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Big Issue Ballarat

It doesn’t matter what you do. It’s important that you do something. www.thebigissue.org.au  The Big Issue magazine is a fortnightly, independent magazine that is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. Vendors buy a magazine for $3 and sell it for $6 keeping the profit.  They hold a licence and a photo identification. You…

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Nostalgic Poland

Nostalgic Poland Some time ago I have set up a Facebook page dedicated to a City of Ballarat Multicultural Ambassador Program. It has already attracted a great number of people interested in it and it’s mission is to promote world’s cultures and the Multicultural Program that City of Ballarat has been successfully running for over…

Ballarat Backyard Tasters event Aldona Kmiec Photography

Simply Fabulous! Ballarat Backyard Tasters event

Backyard Tasters Events All came together at last night’s first of 2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters events. There was African drumming from Kofi Kunkpe and the African Diaspora (photo below), soul singing from ever popular and warm hearted singer and songwriter Geoffrey Williams,  Victoria’s leading gospel choir Sweet Mona’s Choir, fantastic strong notes from emerging artists Candi & Ben…

Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshops

How to take the first step Emerge Cultural Leadership Workshops Ballarat June 28 & 29th 2013 Workshop topics Introduction to Your Local Council Get to know the various branches of your local council and the support available for you to run your own community event! Funding Info Session Meet representatives from various funding bodies that…

Barriers to acceptance the diverse cultures in Australia

Barriers to acceptance

Barriers to acceptance If you were forced to leave your homeland suddenly, what five things would you take with you? On Sunday June 23rd I was part of the unique event with 150 audience – The Five Things Project organised by CMY Centre for Multicultural Youth held at the M.A.D.E Museum in Ballarat. For two…

We R You paste up project Weeremar Park Wendouree West

Toilet paper anyone?

Ballarat Art in public places Gooey sticky hands!!… Just finished the posters at Weeremar Park Wendouree West & Victory Park Sebastopol And, don’t forget – it’s tomorrow! Bridge Mall photo shoot will be happening this Saturday. Great Opportunity to have your portrait featured in the We R You project! Open to public. Saturday April 27th 10am – 2pm Join us…

Ballarat Multicultural Portrait Photographer_Aldona Kmiec

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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We R You and Harmony Fest Ballarat

All of us… …was the theme for the 3rd Harmony Fest Ballarat held yesterday in Camp Street. Organised by the City of Ballarat Harmony Fest event featured a great synergy of music, dance, food and diversity of cultures bringing  5000 visitors for five hours of events. Food included Thai, Africa, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Italian, French…

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We R You – how we learn

We R You  – on location photography workshops Ballarat   You might have already seen our first public building transformed into an outdoor exhibition space. The makeover of the Blockbuster video building corner Mair/Camp street is now out for public to see (and judge). The public reaction have met our expectations  – there were generally very positive and uplifting comments like: ‘I…

Ballarat Share Africa Aldona Kmiec photography

Nyanchar Deng, Share Africa

Commissioned work for Central Highland Arts Atlas New world new opportunities… When I first moved to Ballarat in late 2010, I didn’t feel ‘at home’ straightaway. No friends, no family, no ties with the land and the culture. Australia has just become my second home country and, after leaving Europe I found the new land promising…

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40 Under 40

The Courier edited out some important words, so I’m posting a full text here. NAME: Aldona Kmieć AGE: 35 OCCUPATION: Professional Photographer, Multicultural Ambassador City of Ballarat 2012-2014 WHAT ARE YOU HOPES FOR THE FUTURE OF BALLARAT: MORE OPEN I’d like to see Ballarat being liked more by its own people. For people who have…

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