Jen’s beautiful wedding images as part of the story. Polka Dot Bride have interviewed the couple about all aspects of their wedding day: from the…

Australian Surfer Print Aldona Kmiec artist

Fear and a phobia

When you’re afraid, you’re unlikely to take risks Fear, a powerful and primitive emotion that alerts us to the presence of danger. The adrenaline rush, fight or flight response. Anyone who’s been through the experience, they’ll never forget it. Even if they do, the body remembers. Few years ago I found myself in a situation…