Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat Parkour

Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat

Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat Alfred Deakin Place in Ballarat usually features some great art exhibitions at the Backspace Gallery, break dancing, zine production, skateboard painting workshop. Backspace Gallery presents a public program of local exhibitions which showcase contemporary art, craft design and celebrate the arts in the region. < Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat

Biezen Childhood memories Aldona Kmiec Bio Polska

Childhood memories

Childhood memories in documentary photos. Is returning to see your childhood home possible and have you done it? Vast majority of people who make a trip to see a former home select a place they lived in during their primary school years (around 5 to 12 years old). In Poland, people generally don’t change homes as…

cherry blossom confetti

Gardens

6am coffee and a walk… Best wake up call. Ballarat gardens, full of lavender,  roses, cats and dogs, chit chats with neighbours, plant cuttings, fresh air and views of Mt Warrenheip and Golden Point.  I’m a keen gardener and learnt gardening from my parents and grandparents. My parents run a 160 acres farm in southern Poland in Bieżeń, near Czestochowa.…

Public Art Mural Ballarat Artist Pauline OShannessy Dowling

Public Art Mural completed

Public Art Ballarat A new exciting public art mural has just been completed at the Civic Hall / Library car park in Armstrong St. Ballarat youth who participated in the project worked all week alongside a professional Ballarat artist Pauline O’Shannessy-Dowling in creation of some 30 metres of this colourful & textured mural. The project…

Maori-English-Croatian :: Shiree Pilkinton

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas A friend of Shiree Pilkinton’s recently said “so you’re Maori-English-Croatian, you speak French and you live in Australia….how did that happen?” Not surprisingly, she is often asked this.  It does seem like an unusual mix, but as Shiree points out, there were a lot of Maori-Croatian intermarriages back…

Shanghai 2000, Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky (1955) born in Germany same year as my parents, went to Shanghai in 2000 and photographed Grand Hyatt Hotel in a beautiful architectural style.. He was 45. After finishing work for Hyatt, I went to Shanghai and photographed the same building in March 2008.  I was then 31. I wonder how will I capture…

Our Japanese family visits Ballarat

Cold rainy and wet day in Ballarat has greeted our family 1st time visitors from Kyoto.. The ‘Ballarat factor’ as our Melbourne friends would call it.  It doesn’t bother me, didn’t bother them either. Loved sharing the cross-cultural experiences and learn the knowledge of my favourite cuisine in the world from the professional Japanese chef,…

EMPTY SPACES Behind the scenes 2012 Public Art Mentor Project City of Ballarat_AK2012

Empty Spaces project

Empty Spaces Project – finished filming just an hour ago. Project is ALMOST FINISHED, some editing still to be done and the final date of the Town Hall Projection to be officially announced by CoB. 2012 Public Art Mentor Project is supported by City of Ballarat. Behind the scenes images: Brendan Connor & Aldona Kmiec  …