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CCP Summer SALON

2022 CCP Summer Salon

Australia’s largest photomedia competition, the CCP Summer Salon will be on exhibition in the gallery from opening night, Friday 25 November, to Sunday 18 December. The exhibition is in its 30th year of running. Hope to see you at the opening ~ https://ccp.org.au/exhibition/2022-ccp-summer-salon   Exhibition Dates November 25 – 18 December, 2022 Centre for Contemporary Photography 404 George…

HEAD ON Photo Festival Sydney Add On Group Show

Head On Festival 2022

Add On Group Show Dates: 5 Nov 2022 – 20 Nov 2022 Location: Yalagang room at Bondi Pavilion Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Beach NSW 2026 Australia Entry Fee: Free Genres: Fashion, Fine-Art, Landscape/Travel, Mobile, Other, Photojournalism/Documentary, Portrait AddOn is a non-competitive, anonymous, photographic exhibition curated by Charles McKean and Festival Director Moshe Rosenzveig OAM. One of the…

PAF Polish Art Foundation Melbourne exhibition Borders Invite

Polish Art Foundation – Borders exhibition

Please join me for the opening of Polish Art Foundation Borders exhibition at Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne on Saturday 29th October, 7pm start. This exhibition features artists working with a wide range of mediums to offer a conceptual bridge between opposite sides of the borderline by approaching it from a personal, social, political, or…

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize finalist 2022

Maggie Diaz Photography Prize 2022

Please join me for the opening of Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women announcement at Brightspace Gallery in St Kilda, Melbourne from 6.30pm Thursday 1st of September. This prize honours the American born photographer, Maggie Diaz; is open to photographs by all Australian and International women. The theme is open and photographers must use available light.

Focus on Country Vic SLV Exhibition

State of Change: Regional & rural stories of 2020

State of Change: Regional & rural stories of 2020 is a State Library Victoria photo exhibition documenting the year that was 2020 in regional Victoria through a local lens. What are the unique issues facing our communities? What do our communities hope for and how will recent events shape the future? The events of 2020…

2022 Banyule Art Salon exhibition

Banyule Art Salon

If Covid lockdowns have taught us anything, it’s that we have a renewed appreciation for our outdoor spaces. Our daily walks kept us sane, as we escaped our homes for brief adventures outside. This exhibition is dedicated to the great outdoors – an artistic exploration of nature, open space, parks, recreation, plants, wildlife, anything “outside…

Snow Gums print insitu Kosciuszko new art

What’s new in my studio

Painting with Light – new art in July The whole of July was busy as I’ve been adding lots of new prints to my website and refreshing the look. Many prints in this series were created using long exposure photography technique, which adds a beautiful ‘painterly’ feel to the images. They look exquisite and show…

performance photography

Performance photography

Photographing live performance art is fascinating. It’s spontaneous, and unscripted. You create artworks or document the movement created by the artist or other participants, with a great freedom of interpretation. Photography transforms the immaterial nature of art performance into something tangible. Picture Her theatre show In late 2019 I documented the first Picture Her theatre…

Pro Photography on Airbnb listing

Country Airbnb case study

Country Airbnb Photography Professional photography is a must for any Airbnb property listing. Professional images help your future guests visualise your Airbnb property’s unique space and help you to showcase your listing in the most attractive way. Read my Country Airbnb case study below. Nature Lovers If you’re a Nungurner, Metung, Art Lover and Horse…

2020 ILFORD CCP Salon supported by Milieu' Exhibition Melbourne

2020 ILFORD CCP Salon

You’re cordially invited to visit a group exhibition 2020 ILFORD CCP Salon supported by Milieu at CCP Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy, Melbourne where I have my work on show. The exhibition of over 800 works (!) is a survey of photographic community’s work through 2020, and is exhibited both online ccp.org.au and in…

Castlemaine house architecture photography

Castlemaine house

Castlemaine Architecture Photo shoot Creative Brief: Architecture project done in Castlemaine many years ago. The main agenda was to capture a very large north facing window with an extraordinary garden view, a bathroom shot. Client: sertorilau.net/architecture-and-interior-design Do you have a house or a design project ready to be photographed? View more examples Request a free…

Eureka Art Award 2020 Melbourne to Ballarat

Eureka Art Award 2020

Ballarat Arts Foundation is celebrating 20th Year Celebrations this year. As part of the celebrations, there will be a launch of The Eureka Art Award 2020. Ballarat Arts Foundation will be announcing the winning work during the function, with the 2020 judge being Fiona Sweet, Director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Launch – 6pm,…

Polish Art Foundation Vibes Exhibition Invite Melbourne exhibition

Polish Art Foundation Exhibition invite

Polish Art Exhibition “Vibes” or “Klimaty” (in Polish language) is an art exhibition featuring 27 artists interpreting a broad theme from ecological musings to personal feelings surrounding our very existence. “When we (Polish Art Foundation or PAF) sat around our usual meeting table late last year, we could not have imagined how poignant our theme…

Why Artists Must Experiment There's no innovation without experimentation

Why Artists Must Experiment

There’s no innovation without experimentation Art making is mysterious and very personal. During COVID lockdown it has gotten very challenging.  No one has ever answered that question “where do your ideas come from,” because none of us really knows? We, as artists must experiment in order to find their way around themselves, around our emotions,…

Creative Photography

What Is Creative Photography?

What Is Creative Photography? Creative photography is hard to explain. Why? Because creativity is very subjective and everyone’s imagination is different. I always know when I “feel” creative on the shoot or not. Creativity is explained as the act of turning imaginative ideas into reality and characterised by the ability to perceive the world around…

About Aldona Kmieć Artist Ballarat Photographer Melbourne

Artist Profile

Artist profile: Why did you become an artist? Where did you study, etc?  I didn’t choose to become an artist. I’ve always been a creative person, and I had to find ways to express it. Art didn’t have a central place in my family. I grew up on a dairy farm in Poland during the…