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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…

We R You paste up project Ballarat street art

Ballarat faces

Time to post all Ballarat faces from WeRYou mural project again. Ballarat has been changing fast, is more progressive and open, to everyone. It has attracted a whole bunch of vibrancy. What’s so special? People. And the history. Pre, during and after Gold rush. It has been inclusive. The word ‘Ballarat’ is derived from local Wathaurong Aboriginal…

Bohemian Secret Australian Bush landscape large format camera

Artist Documentary: Sonia Macak

Meet Sonia Macak, Czech born photographer living just outside of Ballarat. In 2013 we spent a day together in her darkroom. Sadly, in 2016 Sonia’s property was much affected by fire but luckily no buildings were burnt down. In my film, Sonia reenacts the fascination with wet plate collodion photography, something quite magical in the era of post-photography, iPhones…

Photographic Murals

As featured on The Design Files and Better Homes & Gardens Ever dreamt of a large photo wall from one of your holiday photos? I made it a reality. I’ve always wondered whether it was possible to use one of my old photos and upsize them into much larger print and when I had the opportunity to…

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…

Aldona Kmiec Artist Under the Floorboards Uniting Care mosaic portrait artwork Aldona Kmiec

We Are To Inspire Poem

Dr George Halasz is a Psychiatrist, Author & Speaker. Dr Halasz has lectured in Australia and overseas at conferences, conducted workshops and participated on a range of panels. In 2005 he co-ordinated a group of psychology Facilitators on the Adult March of the Living 2005 to the concentration camps of Poland. He has visited the Ballarat exhibition and wrote…

Exhibition Opening Under the Floorboards Uniting Care Ballarat Annual Report 2013 Aldona Kmiec Mosaic Portrait Photography

Under the Floorboards Opening

Exhibition  | Download an Artist catalogue UnitingCare Ballarat begins a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with the first of 12 artist residences commencing on Monday 30th July. Under the Floorboards is a collaborative project in which renowned Western District artists will create works based on their experiences at one of the diverse programs provided by…

Molebatsi Motsepe South African Actress Studio Shots Portrait Photography Ballarat Melbourne

Molebatsi Motsepe:: Acting and universal issues

On acting and universal issues AK: Have you ever experienced unpleasant reactions towards your look and did it have an impact on your life or art and how did you deal with it? MM: South Africa, even after the Apartheid is still very segregated. […] My mum taught me how to handle people who were not so open…

We R You final statistics

Thanks also to all community groups who have supported this project and sent their participants our way: Victorian Police CoB Community Safety Committee Ballarat Health Refugee Support Group UnitingCare Ballarat Ballarat African Association CMY Centre for multicultural Youth CoB Cultural Diversity Unit & Multicultural Ambassadors CoB Youth Services BLX LinkUp – participation MADE Museum Mount…

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…

We R You paste up project Weeremar Park Wendouree West

Toilet paper anyone?

Ballarat Art in public places Gooey sticky hands!!… Just finished the posters at Weeremar Park Wendouree West & Victory Park Sebastopol And, don’t forget – it’s tomorrow! Bridge Mall photo shoot will be happening this Saturday. Great Opportunity to have your portrait featured in the We R You project! Open to public. Saturday April 27th 10am – 2pm Join us…

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