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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…

In the process of healing Exhibition wrap up timelapse

In the Process of Healing Exhibition Wrap up Timelapse

Exhibition Wrap up Timelapse ❤️ Well, the installation has now ended. We took it all off just under an hour on Sunday 17th Sept. We would like to generously thank our supporters: • Ballarat International Foto Biennale team • Neil Para and his family • Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council especially Ann Foley and Fiona Marshall for…

Ballarat East Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-86

Ballarat Sacred Heart Convent circa 1884-1886

My current Photo-Installation In the Process of Healing is at the former Sacred Heart Convent in Ballarat East, now a Ballarat Welcome Centre managed by Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council. Below is an old circa 1884-1886 photo of the convent building and link to more information on the congregation. On January 10, 1881, five Sisters of Mercy came…

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 (click to read) 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…

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 photo on your first ever camera you could afford that ends up on your wall ten years later! That’s the story behind my ‘Cafe in Soler’ wall mural. The photo was taken during holidays in Majorca in 2005. Walking past this unassuming cafe…

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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…

Flying Object Lakes Entrance beach

Flying Object

Flying object Every Wednesday I’m at the Lakes Entrance beach. I never know what I will find. Analytical brain questions everything: why, what does it mean, what is the message/concept behind it, what do I do with it now, why did it land that way, it looks like a face etc etc… It is a…

The view from the East Ballarat Photography Migration and Art Faces of migration Aldona Kmiec Ballarat London traveller pan exposure

Migration Art

Migration has many faces. Chosen by you or inflicted upon you by a set of circumstances. What drives your desire to migrate permanently or temporarily, how do you let go of negative feelings and how do you adapt to your new environment without loosing your identity in the process? These questions have been on my mind for…

Aldona Kmiec Dreamscapes Exposure tab Google Chrome browser Dreamscapes Ballarat Poet Nathan Curnow

Be Brave

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