Magdalena Kazmierczak is an emerging artist, born in Poland, graduated from Warsaw University of Life and Sciences, with a master’s degree in landscape architecture, where she also studied painting and sculpture. In her home country she ran a successful business designing gardens, home interiors and furnishings. Since arriving in Australia (2012), as well as caring for her young family, her love of art has become very important. Becoming a member of Soldiers Hill Artist Collective (SHAC) in 2016 and SHEILAS in 2017 has helped her fulfil her artistic career, and from 2017 to 2019 Magdalena was Treasurer of SHAC. ‘My works are influenced by world around me: landscapes, memories of my home country Poland, scenes from life, my kids, by simple things which we sometimes overlook. Recently I’ve found big interest in Polish folklore art. Through my art I would like to show my appreciation to things I care about most’. In 2018 Magda became an Intercultural Ambassador for the City of Ballarat. As an Ambassador, Magda would like to bring the Polish community in Ballarat back together and to promote her rich Polish culture. In 2019 she completed her Horticulture course and has recently started her own business MK Gardens, dedicated to garden design, construction and maintenance. Magda’s latest community project in 2020 has been curating the Colours of World Culture exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. This group exhibition showcased Ballarat’s cultural diversity by bringing together artworks and artefacts by local artists and participants in the Intercultural Ambassador program.