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…

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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…

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…

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…

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.…

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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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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,…

Dreamscapes portraits Aldona Kmiec Artist Unicorns are real Photographic limited edition print

Dreamscapes

Dreamscapes are Aldona Kmiec’s new photographic series. Aldona’s use of photography brings the viewer a unique dreamscape perspective of the Australian landscape and explores the feminine psyche. Limited edition photographs of staged performances with romantic scenes of local art heroes emerging from an ever-changing landscape are part of the Dreamscapes series. Elusive unicorn in a dreamlike walk…

Introspective Photography Exhibition Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Artist

Ballarat Foto Biennale Photography Exhibition

‘Introspective’ by Artist Aldona Kmiec | Ballarat International Foto Biennale Join me on Opening Night on Sat, August 22nd, 5pm | Venue: Mitchell Harris Wines “Submerged in their own worlds, dreams are reluctant subjects to photograph. Sometimes a dream image materialises and we catch a glimpse of that other world. Sometimes these images emerge thanks to the…

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NDIS campaign Portrait commission

Gordon Prior, disability advocate – Portrait commission for NDIS campaign for Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka What makes you, you? Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right? Recently I was invited to contribute to an important project Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights Exhibition for M.A.D.E Ballarat alongside…

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BAF Eureka Art Award

Eureka Art Award Winner I am very pleased to announce that I have just won the Ballarat Arts Foundation 2016 Eureka Art Prize for the artwork called “Balancing Act’. It features my (then pregnant) Polish friend Magda Kazmierczak. This year the judges were Melissa Griffin (BAF), Gordon Williamson (BAF) and Mark Guirguis (Ballarat surgeon, founder of GNAP…

Aldona Kmiec Finalist Bowness Photography Prize 2014

2014 Finalist Bowness Photography Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize Finalist 2014 $25 000 non-acquisitive first prize and $1 000 People’s Choice Award. PRESS RELEASE Woo hoo! Extremely proud to see my portraiture work about migrants shortlisted in this year MGA Bowness Photography Prize together with 47 other names. All finalists images, please click here. Here’s a great photo coverage from announcement night…

Who Made Ballarat Heritage Weekend Exhibition Aldona Kmiec Photography

Remembrance Day

Roman & Teresa Skrypko set up the Polish Seniors Club and have been heavily involved in promoting Polish culture to Ballarat community and beyond. Roman is also a keen photographer and took his German camera on the ship to Australia back in 1949. Seeing his obvious talent in these documentary photos depicting a daily life…

Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Finalist Head On Photography Festival 2014

Head On Portrait Finalist

Head On Finalists 2014, Portrait Category I’m so excited to announce that I am a Portrait FINALIST of Head On Photo Festival 2014! The Opening This Friday 16th of May – Paddington Town Hall. The Exhibition Paddington Reservoir Gardens Gallery 251-255 Oxford St Paddington from the 12 May – 8 June. The show sits alongside the work of National…

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Who Made Ballarat Exhibition

Who Made Ballarat Heritage Weekend presents Who Made Ballarat, a joint exhibition featuring archival images from the ‘Have you seen Old Ballaarat Town’ Facebook Page images and contemporary portraits created by Aldona Kmiec in 2013 through the We R You paper paste-up project, an initiative of the City of Ballarat Arts & Culture and Victorian…

Spirit of Polish Migrants Ballarat Polish photographer

Who Made Ballarat

Polish Migrants Exhibition 10-11th May, 2014 The Mining Exchange In the recent days, I have been scanning some amazing images from Roman & Teresa Skrypko family archive. It’s mind blowing how many beautiful images there are. Some prints are really small, so it is very challenging to get the detail our of them, bust some fortunately…