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NDIS campaign Portrait commission

Gordon Prior, disability advocate – Portrait commission for NDIS campaign for Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka What makes you, you? Should people care more about doing the right thing, or doing things right? Recently I was invited to contribute to an important project Grassroots Democracy: The Campaign for Disability Rights Exhibition for M.A.D.E Ballarat alongside…

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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…

Aldona Kmiec Finalist Bowness Photography Prize 2014

2014 Finalist Bowness Photography Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize Finalist 2014 $25 000 non-acquisitive first prize and $1 000 People’s Choice Award. PRESS RELEASE Woo hoo! Extremely proud to see my portraiture work about migrants shortlisted in this year MGA Bowness Photography Prize together with 47 other names. All finalists images, please click here. Here’s a great photo coverage from announcement night…

Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Finalist Head On Photography Festival 2014

Head On Portrait Finalist

Head On Finalists 2014, Portrait Category I’m so excited to announce that I am a Portrait FINALIST of Head On Photo Festival 2014! The Opening This Friday 16th of May – Paddington Town Hall. The Exhibition Paddington Reservoir Gardens Gallery 251-255 Oxford St Paddington from the 12 May – 8 June. The show sits alongside the work of National…

2013 CCP Salon Competition Melbourne Centre of Contemporary Photography Aldona Kmiec Photography Ballarat

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…

Mosaic Portraits by Artist Aldona Kmiec Under the Floorboards Multicultural Australian Faces Contemporary Portrait Photographers Aldona Kmiec Ballarat Melbourne Under the Floorboards Exhibition Art Gallery Ballarat

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…

We R You ABC Radio with Lily Partland | Aldona Kmiec participants

We R You ABC Radio Ballarat

ABC Ballarat Lily Partland interviewed participants of We R You faces Ballarat public art project. Great stories from great people – thank you again for your participation, energy and sharing your beautiful stories. The City of Ballarat’s arts and culture unit has been working with various community groups and services on an inclusive public art…

Public Art Ballarat Portrait Photography Aldona Kmiec faces project

We R You SportsBiz wall

Last Installation of We R You Faces – completed Ballarat: You are awesome! Public art Ballarat! Get down to Bakery Hill to see 29 metres of posters. Find your face and most importantly please keep the public art discussion going! Without your input, consistency and new ideas it won’t happen. Our biggest We R You Faces…

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Ready to launch:: MADE Ballarat

4 – 31 MAY – WE R YOU: OUR FACES, OUR COMMUNITY MADE BALLARAT :: DYNAMIC PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION … M.A.D.E is proud to feature ‘We R You’ for the month of May. Funded by the Victorian Department of Justice and supported by the City of Ballarat, ‘We R You’ is engaging people across our community…

Backspace Gallery Ballarat My Australia Invitation Aldona Kmiec Photography

My Australia

Photography Exhibition & Open Studio Aldona Kmiec is a Polish born public 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 sometimes straightforward and at other times atmospheric and abstract. Taken…

Ryu last two weeks in Australia

Best of 2012

Best Shots 2012 What a year… Met more people in one year than I could afford to print business cards for! 😉  But all happy. Everyone reflects on 2012, so why not – it’s a great chance to get all the archives together and clean up my desktop yay! Enjoy the story & I look…

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40 Under 40

The Courier edited out some important words, so I’m posting a full text here. NAME: Aldona Kmieć AGE: 35 OCCUPATION: Professional Photographer, Multicultural Ambassador City of Ballarat 2012-2014 WHAT ARE YOU HOPES FOR THE FUTURE OF BALLARAT: MORE OPEN I’d like to see Ballarat being liked more by its own people. For people who have…

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