Ballarat, East Gippsland
Born in Poland, Aldona migrated to London at 27 and pursued Photography studies at London Metropolitan University. She migrated to Australia in 2009.
The goal of her art is to explore and discuss cultural attitudes and transform stereotypes based on fear, lack of knowledge and prejudice.
Art works for sale: 16
About Aldona Kmiec
"Living near nomadic life over the last 20 years, photography has become my constant companion documenting the lives of others around me. Bridging the two cultures, I find the Australian landscape and identity in strong juxtaposition to my Polish upbringing. The visual language I use in my photographic work aims to bring more understanding and social dialog about the perceived 'otherness of the other' and challenge the mentality that those who are different from us are problematic."
Winner of Eureka Art Prizes, Finalist of The Maggie Diaz Photography Prize
and Bowness Photography Prize Aldona has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in and out of Australia.
With passion for regional living, she has built a strong community profile in Ballarat. Her work features on The Design Files, Better Homes & Gardens TV and Australian Country Magazine.