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In the Process of Healing

In The Process of Healing is a site-specific installation of images and sound, telling stories of survival. Responding to the stories of institutional abuse, suicide and shattered lives across the Ballarat community, artist Aldona Kmiec has created a moving and respectful collection that reflects the process of healing that comes after suffering and distress, that…

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Fujifim XT1

Kult i Kazik Staszewski at Częstochowski Festiwal Kultury Alternatywnej FRYTKA OFF http://frytkaoff.czestochowa.p Fujifilm XT1 23mm f1.4

Great Australian Backyard Hills Hoist by Lance Hill in his Adelaide backyard in mid-1940s

The Great Australian backyard

A large backyard has long been considered an iconic feature of the Australian suburb. Nonetheless, during the 1990s, a dramatic change occurred: large backyards largely disappeared from new suburban houses in Australia substituted by smaller outdoor spaces. Whatever the size of lot, the dwelling now covers most of its developable area. Although the planning system…

Ballarat Art Walk Aldona Kmiec Soldiers Hill Artist

Soldiers Hill Art Walk

Love Autumn? Come for an Art Walk around Ballarat’s oldest suburb Soldiers Hill. Part of 2nd Soldiers Hill Artist Collective Art Walk event, part of the Ballarat and National Heritage Month. Meet the Artist, Aldona Kmiec at Venue #1, 10-4pm (Saturday 20th May) and explore Photographic Art of Ian Kemp and Aldona Kmiec, plus visit 9…

Cafe in Soler Photo Wall Mural Ballarat Victorian House Aldona Kmiec Artist

Wall Mural

As seen on The Design Files and Better Homes & Gardens Imagine. You take a holiday photo on your first ever camera that later ends up this size! That’s the story behind my ‘Cafe in Soler’ wall mural. Client reviews: “We had the pleasure of Aldona’s photographic talents to record and capture the beautiful occasion of our wedding. Recently, we…

Steamers Beach Jervis Bay Australia Roadtrip

Australia Roadtrip

Head goes spinning when you think about photo opportunities – there’s so much to photograph on any Australian road trip! Our three weeks adventure started at Cooloola National Park near Fraser Coast Region, Queensland driving down A1 Pacific Highway towards Central Coast, trying YouCamp Adventures on private land, bypassing Sydney as fast as we could and stopping…

Ballarat Photography Tours with Photographer Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Think big you have nothing to loose Dr Blake Mysteries Bar Lydiard Street Aldona Kmiec Photography

Ballarat Art Space

My 1st year in Ballarat… WTF London grey, I love it, feel at home My 2nd year in Ballarat… WTF- where are the art spaces in this city? My 3rd year in Ballarat … WTF ok be patient now My 4th year in Ballarat… WTF ok we have paste-ups and we have small shop on Sturt…

Flying Object Lakes Entrance beach

Found Objects

Found objects to photograph Every Wednesday I’m at the Lakes Entrance beach. What I will find each time, I never know. Analytical brain questions everything: why, what does it mean, what is the concept behind it, what does it tell me, is the light good, does the photograph have this unusual gut feeling I so like,…

Ballarat Photography Migration and Art Faces of migration Aldona Kmiec Ballarat London traveller pan exposure

Migration Art

Migration has many faces. Chosen by you or inflicted upon you by a set of circumstances. What drives your desire to migrate permanently or temporarily, how do you let go of negative feelings and how do you adapt to your new environment without loosing your identity in the process? These questions have been on my mind for…

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Be Brave

Worthy Tip. Try an Exposure app on Chrome to see photography every time you open a new browser tab.

White Night Ballarat neon installation lights

White Night Ballarat

Night of illumination and art, the inaugural White Night Ballarat went down as quite a historic event! Nobody has seen such massive public participation, with exception perhaps of the great street parades at the beginning of the 20th century! The great advantage of hosting the night in Ballarat was the leisurely and short distance between all attractions. With…

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Snow under my feet

last couple of days soo much admin my eyes dancing to achieve is so mundane right now still much work to do in this world I have barely scratched its surface   last night walking the dog as usual who has more fun: me or her shoes left at home, you must try it walk…

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…

Clunes Art canvas print Photography Mindfulness Aldona Kmiec Fields Clunes Archival Digital C-Type (chromogenic) matt print by Polish-Australian artist Aldona Kmiec

The Art of Mindful Photography

Taking photos improves your mental health Everyone deals with mental or emotional struggles at one time or another in our lives. The world isn’t what it used to be. Stress from work, anxiety or a mental illness are common so it helps to take time to refocus and gain perspective. One tool I use to…