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Unicorns are real Ballarat artwork photographic print Aldona Kmiec wall artwork

Unicorns are real shortlisted to 2018 Art Prize

My “Unicorns are real” artwork has been shortlisted to 2018 Art Lovers Prize and exhibition at Left Bank Gallery, Southport, Queensland. It’s a great honour. Please help me win the Main Prize (6k) and win something for yourself too: vote for ‘Unicorns are real’ & Win the Art Lovers Australia – Subscriber Voting Prize- all…

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

The view from the East

East and West, or in between, these words succinctly describe me in one sentence. I was born in the communism era of late seventies Poland. It was tough. Growing up, I noticed that people around me have always desired change, yet often did not act on their instinct. Many simply didn’t have the means to…

In the process of healing Ballarat family photography by Aldona Kmiec Artist installation Ballarat Convent Tamil Family Ballarat

Ballarat photography – Art Awards Finalist

Yay! Ballarat photography on show again! In the Process of Healing exhibition has been chosen for the Contemporary Art Awards as a finalist. In the Process of Healing is an immersive installation of photography, sound and space. Photographed in Ballarat’s old mining suburb of Black Hill, it tells a story of hope and survival of a local refugee…

Ballarat Civic Hall study Aldona Kmiec Artist front facade Aldona Kmiec Artist

Ballarat Civic Hall study

The neglected and controversial Ballarat Civic Hall site sits empty in January 2018 before it undergoes an $8 million refurbishment to return the building to its former glory. These are probably last photographs of this building intact. As a long term Ballarat resident, I find an immense joy in mapping out and photographing the city…

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  

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…

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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…

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