Aldona Kmiec is Polish-Australian Photographer living & working between Ballarat & East Gippsland

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Born in Poland, Aldona pursued Photography studies at London Metropolitan University and migrated to Australia in 2009.

Aldona was a Multicultural Ambassador of Ballarat and facilitated a number of arts projects including iconic photographic murals We R YouHer recent body of work Dreamscapes is a pursuit to capture childhood dreams.

“Living near nomadic life over the last 20 years, photography has become my constant companion documenting the lives of others around me. Bridging the two cultures, I find the Australian landscape and identity in strong juxtaposition to my Polish upbringing. The visual language I use in my photographic work aims to bring more understanding and social dialog about the perceived ‘otherness of the other’ and challenge the mentality that those who are different from us are problematic.”

Winner of Eureka Art Prizes, Finalist of The Maggie Diaz Photography Prize and Bowness Photography Prize Aldona has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in and out of Australia. With passion for regional living, she has built a strong community profile in Ballarat. Her work features on The Design FilesBetter Homes & Gardens Australian Country Magazine. 

Artwork by Lily Mae Martin

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