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Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat

Ballarat art event photography Ballarat Backyard Tasters art events series commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. Alfred Deakin Place in Ballarat usually features some great art exhibitions at the Backspace Gallery, break dancing, zine production, skateboard painting workshop. Backspace Gallery presents a public program of local exhibitions which showcase contemporary art, craft design…

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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…

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Meire De Mello:: Close your eyes and dance

by Aldona Kmiec Professional Photography Meire De Mello in Carmen Miranda outfit Meire De Mello is an inspiration. A skilled migrant she has lived in Ballarat for over two years and now works helping refugees. She is also a President of H.O.L.A. Home of Latin Association in Ballarat and if that is not enough, she runs Zumba classes…

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Molebatsi Motsepe:: Acting and universal issues

On acting and universal issues   AK: Your name always fascinated me and it was hard to pronounce it. I’d love to know its origins. Tell me about it.. MM: It’s South African Tswana name, and it’s rare unique name in SA. I was named after my grandmother. AK: You have lived in United Kingdom as…

The Art of Henna :: Priti Mehta

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas   For My Australia Photo Exhibition at the Backspace Gallery from March 28th – April 14th 2013 Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat I set up a temporary Open Photographic Studio and invited the public to come in to be photographed by me or themselves using a camera remote control. My latest article features…

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Maori-English-Croatian: Shiree Pilkinton

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas A friend of Shiree Pilkinton’s recently said “so you’re Maori-English-Croatian, you speak French and you live in Australia….how did that happen?” Not surprisingly, she is often asked this.  It does seem like an unusual mix, but as Shiree points out, there were a lot of Maori-Croatian intermarriages back…

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Shooting Fine Art Portraits: Ajit Narsi

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas Fine Art Portraits Photography “Say Cheese”!! Nothing worse than those words when the camera is pointed your way. That’s why these words aren’t often in my photography vocab. I sometimes use the same word in my native Polish language which sounds exotic, or wait. Personal connection with the subject is perhaps the only method of capturing…

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Nyanchar Deng, Share Africa brand photography

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas New world new opportunities  When I first moved to Ballarat in late 2010, I didn’t feel ‘at home’ straightaway. No friends, no family, no ties with the new land and new culture. It was pretty tough. Since then, Australia has just become my second home country and, after leaving…

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