In 2015 the Ballarat International Foto Biennale celebrates ten years as Australia's most prominent festival of photography.
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The Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) is a month-long festival of contemporary Australian and international photography.
Held every two years in the beautiful and historic city of Ballarat, the BIFB presents two major exhibition programs. The BIFB Core Program is a curated exhibition of 20 leading photographic artists, while the BIFB Fringe Program is an open-entry presentation by more than 200 artists. Our exhibitions are staged in more than 80 venues across Ballarat, including historic buildings, cafes, galleries, and public spaces.
The BIFB continues to grow, contributing over $1.4m to the local community. So far, over 150,000 photography lovers have attended our exhibitions, workshops and events.
Exhibitions are complemented by an extensive program for photographers of all levels. This includes an integrated program of workshops, seminars, audio-visual projections, master classes, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and photographic competitions.
The 2015 edition of the festival will open on 22nd August and runs until 20th September 2015. We look forward to welcoming you.
ABOUT THE BIFB
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is a not-for-profit incorporated association, run primarily by a group of volunteers, with a collective enthusiasm and vision about the future direction of Australian photography and photographers, and the place they take on the world stage.
We aim to educate, inspire, provoke and question by presenting photography from the world to Australia and from Australia to the world.
Our goal is to promote photography in all its forms both through the staging of a biennial festival in Ballarat along with a range of other initiatives which profile photography to the broadest possible audience.