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In the Process of Healing Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Gippsland

In the Process of Healing – post exhibition reflections

I’m home after a successful In the Process of Healing photo-installation in Ballarat Welcome Centre, part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale festival. Sense of accomplishment and pride. Time to clean the cameras, back up files and go fishing. I wish! I’m happy, fulfilled, grateful and exhausted. Realisation of a worthy cause that has helped me and…

Lovely Homes Ballarat tree change story Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Artist

Ballarat Tree Change story

Last week I had a visitor – a local Instagrammer and garden loving writer and publisher of Lovely Homes Ballarat. Wallis has written a great Ballarat tree change story about me and my humble Ballarat home. I’m super proud to share it with you. Read the article on Lovely Homes Ballarat website and follow her Instagram here.

ultra moon art Eagle Point foreshore at night photography

Ultra Moon

Ultra moon has stopped me on the way home last night, it was late and the moon was high. It was kind of extreme and excessive immense and exceptional usual yet extraordinary  remarkably bright  uncommonly beautiful  ultra ‘beyond’ everything I’ve ever known  

Ballarat artist musician portrait Aldona Kmiec Heather Marsh Breckin musician portrait artist Ballarat

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…

Eagle Point jetty print East Gippsland landscapes East Gippsland artists

East Gippsland landscapes

East Gippsland Images is a brainchild of East Gippsland and Ballarat artist Aldona Kmiec and showcase the beauty of the East Gippsland region through art and small business photography projects. If you have a regional project you’d like filmed or photographed, get in touch now or call directly on +61 433 162 791  

Ballarat Soldiers Hill Artist Collective SHAC exhibition

Our Place – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective Exhibition

Our Place – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective Exhibition Backspace Gallery Ballarat, Huyghue House, Alfred Deakin Place (part of Art Gallery of Ballarat) Official opening Saturday 23rd of September 2pm ‘Just as SHAC clearly identified with the Soldiers Hill neighbourhood so, too, does the work presented in ‘Our Place’ exhibition. Taking the theme of community, history…

Ballarat East Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-86

Ballarat Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-1886

We showcase the beauty of regional Victoria through art and commercial photography projects. If you have a regional or metro project you’d like filmed or photographed, get in touch now or call Aldona directly on +61 433 162 791 My current site-specific photo-installation In the Process of Healing is on show at the former Sacred…

Aldona Kmiec Fear of flying airbnb host story Ballarat

Featured on Airbnb: Fear of Flying story

Airbnb Based On A True Review For all who love sharing your homes to strangers…Wow, it is worth facing your fears! Few months ago I took part in an international writing contest by an online hospitality service Airbnb and wrote a short story about my first ever hosting experience on Airbnb. My very first guest was…

Ballarat artist Photographer Aldona Kmiec's exhibition reflects on trauma and healing

Healing with photos

Ballarat artist Aldona Kmiec’s exhibition reflects on trauma and healing  Photographer Aldona Kmiec’s exhibition reflects on trauma and healing Michelle Smith 9 Aug 2017, 5:30 p.m. Healing after trauma and distress is a long and often arduous path but life can begin anew and photographer Aldona Kmiec has created a striking exhibition celebrating the strength…

Aldona Kmiec prints on fabric In the process of healing Aldona Kmiec Foto Biennale Ballarat Convent

In the Process of Healing exhibition

In The Process of Healing is a site-specific immersive installation of photography, sound and space which attempts to remove the stigma around trauma and normalise conversations that are difficult. ‘In the Process of Healing’ tells a story of hope and survival. Responding to the stories of institutional abuse and high rates of suicide, I have…

Fujifim XT1 Frytka OFF Festival Czestochowa Lisiniec Polska Kultura Alternatywna

Fujifim XT1

Frytka Off Festival Fujifilm XT1 is a pretty awesome and portable camera for low light event photos. The electronic viewfinder (EVF) is simply amazing and easily focuses in almost complete darkness. Here I used the 23mm f1.4 to take some atmospheric photos when Kult and Kazik Staszewski were live on stage in Czestochowa, Poland. http://frytkaoff.czestochowa.pl. Low…

Iconic Australian backyards prints Hills Hoist print Great Australian Backyard Hills Hoist

The Great Australian backyard

Australian backyard, an iconic feature of the Australian suburb is changing fast. A large backyard is no more, it has largely disappeared from new Australian suburbs substituted by much smaller outdoor spaces. Whatever the size of lot, the dwelling now covers most of its area. The current urban planning does little to prevent it. Land developers…

Soldiers Hill Art Walk Aldona Kmiec Soldiers Hill Artist

Soldiers Hill Art Walk Ballarat

Love Ballarat Autumn? Join Ballarat artists from SHAC – Soldiers Hill Artist Collective at their art studios open to public on all May weekends. Soldiers Hill Art Walk around Ballarat’s oldest suburb Soldiers Hill. Soldiers Hill Artist Collective presents a self guided tour through the historic streets of Soldiers Hill. Over 20 Artists exhibit in venues…

Cafe in Soler Photo Wall Mural Ballarat Victorian House Aldona Kmiec Artist

Wall Mural

As seen on The Design Files and Better Homes & Gardens Imagine. You take a holiday snap photo on your first camera you could ever afford that ends up on your wall ten years later! That’s more or less the story behind my ‘Cafe in Soler‘ (more info here) image, now a wall mural. The photo was…

Ballarat Photography Tours with Photographer Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Think big you have nothing to loose Dr Blake Mysteries Bar Lydiard Street Aldona Kmiec Photography

Ballarat Art Space

My 1st year in Ballarat… WTF London grey, I love it, feel at home My 2nd year in Ballarat… WTF- where are the art spaces in this city? My 3rd year in Ballarat … WTF ok be patient now My 4th year in Ballarat… WTF ok we have paste-ups and we have small shop on Sturt…

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