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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…

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…

A welcome change Beyond 50 percent exhibition Aldona Kmiec Artist art against violence

Beyond 50 percent exhibition

Art against violence Beyond 50% exhibition is in response to the growing gender inequality in our global communities. Elizabeth Broderick (Gender Equality Commissioner 2012), noted that violence against women is the key critical issue that is creating a barrier to gaining gender equality, in our society. Feminist activism through art has played a key role…

PolArt Festival of Polish Visual Arts Aldona Kmiec

PolArt 2018 Brisbane

2018 PolArt Festival of Polish Visual Arts 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 visual arts. PolArt festival is held every three years in capital cities around Australia. PolArt is…

Art of Activism RAT Gallery Ballarista Ballarat exhibition Aldona Kmiec Rainforest logging

RAT Gallery – The Art of Activism photographic exhibition

  WHERE: Ballarista Cafe, 2a Lydiard St South, Ballarat VIC 3350 WHEN: Monday, 2 July to 2 August 2018 Thursday OPENING HOURS: 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday The Art of Activism is an epic one-day road-trip story to the Far East corner of Victoria to photograph a commissioned editorial for Gippslandia Magazine. Together with journalist Mim Cook, on…

Wimmera Nights Aldona Kmiec Artist photographic prints Australia Australian road trip Lake Hindmarsh

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…

Ballarat Art Walk Aldona Kmiec Lake Hindmarsh Dreaming Wimmera Nights Australian Landscape Victoria Australia

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…

Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Artist Sweet Savoury cafe photography My Australia My Journey

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 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…

Ballarat East Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-86

Ballarat Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-1886

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 My current site-specific photo-installation In the Process of Healing is on show at the former Sacred…

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…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  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 celebrating the strength…

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…

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…

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