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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…

Bridge in Hampstead Heath London Red shoes cinderella fairytale bridge Hamstead Heath London Artist Aldona Kmiec Polish

Red shoes

‘Red shoes’ poem by Anne Sexton I stand in the ring in the dead city and tie on the red shoes… They are not mine. They are my mother’s. Her mother’s before. Handed down like an heirloom but hidden like shameful letters. The house and the street where they belong are hidden and all the…

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 perspective of the Australian landscape and explores her interest in 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…

Collecting Fine Art Photography Two workers smoking cigarettes Ohio Bridge steel construction vintage prints collection Aldona Kmiec Photography

Vintage Prints Online

Ohio bridge construction workers Don’t you just love digging in the archives.. Some time ago I purchased an old dusty box of gelatine prints at Kittelty’s auction in Ballarat. Here’s one of my favourites: Ohio Bridge construction workers, smoking cigarettes, dressed in heavy winter clothing, stained gloves, tough as that steel.  

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