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…

Soldiers Hill Art Walk Aldona Kmiec Soldiers Hill Artist

Soldiers Hill Art Walk Ballarat

Join Ballarat artists from SHAC – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective at their art studios open to public on all May weekends. Soldiers Hill Artist Collective presents a self guided tour through the historic streets of Soldiers Hill. Over 20 Artists exhibit in venues within the front windows of old shop fronts, private residences, pubs and…

Cafe in Soler Photo Wall Mural Ballarat Victorian House Aldona Kmiec Artist

Wall Mural

As seen on The Design Files and Better Homes & Gardens You take a holiday snap photo on your first camera you could ever afford that ends up on your wall ten years later! That’s more or less the story behind my ‘Cafe in Soler‘ image, now a wall mural. The photo was taken during holidays in Majorca…

Ballarat Airbnb Photography Webster St House Ballarat Real Estate Photography

Webster St House Ballarat

Ballarat Real Estate Photography Recently I had the pleasure to provide Ballarat real estate photography for Buninyong based studio MD Interior Design, owned and operated by Michelle Donald. Michelle is one of Ballarat’s leading interior design colour specialists and Ballarat’s authorised Dulux Colour Consultant. Her eye for detail and passion is evident in her recent Webster Street…

Commercial Photography Ballarat Base Hospital JEMechanical

Industrial photography: Ballarat Base Hospital

Industrial photography Recently, I provided some commercial photography work for a Ballarat plumbing business, JE Mechanical, photographing industrial air conditioning systems at the newly opened wing of the new Ballarat Base Hospital, Peter Stevens Motors Ballarat, The Forge Pizzeria / Housey Housey wedding venue in Ballarat. “Thanks for taking the time to attend our industrial…

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Ballarat Art Space

My 1st year in Ballarat… WTF London grey, I love it, feel at home My 2nd year in Ballarat… WTF- where are the art spaces in this city? My 3rd year in Ballarat … WTF ok be patient now My 4th year in Ballarat… WTF ok we have paste-ups and we have small shop on Sturt…

Flying Object Lakes Entrance beach

Flying Object: photographic haiku

Flying object kinetic force of unknown origin came lightning fast interrupting the air currents Every Wednesday I’m at the Lakes Entrance beach. I never know what I will find. Analytical brain questions everything: why, what does it mean, what is the message/concept behind it, what do I do with it now, why did it land…

The view from the East Ballarat Photography Migration and Art Faces of migration Aldona Kmiec Ballarat London traveller pan exposure

Migration Art

Migration has many faces. Chosen by you or inflicted upon you by a set of circumstances. What drives your desire to migrate permanently or temporarily, how do you let go of negative feelings and how do you adapt to your new environment without loosing your identity in the process? These questions have been on my mind for…

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Be Brave

Worthy Tip. Try an Exposure app on Chrome to see photography every time you open a new browser tab.

White Night Ballarat neon installation lights

White Night Ballarat

Night of illumination and art, the inaugural White Night Ballarat went down as quite a historic event! Nobody has seen such massive public participation, with exception perhaps of the great street parades at the beginning of the 20th century! The great advantage of hosting the night in Ballarat was the leisurely and short distance between all attractions. With…

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