Aldona Kmiec
Photographic Artist
I'm a Polish-born Australian photographic artist based in Melbourne. Growing up on a farm in Poland, I've developed a deep connection to the land and the stories it holds. This connection has profoundly influenced my art practice dedicated to photography, installation, and mixed media. My twilight landscapes from the Wimmera series, portray the stark dryness of Lake Hindmarsh, devoid of human presence yet resonate deeply with an unspoken emotional bond to the land. My most recent work Veil explores long-exposure photography through laboriously repeated bodily movements, layered with vibrant compositions of colour.

I've been fortunate to be included in some acclaimed photography awards throughout the years. These include the Linden Postcard Show - The Fitzroy St Traders Play Award (2024), Public Choice Award Eureka Prize Ballarat Arts Foundation (2023, 2014, 2013), finalist of multiple Head On Festival Awards; finalist Mullins Conceptual Photography Prize (2024), CLIP Landscape Award (2024), Bowness Photography Prize (2014), Bluethumb Art Prize (2021), shortlisted to The Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize (2024) in London.

I exhibits regularly throughout Australia. My work has also been featured on The Block Show (2019), The Design Files magazine (2015) and Better Homes & Gardens TV (2015) featuring a street art project We R You in Ballarat.

I'm currently based in Heidelberg, and have been living in Ballarat since 2010. I'd be delighted to meet you!

Instagram: @aldonakmiec
Aldona Kmiec
Painting, Photography, Public Art
Workshops/demonstrations/master-classes/presentations, Social media services, Residency – community, in school, Public art projects, Professional development training, Project management, Exhibitions, Commercial commissions, Curating, Audio or video recording, Art instructions/lessons, Arts for social change/creative activism
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Adults, Businesses, Families, General public, Men, People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, People living with disabilities, School children, Seniors, Women, Young people
N.A.V.A, Ballarat Foto Biennale, CCP, MAPh, SHAC Collective Ballarat
Please visit my website for details
London Metropolitan University, Advanced Diploma in Photography