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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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BOAA Art Camp

BOAA Art camp + installation at the Mining Exchange. Come and take part in the conversation, listen to the audio and write on the photo mural. Thank you to BOAA for accommodating me.

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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…

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Ballarat Tree Change story

Last week I had a visitor – a local Instagrammer and a garden loving writer and publisher of Lovely Homes Ballarat. Wallis has written a great Ballarat tree change story about our humble Ballarat home and I’m super proud to share it with you. Click the image to take you to the article on Lovely Homes Ballarat website…

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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…

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Artist in Residence – Australian Country Magazine

I love promoting Ballarat’s lifestyle! This time, the Australian Country Magazine has chosen me as an Artist in Residence in their current October/November 2015 issue. I loved chatting to journalist Sue Peacock about the history of my old cottage and how it has transformed over the years alongside with my career tree change in much loved regional Ballarat.    …

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Ballarat on Better Homes and Gardens!

Photo wall mural Stoked to be featured by Channel 7 Better Homes and Gardens! In August 2015 Presenter Tara Dennis joined me during the program, touring Ballarat and showcasing all it has to offer in terms of arts and culture. https://au.be.yahoo.com/tara-meets-an-artist-who-is-a-cultural-campaigner-29626662.html

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Kryal Castle Photoshoot

One more ambitious photoshoot behind me! I wanted to Thank a great team at the Kryal Castle for letting me use their premises today. Thank you to my fellow artist and friend Nathan Curnow for his great spirit despite wearing a 20kg heavy armour for three hours and to Serena Eldridge for a coffee when we needed…

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NDIS campaign Portrait commission

Gordon Prior, disability advocate – Portrait commission for NDIS campaign for Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka What makes you, you? Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right? Recently I was invited to contribute to an important project Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights Exhibition for M.A.D.E Ballarat alongside…

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BAF Eureka Art Award

Eureka Art Award Winner I am very pleased to announce that I have just won the Ballarat Arts Foundation 2016 Eureka Art Prize for the artwork called “Balancing Act’. It features my (then pregnant) Polish friend Magda Kazmierczak. This year the judges were Melissa Griffin (BAF), Gordon Williamson (BAF) and Mark Guirguis (Ballarat surgeon, founder of GNAP…

Aldona Kmiec Finalist Bowness Photography Prize 2014

2014 Finalist Bowness Photography Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize Finalist 2014 $25 000 non-acquisitive first prize and $1 000 People’s Choice Award. PRESS RELEASE Woo hoo! Extremely proud to see my portraiture work about migrants shortlisted in this year MGA Bowness Photography Prize together with 47 other names. All finalists images, please click here. Here’s a great photo coverage from announcement night…

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Head On Portrait Finalist

Head On Finalists 2014, Portrait Category I’m so excited to announce that I am a Portrait FINALIST of Head On Photo Festival 2014! The Opening This Friday 16th of May – Paddington Town Hall. The Exhibition Paddington Reservoir Gardens Gallery 251-255 Oxford St Paddington from the 12 May – 8 June. The show sits alongside the work of National…

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