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Under the Floorboards Mosaic Portrait Artwork by Ballarat Artist and Photographer Aldona Kmiec

Under the Floorboards – final

Under the Floorboards VIEW THE ARTIST CATALOGUE  UnitingCare Ballarat completed a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with 12 artists in residence during 2012-2013. Under the Floorboards was a collaborative project where renowned Western District artists created works based on their experiences at one of the diverse programs provided by UnitingCare Ballarat. UnitingCare Ballarat has…

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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…

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Under the Floorboards

I’m working with hundreds of  images. It can be very overwhelming at times, especially if the images are too big and crash the software. For each of four b&w portraits I will have approx between 400-900 small images, that will create a foreground for this layered mosaic. Each image has to be checked for size,…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Four II

WEEK FOUR part II Yes, it is hectic.. I’ve spent all day yesterday 9-5pm in a car with Oskar. Oskar is a Uniting Care volunteer  at the Community Transport Services. He has worked as a volunteer driver for 6 years and he loves driving a car. Every Wednesday he starts at around 8am depending on a number of…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Four I

Week Four of my Artist Residency at Sunways Retiring Homes I know I’ve skipped the third week when I was visiting LifeLine but I will come back to it. There is a lot of work with the images..  Here are a few lovely shots from Tuesday afternoon, when I joined social activities for elderly people at…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Two (part 2)

SECOND WEEK I’m shooting hundreds of images weekly at the moment, which is nothing new. The trouble is to stay on top of it. Most of them to go on the background of the mosaic portrait. The weather has not been great at all to start with, but I was lucky enough to be working inside…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Two (part1)

SECOND WEEK (part 1) Cold and rainy outside.. But inside the Uniting Care Church Op-Shop and Bookshop on Dana Street called The Light Lounge and it’s a completely different feeling… I have heard it is the best op shop/bookshop in Ballarat – it probably is! Good tunes, someone playing a piano, someone homeless relaxes by…

Under the Floorboards - daily artist journal 

Under the Floorboards. First week

Under the Floorboards – daily artist journal So yes! Welcome! I have started creating the commissioned artworks for Under the Floorboards project with Uniting Care. I thought I would share here a little narrative about my experiences first and show some background images along the way.. First of all – thank you Uniting Care for…

Uniting Care Under the Floorboards project welcomes Ballarat Artist Aldona Kmiec

Under the Floorboards_ Media Release 1 August

MEDIA RELEASE – 1 AUGUST 2012 Under the Floorboards Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… UnitingCare Ballarat’s unique project, Under the Floorboards, welcomes Ballarat Artist Aldona Kmiec as the first artist-in-residence at the agency’s busy Outreach…

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Under the Floorboards_ Media Release 26 July 2012

Under the Floorboards Everyone’s journey is different, A red carpet is rolled out for some. Whilst others trod under the floorboards, Away from the lights and the sun… 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…

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