Join us for a month-long celebration of photography
17 August – 15 September 2013
Ballarat Victoria Australia

Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2013 will feature an exhibition program of over 200 artists encompassing a Core exhibition program of selected leading Australian and international photographers alongside an open entry Fringe exhibition program. These exhibitions are complemented by an extensive festival program designed to encourage the active participation of the general public as well as photographic practitioners of all levels, including workshops, seminars, audio visual projections, master-classes, artist floor-talks, portfolio reviews, education program and photographic competitions and prizes.




Download venue map: Core and Fringe Program Venue Map


Shae Rooke’s exhibition venue  address is incorrect. Boah Organics is at 100 Bridge mall and the venue number is 48

The artists at Euro 13 [venue #12] are now exhibiting at Harvest Foodstore and Cafe [not marked in the program, but just 2 doors North of the Mining Exchange] at 16 Lydiard Street North. Exhibiting artists are Chris Andjelic-Lane, Simone Lovett and Steven Potashnyk


Projections loop artist  is Vadim GUSCHIN


BIFB is hosting launch events during the opening week at each of the Core Program Venues, all events are FREE and open for all to attend Click here for further details.


We aim to bring the strongest and most invigorating lineup of Australian and international photography in our marquee program. Participation in the prestigious Core program is by invitation only. The core exhibition program is staged at our major prestige venues located primarily within the City of Ballarat Arts and Heritage precinct. These venues include the Ballarat Mining Exchange, the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Post Office Gallery, the Ballarat Trades Hall, Gallery B1, the Ballarat Town Hall, St Patrick’s Community Hall. Core venues are open every day of the festival 10am – 5pm and all are free entry.
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The fringe exhibition program is open entry and city-wide program of exhibitions held at various venues, including cafes, restaurants, commercial galleries, community and retail spaces, in fact anywhere that the opportunity arises to stage a photographic exhibition. Participation in the fringe is via an agreement between the artist and venue, and the payment of a registration fee to be included in the official program. Operating times of fringe shows vary from venue to venue, and may not be available for viewing every day of the festival.
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BIFB 2013 includes a comprehensive education program of workshops, seminars, artist talks, guided tours and schools program follow the links for more information.
– Workshops
– Seminars and Talks
– Schools Program and Guided Tours

BIFB also publishes a Core Program Catalogue, available for purchase from the BIFB Visitor Centre for $20. This full colour publication that includes essays on each of the 21 Core Program artists.


Learn from the Master, the Workshop and Master-class Program presents a wonderful opportunity for photographers to advance their skills, both technical and aesthetic, across a large range of photographic disciplines.
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Two days only, Sunday 18 August and Monday 19 August, Portfolio Reviews are a form of speed-dating for photographers, candidates can book in a time to show their portfolio to a range of career important professionals, for feedback, advice and direction.
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Discover a series of multi-media, telephoto, video and outdoor projections at various BIFB venues.
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