Under the Floorboards Mosaic Portrait Artwork by Ballarat Artist and Photographer Aldona Kmiec

Under the Floorboards – final

Under the Floorboards UnitingCare Ballarat completed a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with 12 artists in residence during 2012-2013. Under the Floorboards was a collaborative project where renowned Western District artists created works based on their experiences at one of the diverse programs provided by UnitingCare Ballarat. UnitingCare Ballarat has a unique connection with…

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We Are To Inspire Poem

Dr George Halasz is a Psychiatrist, Author & Speaker. Dr Halasz has lectured in Australia and overseas at conferences, conducted workshops and participated on a range of panels. In 2005 he co-ordinated a group of psychology Facilitators on the Adult March of the Living 2005 to the concentration camps of Poland. He has visited the Ballarat exhibition and wrote…

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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…

Under the Floorboards Mirror Alive Sculpture by Cath Johnston

Under the Floorboards Exhibition Opening

Under the Floorboards exhibition opening Oct 2nd, 2013 Artist Catalogue http://www.unitingcareballarat.com.au/events-2/under-the-floorboards     __________________________________________________________ Under the Floorboards UnitingCare Ballarat begins a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with the first of 12 artist residences commencing on Monday 30th July. Under the Floorboards is a collaborative project in which renowned Western District artists will create works based…

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Under the Floorboards

So I’m working with hundreds of  images. It can be very overwhelming at times, especially if the images are too big and crash the software. For each of four b&w portraits I will have approx between 400-900 small images, that will create a foreground for this layered mosaic. Each image has to be checked for…

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Walking out of suicide’s shadow

I have just came back from the Lake Wendouree 5.30am walk organised by The Ballarat Suicide Prevention Network. Each day six Australians are lost to suicide, so the second annual Out of the Shadows Walk was set to increase awareness. Most of us would at some point in our lives be affected by suicide, either…

Everyone’s Journey is Different…

Audio and interview by Dominic Brine from ABC Ballarat online: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2012/09/05/3583700.htm With the diverse programs and unique connection with so many parts of our local community, UnitingCare Ballarat sees the world through different eyes. Through their art project Under the Floorboards, 12 artists will gain insight into UnitingCare Ballarat’s operations and gain understanding of the…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Four II

WEEK FOUR part II Yes, it is hectic.. I’ve spent all day yesterday 9-5pm in a car with Oskar. Oskar is a Uniting Care volunteer  at the Community Transport Services. He has worked as a volunteer driver for 6 years and he loves driving a car. Every Wednesday he starts at around 8am depending on a number of…

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Under the Floorboards. Week Four I

Week Four of my Artist Residency at Sunways Retiring Homes I know I’ve skipped the third week when I was visiting LifeLine but I will come back to it. There is a lot of work with the images..  Here are a few lovely shots from Tuesday afternoon, when I joined social activities for elderly people at…

Under the Floorboards. Week Two II

SECOND WEEK PART II I’m shooting hundreds of images weekly at the moment, which is nothing new. The trouble is to stay on top of it. Most of them to go on the background of the mosaic portrait. The weather has not been great at all to start with, but I was lucky enough to be…

Under the Floorboards. Week Two I

SECOND WEEK PART I Cold and rainy outside.. But come inside the Uniting Care Church Op-Shop and Bookshop on Dana Street called The Light Lounge and it’s a completely different feeling… I have heard it is the best op shop/bookshop in Ballarat – it probably is! Good tunes, someone playing a piano, someone homeless relaxes…

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