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Multicultural Australian faces

‘My Australia, My Journey’ photography project exhibition Opening Night Backspace Gallery Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat. Exhibition runs until April 14th, open Thu-Sun 12-4pm “My Australia is one outcome of Aldona Kmiec’s ongoing inquiry into the nature and meaning of ‘multiculturalism’ in contemporary Australian society. Working with local culturally diverse communities, Aldona creates images that…

Multicultural Australian faces My Australia Exhibition Backspace Gallery Ballarat Live Installation Group shot photography exhibitions ballarat

Multicultural faces

‘My Australia, My Journey’ photography project exhibition Opening Night Backspace Gallery Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat. Exhibition runs until April 14th, open Thu-Sun 12-4pm “My Australia is one outcome of Aldona Kmiec’s ongoing inquiry into the nature and meaning of ‘multiculturalism’ in contemporary Australian society. Working with local culturally diverse communities, Aldona creates images that…

We R You Faces of harmony fest ballarat

We R You and Harmony Fest Ballarat

All of us… …was the theme for the 3rd Harmony Fest Ballarat held yesterday in Camp Street. Organised by the City of Ballarat Harmony Fest event featured a great synergy of music, dance, food and diversity of cultures bringing  5000 visitors for five hours of events. Food included Thai, Africa, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Italian, French…

We R You photography workshops ballarat

We R You – how we learn

We R You  – photography workshops around Ballarat You might have already seen our first public building transformed into an outdoor exhibition space. The makeover of the Blockbuster video building corner Mair/Camp street is now out for public to see (and judge). The public reaction have met our expectations  – there were generally very positive and uplifting comments like: ‘I drove…

We R You paste up project Aldona kmiec Photography BALLARAT, COMMUNITY, MULTICULTURAL, PASTE UP, STREET ART, WE R YOU

Paste-up photography We R You activity #6, 7

Paste-up photography – we’re in editing stage yay!!! Seven sessions and wow – just have a look! Fun portraits aren’t they! Our group is also growing – we now have Afghani, Australian, Togolese, Chinese, Japanese and Polish participants – we are a very creative multinational, multilingual and multicultural group. Anyone can join us regardless of…

Ballarat Share Africa Aldona Kmiec photography

Nyanchar Deng, Share Africa

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas New world new opportunities… When I first moved to Ballarat in late 2010, I didn’t feel ‘at home’ straightaway. No friends, no family, no ties with the land and the culture. Australia has just become my second home country and, after leaving Europe I found the new land promising…

WE R You paste ups street art Ballarat

We R You paste up Project kicks off!

Ballarat community photography collage poster We R You Community Engagement project  WHO               We R You is an initiative of the CoB Arts & Culture Unit, involving partnerships with community and Council agencies across Ballarat. Those providing letters of support and participation include: Victorian Police CoB Community Safety Committee Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group – participation…

Multicultural Ambassadors City of Ballarat Program City of Ballarat 2012-2014

Intercultural Ambassador Program

Between 2012-2014 I took part of then City of Ballarat’s Multicultural Ambassador Program (unpaid). It was two years after migrating to Australia and then choosing to live in Ballarat. My personal experiences were mostly positive, some of my enthusiasm was later dampened down by some bureaucracy which made me think of my growing and uneasy…

Ballarat Kendo Club Victorian Kendo Championships

Victorian Kendo Championships 2012

Ryu is off to Melbourne for another Victorian Kendo championships this morning! Ryu , who is my Japanese student was in the winning team at the Otsuka Memorial Taikai back in July. He has won the huge trophy and a gold medal for his now local Ballarat club – such a great achievement after only…

Polish Migrants Stories Australia Aldona Kmiec book favoryta

My Migration Story published

I have recently submitted a short abstract story of my migration to a writing contest run by a Polish publishing house in Brisbane, Favoryta.Com. My Migration story as well as 23 other Polish migrants in Australia has been beautifully published in a softcover book My Migration – Moja Emigracja. With over 300 pages in both…

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