The Ballarat Foto Biennale [BIFB'09] runs from the 4th of September to 4th October 2009
The festival, which grew out of two similar events as the Daylesford Foto Biennale in 2005 and 2007, will present a huge program of photographic events over multiple venues throughout Ballarat and the adjoining Hepburn Shire.
BIFB'09 will present a Core Exhibition Program of 20 of the best photography from across Australia and the world, including exhibiting artists from China, Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Germany, Hong Kong, USA & Canada.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Mining Exhange, Post Office Gallery, Trades Hall, Ballarat Contemporary Arts Space, Town Hall, Mechanics Institute and Gold Museum at Sovereign Hill will all be used as BIFB 09 Core Program venues, and almost all are situated within 5 minutes walk of each other. All the Core Program venues, with the exception of the Gold Museum will have free admission.
The Core Exhibition Program will be accompanied by a vibrant open entry Fringe Exhibition Program staged at venues such as community halls, pubs, restaurants cafes and commercial galleries throughout Ballarat and the Hepburn Shire. BIFB 09 expects to include upwards of 75 such shows in its 2009 program.
BIFB'09 will also present a series of 5 nights of theatre style audio visual screenings by some of the world's best photo documentary photographers throughout the month.
The BIFB'09 exhibitions and projections will be backed up by a fantastic educational program of artist floor talks, seminars, lectures, portfolio reviews and workshops, affording the opportunity for all lovers of photography to gain insights into all aspects of the photographic idiom.
Independent photographic associations and organisations will also hold their own individual events within the festival structure.
BIFB'09 will be the largest photographic event in the southern hemisphere for 2009, an experience not to be missed by all fans of photography and photographic art.
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