Ballarat Photographer, Aldona Kmiec is a Polish-Australian multimedia artist. Inspired by her childhood spent on a dairy farm in communist-era Poland, her photography and installation art explores memory and identity. She lives and works between Ballarat, Melbourne & Gippsland.
‘I think of my photographs as pages of an unfinished book that is yet to find its title: they appear, stack up, populate my personal space quickly and often reveal themselves in dreams. They are living organisms – they communicate and connect with other photographs and take on their own path. It’s almost as if I’m not there to facilitate it at all. My photographs are both abstract inventions as well as documentary conveying or question our choices, beliefs and convictions through language, knowledge and behaviour.’
Her artworks have been featured on The Design Files, The Block 2019, B H & G and Australian Country Magazine. She is a finalist of Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women, Bowness Photography Prize, Winner and Finalist of Eureka Art Awards, Head On Photo Festival amongst others.