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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…

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Who Made Ballarat Exhibition

Who Made Ballarat Heritage Weekend presents Who Made Ballarat, a joint exhibition featuring archival images from the ‘Have you seen Old Ballaarat Town’ Facebook Page images and contemporary portraits created by Aldona Kmiec in 2013 through the We R You paper paste-up project, an initiative of the City of Ballarat Arts & Culture and Victorian…

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Ballarat Backyard Tasters V

Last Backyard Tasters Ballarat Event March 21, 2014 Check out the gallery of last night photos at M.A.D.E and the launch of ContainART project. Images by Aldona Kmiec Photography, official photographer of the 2014 Ballarat Backyard Tasters events commissioned by Arts & Culture City of Ballarat. To order prints, please click here Related articles Ballarat Backyard Tasters III

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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…

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Next Gen Awards

Next Gen Fine Art Gallery Ballarat | 7 Feb 2014   Saturday, January 25, 2014 – Sunday, March 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00PM Timken, Mars and Selkirk Family galleries and the Lydiard Street windows Admission: Free Next Gen 2014 showcases the work of students who have just completed Year 12 VCE studies in Art,…

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CCP Leica Salon Winner 2013

The Centre for Contemporary Photography CCP Salon 2013 opened last night and my photo ‘iShadow, 2012’ was awarded Third Drawer Down Most Humorous Image prize. This is the first time I took part in CCP Salon. I’m really happy that a Ballarat photo won something this year!! Opening the exhibition, Minister of the Arts Heidi Victoria mentioned Ballarat Foto Biennale a…

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Under The Floorboards Art Auction

Uniting Care Ballarat Art Auction The Uniting Care Under The Floorboards exhibition of 12 artists artworks at the Fine Art Gallery Ballarat closes on Sunday 20th October. Don’t miss it. Auction of all artworks took place on 16th November 2013 at the Ballarat Lodge & Convention Centre.  Former ABC broadcaster Derek Guille was an MC and Sigrid…

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My Australia Exhibition: Ballarat Library

Diverse Cultures – Photography Exhibition 19 April-19 June :: Ballarat City Library Doveton St Nth . Aldona Kmiec is a Polish born artist, professional photographer and Multicultural Ambassador of Ballarat. “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…

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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…