Erika Diettes Installation
Erika Diettes's Exhibition
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Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Dates: 22 Aug 2015 - 20 Sep 2015

Address: Multiple venues throughout Ballarat, 12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350

Phone: 03 5331 4833  |  Mobile: 0437 853 129  


The Ballarat International Foto Biennale grew out of two similar events as the Daylesford Foto Biennale in 2005 and 2007, moving to Ballarat in 2009, and will again present a huge program of photographic events over multiple venues throughout Ballarat and surrounds at the 2015 festival.

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015 will present a curated program of around 25 of the best photography shows from across Australia and around the world in a Core Exhibition Program designed to inspire, enthrall and challenge the audience along with a curated projections program for audio visuals and a raft of invited special events. The vibrant and eclectic open entry Fringe Exhibition Program comprising around 100 shows at venues all over Ballarat will round out a program in excess of 200 separate events over the festival month.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Mining Exchange, Post Office Gallery, Trades Hall, Gallery B1, the Mechanics Institute and St Patricks Ballarat International Foto Biennale '13 Core Program exhibitions. And with all the key venues situated within five minutes walk of each other, navigation around the major shows is a breeze. All of the key venues are open daily throughout the festival, and admission is free.

The Ballarat International Foto Bienale'15 Exhibition Programs will be backed up by a fantastic educational offering of artist floor talks, seminars, lectures, portfolio reviews and workshops, affording the opportunity for all lovers of photography to gain insights into the mysteries of photography.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2015 runs from the 22 August to 20 September 2015.

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Cancellation and booking policy

Event registration Policy: No refunds once official program goes to press. If your venue closes before the festival we will make every endeavour to find a replacement space for your show. Portfolio Reviews: cancellations after the close of registrations will only be refunded if a replacement can be found for your spot, and then an administration fee of $50 will apply. Workshops:cancellations after the close of registrations will only be refunded if a replacement can be found for your spot, and then an administration fee of $50 will apply.

Local directions

Ballarat is an easy 75 minutes drive up the Western Freeway from Melbourne and central to both Geelong and Bendigo, or take the V-Line train and spend they day exploring some great photography in some wonderful heritage spaces.


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