Ballarat Soldiers Hill Artist Collective SHAC exhibition

Our Place – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective Exhibition

Our Place – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective Exhibition Backspace Gallery Ballarat, Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place (part of Art Gallery of Ballarat) Official opening Saturday 23rd of September 2pm ‘Just as SHAC clearly identified with the Soldiers Hill neighbourhood so, too, does the work presented in ‘Our Place’ exhibition. Taking the theme of community, history…

In the process of healing Exhibition wrap up timelapse

In the Process of Healing Exhibition Wrap up Timelapse

Exhibition Wrap up Timelapse ❤️ Well, the installation has now ended. We took it all off just under an hour on Sunday 17th Sept. We would like to generously thank our supporters: • Ballarat International Foto Biennale team • Neil Para and his family • Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council especially Ann Foley and Fiona Marshall for…

Ballarat East Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-86

Ballarat Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-1886

My current Photo-Installation In the Process of Healing is at the former Sacred Heart Convent in Ballarat East, now a Ballarat Welcome Centre managed by Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council. Below is an old circa 1884-1886 photo of the convent building and link to more information on the congregation. On January 10, 1881, five Sisters of Mercy came…

Aldona Kmiec Fear of flying airbnb host story Ballarat

Featured on Airbnb: Fear of Flying story

Airbnb Based On A True Review For all who love sharing your homes to strangers…It’s worth facing your fears! Few months ago I took part in an international competition by an online hospitality service Airbnb and wrote a short story about my first ever hosting experience with international pilot Lim Beng Seong. Little did I know… Airbnb…

Ballarat artist Photographer Aldona Kmiec's exhibition reflects on trauma and healing

Healing with photos

Ballarat artist Aldona Kmiec’s exhibition reflects on trauma and healing (click to read) Photographer Aldona Kmiec’s exhibition reflects on trauma and healing Michelle Smith 9 Aug 2017, 5:30 p.m. Healing after trauma and distress is a long and often arduous path but life can begin anew and photographer Aldona Kmiec has created a striking exhibition…

Aldona Kmiec In the process of healing Aldona Kmiec Foto Biennale Ballarat Convent

In the Process of Healing exhibition

In The Process of Healing is a site-specific immersive installation of photography, sound and space which attempts to remove the stigma around trauma and normalise conversations that are difficult. ‘In the Process of Healing’ tells a story of hope and survival. Responding to the stories of institutional abuse, growing rates of suicide, I have worked…

Frytka OFF Festival Czestochowa Lisiniec Polska Kultura Alternatywna

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…