Diverse Cultures – Photography Exhibition

19 April-19 June :: Ballarat City Library Doveton St Nth .

Aldona Kmiec is a Polish born artist, professional photographer and Multicultural Ambassador of Ballarat.

“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 are sometimes straightforward and at other times atmospheric and abstract. Taken together, her body of work is a narrative about identity, the isolation people can feel as the ‘other’ in a community, the simultaneous joy of discovery and the dislocation experienced when moving between cultures, and the determination for recognition as both human and professional in the face of one’s perceived differences.” Voice FM