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Heather Marsh music – Breckin

Musician portrait Late in October me and Heather Marsh, Ballan based multimedia artist ventured out to this dilapidated Ballarat house to create series for Heather’s band Breckin first album called ‘Shiner’. If walls could speak! “I love the beauty of shining things becoming fragile and gradually being consumed by nature. It reminds me that this is…

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Ballarat Murals

Back in 2013 artist Aldona Kmiec, Polish-born Ballarat Photographer and resident facilitated City of Ballarat We R You Ballarat Murals project – massive digital photo portraits of everyday Ballarat residents being pasted up in the graffiti hotspots across Ballarat. The City of Ballarat’s Arts and Culture unit has been working with various community groups and services on…

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Jessica Andersen Artist photoshoot near Clunes

Photographer’s Assistant: Louisa Lobigs Props: Magda Kazmierczak Shooting conditions: Tue 16th Feb 2016 after 6.30pm 12C, windy I met painter Jessica Andersen through the newly formed local artists group SHAC – Soldiers Hill Arts Collective. The group was formed quite accidentally during regular dog walks around Ballarat’s oldest suburb Soldiers Hill where we all reside. Jessica took part…

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Graeme Innes AM portrait

 “We are not victims or heroes, but agents of our own destiny”  Graeme Innes This morning I had a great honour to take a portrait photograph of one of Australia’s well known lawyers and disability and human rights campaigners, Graeme Innes AM. Graeme is a chair of Attitude Foundation and his organisation is about changing attitudes towards people with disabilities.…

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Shermaine Heng: Breathe, Woman!

Artist-in-Residence, Shermaine Heng has worked with women from diverse cultural backgrounds in Ballarat throughout February and March 2015. Together they developed a 40 minute contemporary dance piece that reflects their unique stories and experiences. Women of all ages and backgrounds have contributed to the piece in many creative ways, through individual choreography, interviews and much…

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Pregnancy photo shoot

Conceptual portrait: pregnancy Last week I had a super special assignment: pregnancy photo shoot for a friend. Using battery powered strobe kit Elinchrom Ranger Quadra Head A+B Pro Set and my good old Canon 5DII, we worked to create highly atmospheric pregnancy portrait. The location was actually my home studio in Soldiers Hill, a few days before…

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Open Photography Studio week I

Open Photography Studio Backspace Gallery Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat. Exhibition runs until April 14th “My Australia is one outcome of Aldona Kmiec’s ongoing inquiry into the nature and meaning of ‘multiculturalism’ in contemporary Australian society. Working with local culturally diverse communities, Aldona creates images that are sometimes straightforward and at other times atmospheric and…

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Multicultural faces

‘My Australia, My Journey’ photography project exhibition Opening Night Backspace Gallery Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat. Exhibition runs until April 14th, open Thu-Sun 12-4pm “My Australia is one outcome of Aldona Kmiec’s ongoing inquiry into the nature and meaning of ‘multiculturalism’ in contemporary Australian society. Working with local culturally diverse communities, Aldona creates images that…

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