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Aldona Kmiec

In my art, photography and community work I aim to question our cultural and social prejudices and 'the otherness of the other'. Acceptance is the key to thriving societies.

Aldona Kmiec


About Me

Aldona Kmiec [pronounced Kmyehch] is a Polish-born Australian artist living and working between Ballarat and East Gippsland. Experiencing with immersive photography and installation art, her practice aims to prompt questions about the cultural and social prejudices and the perceived ‘otherness of the other’.

Multicultural Ambassador of Ballarat (2012-2014), facilitator of Ballarat Faces series of large scale photographic murals and recent photo-sound installation at the former Ballarat Convent In the Process of Healing told the story of one refugee family and struggle of survivors of sexual abuse.

Aldona is currently undertaking a Gippsland Community Leadership Program and is a recipient of AGL Loy Yang Diversity Scholarship. Read her full bio on her website


Education & Professional Development
2018 Gippsland Community Leadership Program (current)
2014 Ballarat Leadership Program LBWR
2012-14 Multicultural Ambassador of City of Ballarat
2011 NEIS Cert IV in Small Business Management, Australia
2006-08 HND in Photography, London Metropolitan University UK
1996-98 Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality, TAFE Poland

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