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Looking at the big picture

The Big Picture

The big picture, 2020 Take a step back and zoom out and then in again. Why is ~Looking at the big picture~ important? Well, to see things from a different angle, to challenge your thinking from someone else’s point of view, to allow yourself to see wider possibilities, to admit your own limitations, to think…

Photography Magazines Vintage Cards

Photography Magazines

As a way to remind myself of Photography Open Calls and Submissions and some great Photography Magazines from all over the world, here are some links you might find useful. Aperture A quarterly photography magazine and a book publisher based in New York. The magazine is published by the Aperture Foundation, a non-profit organisation devoted…

The long search for freedom Invisible Lives Artworks

The long search for freedom

“The long search for freedom” ‪11 July‬ 2017, Train Melbourne – Ballarat. ‪1.17pm‬ [This dream was the inspiration for my ‘In The Process of healing’ exhibition at BALLARAT Convent, Ballarat Foto Biennale 2017 In the Process of Healing] Last night I had a dream. I’ve been walking on a bridge with Suganthini. The bridge was…

Artists Aldona Kmiec and Magdalena Kazmierczak Colours of the world Cultures_Art Gallery Ballarat Exhibition

‘Colours of the World Cultures’ – now virtual

My current group exhibition ‘Colours of the World Cultures’ at Art Gallery Ballarat has been sadly closed due to #Covid19 restrictions. However, you can still view some of the works online on social media (see Instagram link below) or download my Artist Statement here. We hope that the Art Gallery Ballarat will be able to…

Snow Gums Kosciuszko National Park triptych artwork Ballarat Artist Aldona Kmiec

Snow Gums Kosciuszko National Park

Seeing the devastation of Australian bush by the recent fires has been heartbreaking. Especially dealing with memories of being in places like Cape Conran, Mallacoota, other remote places in East Gippsland and also Kosciuszko National Park. Currently working through my documentation from those areas and hoping to go back soon to rephotograph these places after…

Help Gippsland after bushfires East Gippsland Landscapes Eagle Point jetty East Gippsland sunset Jeffrey Smart style

Help Gippsland after bushfires

We showcase the beauty of regional Victoria through art and commercial photography projects. If you have a regional or metro project you’d like filmed or photographed, get in touch now or call Aldona directly on +61 433 162 791 Gippsland is beautiful and so are you. Please consider booking your holidays or just a weekend…

Aldona Kmiec Social Impact Art Invisible Lives Limited edition print

Social Impact Art

It is 6 years today since my friend’s family’s visa was ceased: ✖️no visa ✖️no right to paid work ✖️no Medicare So I created this artwork and exhibition titled “Invisible Lives” for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale festival in 2017 to bring awareness and support them any way I can. This artwork is also available to…

Invisible Lives artwork Archival photo print ALDONA KMIEC Colours of World Cultures exhibition

Colours of World Cultures exhibition

Colours of World Cultures exhibition Download Artist Statement Colours of World Cultures exhibition 5 March – 29 of March, curated by Magda Kazmierczak. This group exhibition showcases Ballarat’s cultural diversity by bringing together artworks and artefacts to celebrate 10 years of City of Ballarat’s Intercultural Ambassadors Program. Each item in the exhibition has been shaped…

Australian Husky pony Swifts Creek Artist haunted white pony

When the night comes

When the night comes upon us..  Hold on I’ll be back for you It won’t be long But for now there’s something else That’s calling me So take me down a lonesome road Point me east and let me go That suitcase weighs me down With memories I just want to be the one you…

Artist Profile Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Melbourne Art Lovers Australia

Artist Profile

Why did you become an artist? Where did you study, etc? I didn’t choose to become an artist. I’ve always been a creative person, and I had to find ways to express it. Art didn’t have a central place in my family. I grew up on a farm in Poland during the communist era. For…

choosing wall art for your home Hampstead Heath London bridge print wall art print Aldona Kmiec Australia.jpg ATTACHMENT DETAILS Hampstead Heath London bridge wall art print Aldona Kmiec Australia

Choosing Wall Art for Your Home

A beautiful and original artwork in your home is like a soothing background tune – it introduces harmony and encourages creativity. Good art also keeps your visitors interested and asking questions, as for me, it provides an everyday inspiration. Many people overlook the contribution of art to home décor, mainly due to lacking the know-how…

Iconic Australian backyards prints Hills Hoist print Great Australian Backyard Hills Hoist

Iconic Australian backyards – new print series

Hills Hoist, an iconic Australian invention Hills Hoist   Having grown up in Poland, my memories of our expansive backyard are quite different from my fellow Aussies. I became somewhat fascinated by old Victorian houses and various Aussies inventions, like the Hills Hoist, adjustable rotary clothes line. When I first saw it at a suburban…

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