St Kilda’s Oslo Hotel has had a major makeover on this season’s The Block, and the infamous rebel couple Jesse and Mel have selected a large Unicorn artwork to feature in their renovation. The artwork – made by Polish-born Australian artist Aldona Kmiec, who now lives and works in Melbourne and Ballarat – is part of a collection of limited edition prints, available for purchase from Art Lovers Gallery.
From a series called ‘Dreamscapes’, Unicorns Are Real captures the free-spirited personality of one of the artist’s close friends. Having grown up surrounded by conflict and hardship, Kmiec says that her creativity and imagination saved her from being paralysed by grief.
Aldona Kmiec has exhibited her work throughout Australia, Poland and the UK. While thrilled to have one of her art photographs featured on TV, Kmiec hopes to inspire viewers’ curiosity in the power of photography as a medium for self-expression.
‘Unicorns Are Real’ artwork featured on The Block and other limited edition prints of Aldona’s photographs are available for purchase from Art Lovers Gallery here.