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BAF Eureka Art Award

Eureka Art Award Winner I am very pleased to announce that I have just won the Ballarat Arts Foundation 2016 Eureka Art Prize for the artwork called “Balancing Act’. It features my (then pregnant) Polish friend Magda Kazmierczak. This year the judges were Melissa Griffin (BAF), Gordon Williamson (BAF) and Mark Guirguis (Ballarat surgeon, founder of GNAP…


Big Issue Ballarat

It doesn’t matter what you do. It’s important that you do something. www.thebigissue.org.au  The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent magazine that is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. Vendors buy a magazine for $3 and sell it for $6 keeping the profit.  They hold a licence and a photo identification. You…

Who Made Ballarat Heritage Weekend Exhibition Aldona Kmiec Photography

Remembrance Day

Roman & Teresa Skrypko set up the Polish Seniors Club and have been heavily involved in promoting Polish culture to Ballarat community and beyond. Roman is also a keen photographer and took his German camera on the ship to Australia back in 1949. Seeing his obvious talent in these documentary photos depicting a daily life…

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Who Made Ballarat Exhibition

Who Made Ballarat Heritage Weekend presents Who Made Ballarat, a joint exhibition featuring archival images from the ‘Have you seen Old Ballaarat Town’ Facebook Page images and contemporary portraits created by Aldona Kmiec in 2013 through the We R You paper paste-up project, an initiative of the City of Ballarat Arts & Culture and Victorian…

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Nostalgic Poland

Nostalgic Poland Some time ago I have set up a Facebook page dedicated to a City of Ballarat Multicultural Ambassador Program. It has already attracted a great number of people interested in it and it’s mission is to promote world’s cultures and the Multicultural Program that City of Ballarat has been successfully running for over…

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Ballarat Backyard Tasters IV

Ballarat art event photography Ballarat Backyard Tasters art events series commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. Event March 14, 2014 Check out the gallery of last night photos for 2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters events series commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. Related articles Ballarat Backyard Tasters III Simply Fabulous! Ballarat Backyard Tasters…

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Ballarat Backyard Tasters II

Ballarat event gallery 28 Feb 2014 Check out the gallery of last Friday’s Ballarat Backyard Tasters events commissioned by Arts & Culture Creative City of Ballarat. This event featured: Alek, a French professional hurdy-gurdy player, Los Locos, Living Arrows, Jacques The French Waiter and more.   Related articles Ballarat Backyard Tasters IV

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Ballarat Backyard Tasters event

African drummers, Ballarat Events Photography Ballarat art event photography 21 Feb 2014 First of the Ballarat Backyard Tasters art events series commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. All came together at last night’s first of 2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters events. There was African drumming from Kofi Kunkpe and the African Diaspora, soul singing…

Valentines Day Coffee Heart shaped 'Cascara’ - the pulp of the coffee cherries

Coffee cherry tea

it is for real G!!! coffee cherry tea I got a gift from a friend some time ago, ‘Cascara’ – the pulp of the coffee cherries. Because not many people know what it is, so here’s more info. Coffee cherry tea is a herbal tea made from the dried berries (or “cherries”) of the coffee plant. It is also known as cascara, from…

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Next Gen Awards

Next Gen Fine Art Gallery Ballarat | 7 Feb 2014   Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Sunday, March 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00PM Timken, Mars and Selkirk Family galleries and the Lydiard Street windows Admission: Free http://www.artgalleryofballarat.com.au/explore-and-experience/exhibitions/next-gen-2014.aspx Next Gen 2014 showcases the work of students who have just completed Year 12 VCE studies in Art,…

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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Family Eureka Day @MADE

The public exhibition / display of photographs will run for two weeks starting on ‘Eureka Day’ Tue 3rd December until 16th December. M.A.D.E  is providing each individual photographed today with one complimentary (FREE) full colour print of the photograph. Thank you so much to all who participated. The 30 ‘hero’ images will be displayed at…

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Promo images Ballarat lifestyle

Ballarat Lifestyle The Ballarat region is attracting more and more attention for its diverse range of amenities- from shopping to food and unique places to visit. Great lifestyle photo shoot today in downtown Ballarat! Thanks to Amy & Nathan, how cool do they look! Images will soon appear around town, but psst.. The Ballarat region is…

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