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Australian artist profile Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Melbourne

Artist Profile

Why did you become an artist? Where did you study, etc? I didn’t choose to become an artist. I’ve always been a creative person, and I had to find ways to express it. Art didn’t have a central place in my family. I grew up on a dairy farm in Poland during the communist era.…

Aldona Kmiec Social Impact Art Invisible Lives Limited edition print

Social Impact Art

It is 6 years today since my friend’s family’s visa was ceased: ✖️no visa ✖️no right to paid work ✖️no Medicare So I created this artwork and exhibition titled “Invisible Lives” for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale festival in 2017 to bring awareness and support them any way I can. This artwork is also available to…

Invisible Lives artwork Archival photo print ALDONA KMIEC Colours of World Cultures exhibition

Colours of World Cultures exhibition

Colours of World Cultures exhibition Download Artist Statement Colours of World Cultures exhibition 5 March – 29 of March, curated by Magda Kazmierczak. This group exhibition showcases Ballarat’s cultural diversity by bringing together artworks and artefacts to celebrate 10 years of City of Ballarat’s Intercultural Ambassadors Program. Each item in the exhibition has been shaped…

Unicorns are real Ballarat artist on The Block St Kilda

Art on The Block Renovation Show

MEDIA RELEASE  31 Oct 2019 Imaginative Art Piece by a Ballarat artist features in the Oslo Hotel Renovation on Channel Nine’s The Block St Kilda’s Oslo Hotel is getting a makeover on this season’s The Block, and the infamous rebel couple Jesse and Mel have selected a large Unicorn artwork to feature in their renovation.…

Blue drops artwork Aldona Kmiec Artist Blue drops wall art

New artworks

What’s new Photo: Eve Wilson for The Design Files Australia I’ve been feeling quite homesick lately (it’s been almost three years since I last saw my family face to face and not via weekend Skype chats). So when I do, I dig my archive and I take few more train trips. Here are some framed…

choosing wall art for your home Hampstead Heath London bridge print wall art print Aldona Kmiec Australia.jpg ATTACHMENT DETAILS Hampstead Heath London bridge wall art print Aldona Kmiec Australia

Choosing Wall Art for Your Home

A beautiful and original artwork in your home is like a soothing background tune – it introduces harmony and encourages creativity. Good art also keeps your visitors interested and asking questions, as for me, it provides an everyday inspiration. Many people overlook the contribution of art to home décor, mainly due to lacking the know-how…

Iconic Australian backyards prints Hills Hoist print Great Australian Backyard Hills Hoist

Iconic Australian backyards – new print series

Hills Hoist, an iconic Australian invention Hills Hoist   Having grown up in Poland, my memories of our expansive backyard are quite different from my fellow Aussies. I became somewhat fascinated by old Victorian houses and various Aussies inventions, like the Hills Hoist, adjustable rotary clothes line. When I first saw it at a suburban…

Gippslandia Magazine Issue 6

Gippslandia Magazine

Recent epic road trip with a Paynesville-based writer Mim Cook took me to the most isolated north-eastern part of the Victorian rainforest in Errinundra National Park, Lake Tyers General Store where owner and Screaming Jets guitarist Scott Kingman and partner Lyndy lead a tree change life away from the city and the new Port of Sale Gallery…

Origami Cranes Beyond 50 percent Aldona Kmiec Exhibition Backspace Gallery Ballarat

Beyond 50 percent exhibition

Art against violence Beyond 50% exhibition is in response to the growing gender inequality in our global communities. Elizabeth Broderick (Gender Equality Commissioner 2012), noted that violence against women is the key critical issue that is creating a barrier to gaining gender equality, in our society. Feminist activism through art has played a key role…

PolArt Festival of Polish Visual Arts Aldona Kmiec

PolArt 2018 Brisbane

2018 PolArt Festival of Polish Visual Arts and Performing Arts in Australia 27th Dec  2018 – 6th Jan  2019 For 40 years PolArt festivals have been celebrating and showcasing Polish culture and heritage through dance, music, theatre, film and visual arts. PolArt festival is held every three years in capital cities around Australia. PolArt is…

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