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Melbourne ethnic Portraits Photography Aldona Kmiec

Sharing Cultures

Sharing Cultures through images Over the course of four weeks, together with Richmond based youth organisation Visionary Images I ran a series of ethnic portrait photography workshops with a local multicultural community in Fitzroy, Melbourne to create a small exhibition of portraits and stories told through images, works in clay, culturally significant costumes and personal…

Ethnic family portraits australia

African Family Portrait

Deng Family Portrait A blast from the past! Rarely I get to photograph such dynamic beautiful family with many children. We didn’t have much time, merely an hour due to the constraints with my clients time, but we managed to create this beautiful studio family portrait session filled with fun, connection and fantastic photographs! Nyanchar recently took…

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…

Barriers to acceptance the diverse cultures in Australia

Barriers to acceptance

Barriers to acceptance If you were forced to leave your homeland suddenly, what five things would you take with you? On Sunday June 23rd I was part of the unique event with 150 audience – The Five Things Project organised by CMY Centre for Multicultural Youth held at the M.A.D.E Museum in Ballarat. For two…

We R You ABC Radio with Lily Partland | Aldona Kmiec participants

We R You ABC Radio Ballarat

ABC Ballarat Lily Partland interviewed participants of We R You faces Ballarat public art project. Great stories from great people – thank you again for your participation, energy and sharing your beautiful stories. The City of Ballarat’s arts and culture unit has been working with various community groups and services on an inclusive public art…

M.A.D.E Eureka Flag Cupcakes Centre for Australian Democracy

Ready to launch:: MADE Ballarat

4 – 31 MAY – WE R YOU: OUR FACES, OUR COMMUNITY MADE BALLARAT :: DYNAMIC PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION … M.A.D.E is proud to feature ‘We R You’ for the month of May. Funded by the Victorian Department of Justice and supported by the City of Ballarat, ‘We R You’ is engaging people across our community…

The Art of Henna :: Priti Mehta

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas   For My Australia Photo Exhibition at the Backspace Gallery from March 28th – April 14th 2013 Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat I set up a temporary Open Photographic Studio and invited the public to come in to be photographed by me or themselves using a camera remote control. My latest article features…

Maori-English-Croatian :: Shiree Pilkinton

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas A friend of Shiree Pilkinton’s recently said “so you’re Maori-English-Croatian, you speak French and you live in Australia….how did that happen?” Not surprisingly, she is often asked this.  It does seem like an unusual mix, but as Shiree points out, there were a lot of Maori-Croatian intermarriages back…

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