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…It’s worth facing your fears! Few months ago I took part in an international competition by an online hospitality service Airbnb and wrote a short story about my first ever hosting experience with international pilot Lim Beng Seong. Little did I know… Airbnb…

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, growing rates of suicide, I have worked…

Ballarat Art Walk Aldona Kmiec Soldiers Hill Artist

Soldiers Hill Art Walk

Love Autumn? Come for an Art Walk around Ballarat’s oldest suburb Soldiers Hill. Part of 2nd Soldiers Hill Artist Collective Art Walk event, part of the Ballarat and National Heritage Month. Meet the Artist, Aldona Kmiec at Venue #1, 10-4pm (Saturday 20th May) and explore Photographic Art of Ian Kemp and Aldona Kmiec, plus visit 9…

SHAC Ballarat Picture This Exhibition

Picture This! Exhibition

Picture This! is an exciting Art Exhibition by SHAC – Soldiers Hill Arts Collective opening on November 12th 6pm at Fairbanks Gallery in Ballarat. My photographic landscape print on canvas titled ‘Fields’ taken at a location just outside of Clunes during Jessica Andersen’s photoshoot is probably one of the biggest artworks in the show measuring 130cm lengthwise.…

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