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Aldona Kmiec is a Polish-born Australian artist based in Ballarat and Melbourne.
‘a good photograph is one that makes you feel’
Aldona Kmieć is a Polish-born photographic artist. Drawing on her childhood spent on a dairy farm in communist era Poland, Aldona’s photography explores memory and identity. Working mainly in portrait, landscape and documentary photography, she often combines photographs with other elements such as sound, the written word and constructed physical objects, Aldona also creates site-specific installations and immersive art murals.
Working with clients who collect art is an exhilarating experience and also a great privilege. Art can reveal so much about a person, it has the power to transform a space into something deeply personal and completely unique. Blending technique and imagination, her knack for capturing the character and ambience of a place is what makes her artworks so unique and distinctive.
Aldona has exhibited extensively; her photography is held in public and private collections. She has been the recipient of a number of prizes, including Under the Floorboards studio residency award, Ballarat Art Foundation’s Eureka Prize Award and Centre for Contemporary Photography Leica CCP Salon prize. She’s a finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize, Head On Photo Festival, Maggie Diaz Photography Prize and more. Her story and artworks have been featured on The Design Files Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Australian Country Magazine and The Block Show 2019.
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State Library of Victoria, Ballarat Arts Foundation, Museum of Democracy at Eureka, and private collections.
2008 HND Diploma in Photography | London Metropolitan University
2018 Finalist | Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize
2018 Finalist | Art Lovers Australia Prize
2018 Finalist | Contemporary Art Awards
2017 Finalist | Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women
2017 Winner | Airbnb, Fear of Flying story
2016 Finalist | Eureka Art Prize
2015 Finalist | The Maggie Diaz Photography Prize
2014 Winner | Eureka Art Prize
2014 Finalist | William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, MGA Gallery Melbourne
2014 Finalist | Head On Photo Festival Sydney
2013 Winner CCP Leica Salon | Centre of Contemporary Photography Melbourne
2013 Winner Eureka Art Prize | Ballarat Arts Foundation
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