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Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat Parkour

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…

Ballarat Architecture Photography Ballarat Civic Hall study Aldona Kmiec Artist front facade Aldona Kmiec Artist

Ballarat Civic Hall study

The neglected and controversial Ballarat Civic Hall site sits empty in January 2018 before it undergoes an $8 million refurbishment to return the building to its former glory. These are probably last photographs of this building intact. As a long term Ballarat resident, I find an immense joy in mapping out and photographing the city…

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…

Ballarat Murals Aldona Kmiec Street art photography

Ballarat Murals

Back in 2013, I facilitated a series of installations of large format paste ups, designed to combat ugly tagging in known graffiti hotspots. Black and white posters were displayed in more than 9 locations and featured portraits of hundreds of Ballarat residents. Working with various community groups was very rewarding. As part of five months…

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world photo John Le Carre

A desk is a dangerous place

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world Coming back from Melbourne after a great weekend of eating and making pierogi with friends, I’m writing this while I sit on a VLine bus, less glam than the train, but train’s will be back operating from tomorrow. Catching up with friends.. lots of interesting conversations,…

Wedding Photography Album ideas

Wedding Album Photography If you’re looking into turning  your wedding images into a book, here’s a great product worth recommendation. Our Deluxe Wedding Photography Albums are ideal to showcase your professional wedding day photographs in a lasting beautiful product. This album is not limited just to wedding photographs, but your family portraits and so on.. Below are a few…

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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…

Graeme Innes AM portrait disability human rights campaigner, lawyer ALDONA KMIEC PHOTOGRAPHER

Graeme Innes AM portrait

 “We are not victims or heroes, but agents of our own destiny”  Graeme Innes This morning I had a great honour to take a portrait photograph of one of Australia’s well known lawyers and disability and human rights campaigners, Graeme Innes AM. Graeme is a chair of Attitude Foundation and his organisation is about changing attitudes towards people with disabilities.…

Ballarat Art Murals

Ballarat Art Murals Recently I have completed an interesting project inside Kelaston Ballarat Aged Care home. The perforated art print has been installed on the double door in order to cover the unsightly hallway in the administrative office part of the building. From twelve art designs presented to my client, they have chosen a photo of Ballarat Railway Station tower…

Shermaine Heng Breathe Woman Ballarat

Shermaine Heng: Breathe, Woman!

Artist-in-Residence, Shermaine Heng has worked with women from diverse cultural backgrounds in Ballarat throughout February and March 2015. Together they developed a 40 minute contemporary dance piece that reflects their unique stories and experiences. Women of all ages and backgrounds have contributed to the piece in many creative ways, through individual choreography, interviews and much…

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