#BIFB17 BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE
The world’s leading photographers and photomedia artists in a major international photographic event.
2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, 19 August — 17 September.
The centrepiece of the 2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale is a premiere exhibition by David LaChapelle, one of the most important photographers of our time. This is the first time David LaChapelle will exhibit in Australia!
From 11am this Saturday until 11am Sunday join us on our streets photographing the beautiful town of Ballarat - get snapping!
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is proud to present Tell, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous photography, unbound by convention. 17 artists curated by Jessica Clark.
MARTIN KANTOR PORTRAIT PRIZE
Join us as we exhibit the finalists and the $15,000 winner of the inaugural Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Prize.
Created by our Director Fiona Sweet, a selection of artists’ self-portraits have been brought together to highlight the custom of representing oneself in art.
REVERIE REVELRY: FASHION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY
Fashion photography embraces our imagination and sits as the looking glass through which we wander into daydreams, pushing societal boundaries and experimenting with identity, medium and form. Curated by Michelle Mountain.
Curated by Aaron Bradbrook, Rearranging Boundaries brings together leading documentary photographers and visual activists from some of the most reported and scrutinised upon regions of the globe to showcase and counteract underreported and often misrepresented depictions of their homelands.
ICH WERDE DEUTSCH
Artist in Residence, Maziar Moradi’s powerful exhibition Ich Werde Deutsch (I become German) is a collection of images that explores the powerful and personal experiences of young people who were forced to leave their countries and start anew as immigrants in Germany.
A FIELD GUIDE TO THE STARS
A Field Guide to the Stars, curated by Rebecca Najdowski is a group exhibition that explores how space might be understood through photomedia.
LIKE EVERY DAY
The Like Everyday Series by Shadi Ghadirian portrays a positive and holistic female identity, humorously taking issue with the traditional roles by which women – both in the Middle East and universally – have been defined.
Gohar Dashti’s haunting images show nature as the new inhabitant in crumbling facades and interiors.
EYES AS BIG AS PLATES
Eyes as Big as Plates is an ongoing collaboration by the Norwegian-Finnish artist duo Karoline Hjorth (NO) and Riitta Ikonen (FI).
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