Aldona Kmiec prints on fabric 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 and high rates of suicide, I have…

Fujifim XT1 Frytka OFF Festival Czestochowa Lisiniec Polska Kultura Alternatywna

Fujifim XT1

Frytka Off Festival Fujifilm XT1 is a pretty awesome and portable camera for low light event photos. The electronic viewfinder (EVF) is simply amazing and easily focuses in almost complete darkness. Here I used the 23mm f1.4 to take some atmospheric photos when Kult and Kazik Staszewski were live on stage in Czestochowa, Poland. http://frytkaoff.czestochowa.pl. Low…

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

The Great Australian backyard

Australian backyard, an iconic feature of the Australian suburb is changing fast. A large backyard is no more, it has largely disappeared from new Australian suburbs substituted by much smaller outdoor spaces. Whatever the size of lot, the dwelling now covers most of its area. The current urban planning does little to prevent it. Land developers…

Soldiers Hill Art Walk Aldona Kmiec Soldiers Hill Artist

Soldiers Hill Art Walk Ballarat

Love Ballarat Autumn? Join Ballarat artists from SHAC – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective at their art studios open to public on all May weekends. Soldiers Hill Art Walk around Ballarat’s oldest suburb Soldiers Hill. Soldiers Hill Artist Collective presents a self guided tour through the historic streets of Soldiers Hill. Over 20 Artists exhibit in venues…

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 you could afford that ends up on your wall ten years later! That’s the story behind my ‘Cafe in Soler’ wall mural. The photo was taken during holidays in Majorca in 2005. Walking past this unassuming cafe…

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,…

The view from the East 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…

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…

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