Lake Hindmarsh Wimmera Nights Australian Landscape print

Mercure Hotel Ballarat exhibition

Press Release Mixed Blessing Mercure Hotel Ballarat exhibition 7 June – 8 July 2018 Opening Thursday, 7 June 2018 at 6pm Mixed Blessings is an exciting exhibition of work by 12 artists from Ballarat and district, convened by well-known musician and painter Diokno Pasilan. He is showing a large energetic painting in the manner of…

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Ballarat Art Walk

Come see my work on exhibition at the Annual Soldiers Hill Artist Collective (SHAC) – Ballarat Art Walk – two weekends of open studios and exhibitions scattered around Soldiers Hill suburb of Ballarat, part of Ballarat Heritage Week and the Australian Heritage Festival. Join us at the Launch of our Art Walk event on Friday…

East Gippsland Images Art Gallery: Land Water Sky Exhibition Ray Thomas, Charlotte (Penny) Hood, Ronald Edwards Pepper, Steaphan Paton

East Gippsland Images

Always wanted to capture the bats and here they are! East Gippsland Gallery in Bairnsdale. Current exhibition Land Water Sky presented by East Gippsland Art Gallery in partnership with East Gippsland Shire Council, acknowledges the cultural contribution of Aboriginal people in this region. It features work of important indigenous artists like Ray Thomas, Ronald Edwards-Pepper…

Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait artist Ballarat

Breckin: ‘Life of the Party’ clip

Breckin, which means freckled, is the moniker of Melbourne-based visual artist, poet and singer-songwriter, Heather Marsh. Her debut album, Shiner, is both bruised and brilliant. It illuminates and holds an oblique mirror to the perennial subject of love and loss in a series of songs that are equal parts elegy, sympathy card and therapy session.…

Gippslandia Magazine Issue 6

Gippslandia Magazine

Recent epic road trip with a Paynesville-based writer Mim Cook took me to the most isolated north-eastern part of the Victorian rainforest in Errinundra National Park, Lake Tyers General Store where owner and Screaming Jets guitarist Scott Kingman and partner Lyndy lead a tree change life away from the city and the new Port of Sale Gallery…

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My Australia My Journey on display

Miron & Maria Baskakov are the owners of Sweet and Savoury on Sturt and are really supportive on featuring local Ballarat artists. On the walls are my works from “My Australia My Journey’ exhibition featuring local Ballarat personalities. Feel free to share and recommend the works to other venues – I’d love them to be circulating rather than…

Bairnsdale street art culture diversity week Aldona Kmiec Artist East Gippsland

Culture Diversity Week Bairnsdale

•••HAPPY HARMONY WEEK!••• Celebrating Culture Diversity Week in Bairnsdale with a display outside the Library on Service St called All of Us, which aims to feature newly arrived migrants. Simply not enough wall space to feature so many stories and people of different cultural backgrounds I was able to connect with in just a few…

Invisible Lives In the Process of Healing Ballarat Aldona Kmiec exhibition view

Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize

Who is Looking at You Portrait Prize In it’s fifth year, the Who is Looking at You? 2018 Portrait Prize offers audiences a broad cross section of portraiture.  With the competition open to most mediums, the resulting exhibition offers a unique view at what could be considered a portrait. My portrait of a family titled “Invisible Lives‘…

Raymond Island Photo Walk Art Classes Bairnsdale Aldona Kmiec

Art Classes Bairnsdale

Raymond Island Photo Walk is a concept photography class run by local artist Aldona Kmiec, showcasing unique Raymond Island habitat and bringing attention to endangered wildlife on the island. Aldona hopes to establish regular art classes in Bairnsdale area, if you’re interested in teaming up, please get in touch. Raymond Island Photo Walk  

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Gippsland Leadership Program

I’m very excited to have been selected for 2018 Gippsland Leadership Program – Australia’s longest running Community Leadership Program. Stay tuned for more updates in the next 10 months. I look forward to discovering the Gippsland region, challenge accepted!

Unicorns are real Ballarat artwork photographic print Aldona Kmiec wall artwork

Unicorns are real shortlisted to 2018 Art Prize

My “Unicorns are real” artwork has been shortlisted to 2018 Art Lovers Prize and exhibition at Left Bank Gallery, Southport, Queensland. It’s a great honour. Please help me win the Main Prize (6k) and win something for yourself too: vote for ‘Unicorns are real’ & Win the Art Lovers Australia – Subscriber Voting Prize- all…

The view from the East Ballarat Photography Migration and Art Faces of migration Aldona Kmiec Ballarat London traveller pan exposure

The view from the East

East and West, or in between, these words succinctly describe me in one sentence. I was born in the communism era of late seventies Poland. It was tough. Growing up, I noticed that people around me have always desired change, yet often did not act on their instinct. Many simply didn’t have the means to…

Contemporary Art Awards Finalist In the process of healing aldona installation Ballarat Convent

Contemporary Art Awards Finalist

I’m very pleased to announce that my photographic and sculptural work from In the Process of Healing exhibition has been chosen for the final of Contemporary Art Awards in Australia. In the Process of Healing is an immersive installation of photography, sound and space. It tells a story of hope and survival of a local refugee family, exhibited…

Ballarat Civic Hall study Aldona Kmiec Artist front facade Aldona Kmiec Artist

Ballarat Civic Hall study

The neglected and controversial Ballarat Civic Hall site sits empty in January 2018 before it undergoes an $8 million refurbishment to return the building to its former glory. These are probably last photographs of this building intact. As a long term Ballarat resident, I find an immense joy in mapping out and photographing the city…

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