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  • 2015 Workshop How To create a great exhibition

    The Ballarat International Foto Biennale crew team up with the Art Gallery of Ballarat to present a great workshop about hanging successful exhibitions. BOOK NOW.

    2015 Workshop How To create a great exhibition


    The Portfolio Reviews will return to Ballarat Foto on 23 and 24 August 2015. Information will be made available soon. For information go to ...



    The contributions of our Patron's have never been more vital than it is today. The prestige of being a Patron Circle Donor is knowing that you are contributing to the arts and photography. It makes you feel ....


  • Fringe Program Call For Entries

    The 2015 Fringe Program Call For Entries is now open. More information is available on the Fringe Program Page . Phone inquiries can be directed to +61 3 5331 4833.

    Fringe Program Call For Entries

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inc (BIFB) is a not for profit organisation presenting a month­‐long biennial festival of contemporary photography in the historical city of Ballarat, in regional Victoria.

BIFB comprises of two major exhibition programs including the Core Program, a curated exhibition of 20 leading Australian and international photographic artists presented in eight heritage buildings in central Ballarat, and an open entry Fringe Program, a city‐wide presentation of over 200 artists staged in more than 80 venues including cafes and galleries, throughout project spaces, and across public sites.

This photo festival is the second largest economic impact event in Ballarat, contributing over $1.4m biannually to the local community.

These exhibitions are complemented by an extensive events program for photographers at all levels through its program of workshops, seminars, audio­‐visual projections, master‐classes, artist floor‐talks, portfolio reviews, an education program and photographic competitions and prizes.

We are currently producing the 2015 edition of the photo festival that will open on 22 August and run until 20 September 2015.


The Ballarat International Foto Biennale Inc. is a not-for-profit incorporated association, run primarily by a group of volunteers, with a collective enthusiasm and vision regarding the future direction of Australian photography and photographers, and the place that they take on the world stage.


To educate, inspire and question by presenting photography from the world to Australia and from Australia to the world.

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.