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PolArt 2018

PolArt – 14th Festival of Polish Visual and Performing Arts in Australia 27th Dec  2018 – 6th Jan  2019 For 40 years PolArt festivals have been celebrating and showcasing Polish culture and heritage through dance, music, theatre, film and the visual arts. Held every three years in capital cities around Australia, PolArt is the pre-eminent…

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RAT Gallery presents – Mercure Hotel Ballarat exhibition

RAT Gallery presents… Mixed Blessings – The Great Art Scare exhibition WHERE: Mercure Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat WHEN: Thursday, 7 June to Sunday, 8 July 2018 OPENING NIGHT: from 6pm on Thursday, 7 June 2018 The Ballarat Courier: https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5445804/new-gallery-of-mixed-blessings-for-artists Mixed Blessings is an exciting exhibition of work by 12 artists from Ballarat and district, convened…

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Ballarat Art Walk exhibition

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…

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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…

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…

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Featured on Airbnb: Fear of Flying story

Airbnb Based On A True Review For all who love sharing your homes to strangers…Wow, it is worth facing your fears! Few months ago I took part in an international writing contest by an online hospitality service Airbnb and wrote a short story about my first ever hosting experience on Airbnb. My very first guest was…

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…

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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…

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