2019 Ballarat International Foto Festival

The Melbourne Walk and Shoot Group
The Melbourne Walk and Shoot Group
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Ballarat International Foto Biennale

12 Lydiard St N · Ballarat Central

How to find us

Meet at Kittelty Cafe in the foyer of the Art Gallery at 10am - 40 Lydiard St

Location image of event venue

What we'll do

Save the date. We're off to Ballarat for the 2019 Foto Biennale.
This is sure to be a fabulous day out going by the jam-packed program of photography exhibitions scheduled. Check out the link below


The main event on the day will be a visit to the Liu Bolin Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Entry (with group discount) is $15. Let's meet in the Art Gallery coffee shop at 10.00 and then we can arrange payment for the 10.30 session. Below is more information on this exhibition


The Ballarat International Foto Biennale was founded in 2005 and attracts significant International and Australian photographers as one of Australia’s pre-eminent photographic festivals.

It is a not-for-profit event that immerses the historic town of Ballarat in photographic art.

For over 14 years, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has enriched the cultural landscape of regional Victoria and become the most significant, prestigious photographic arts festival in Australia. Held every two years it showcases work from domestic and international artists that is new, previously unseen in Australia or contextualised afresh; and the Open Program fosters the development of new artists. Alongside there are public programs and education programs comprising talks, workshops and prizes which round out a rich and diverse cultural event that attracts more than 26,000 people, delivering significant economic and cultural impact.

The Foto Biennale is guided by the principle that it not only serves the community but also plays a vital role in cultivating it.

This is Australia’s leading photographic festival. This has been achieved by consistently finding new ways to engage audiences with photography, responding to the audience’s needs, their changing vision of art and culture, and the role it plays in shaping Ballarat. Through photography, the Biennale helps see the world reflected back in unexpected ways through the eyes of others


10.00 – 11.30 ART GALLERY OF BALLARAT – 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
Meet in Kittelty Cafe in the foyer of the Art Gallery
• Liu Bolan / Camouflage - $15 entry
• Jane Burton / The Sunken Garden - Free entry
• Noémie Goudal / Telluris - Free entry
• Eugenia Lim / Yellow Peril - Free entry

11.30 – 12.30 THE MINING EXCHANGE – 12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
• Fiona Foley / Who are these strangers and where are they going? - Free entry
• Central Highlands Water / Waterworks - Free entry

12.30 – 2.00 LUNCH “GEORGE HOTEL”– 27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
## Please let us know via comments if you want to join us for lunch

2.00 – 3.00 NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY – 4 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
• Capital - Free entry
• Laia Abril / A History of Misogyny, Chapter One: On Abortion - Free entry
• Robbie Rowlands / Incremental Loss - Free entry
• Mathieu Asselin / Stock Market - Free entry

3.00 – 3.30 POST OFFICE GALLERY – Corner Sturt & Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
• Adi Nes / Soldiers - Free entry

3.30 – 4.30 BALLARAT TOWN HALL – 225 Sturt Street, Ballarat
• Martin Kantor Portrait Prize - Free entry

4.30 – 4.45 Drive to Lake Wendouree

4.45 – 5.30 RACERS BAR & CAFE - 2 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree
• Coffee & snack

• Meet out the front of the Boatshed Restaurant, 27A Lake Wendouree Foreshore, Lake Wendouree