For those who are unable to join us in Ballarat or who simply want to enhance the Biennale experience, we invite you to explore our digital program of interactive virtual exhibitions, prize exhibition galleries and more.
Over the course of the Biennale, we will be sharing new digital content for audiences far and wide. Watch this space.
Join us for a series of free online conversations and presentations, delving into some of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s leading exhibitions and artists.
Discover the processes of touring exhibitions, curating across borders, working under the impact of the pandemic; hearing directly from artists Chow and Lin, Irene Fenara, Erik Kessels and Alix Marie. Free to watch online now.
We are thrilled to present our second FotoBook Weekend on 16-17 October, which will take place exclusively online.
Discover the art of the photobook and the photographers and designers behind them. Explore visual layout, typographic and cover treatments, production and distribution. FotoBook Weekend dives into the processes, the artists and the experts in photobook publications. Free to watch online now.
We have created virtual worlds which house a selection of the 2021 Biennale’s Core Program exhibitions online.
Wherever you are, you can explore these interactive digital exhibitions, which allow you to move through the gallery spaces and the outdoor exhibition as you would in person.
Explore exclusive exhibitions by Alix Marie and Steven Arnold, and group exhibitions Say it with Flowers and We will all eventually return to the earth.
View the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s prize exhibitions, featuring finalists of the Martin Kantor Portrait Prize and The Fineman New Photography Award, and the Open Program gallery.
Browse the online galleries, including the award winners and the People’s Choice award recipients.
Get to know some of the Biennale’s exhibitions and hear directly from our artists and curators.
The Digital Journal features curatorial essays, artist interviews and letters.
The Biennale will publish new pieces on the Digital Journal throughout the course of the festival.
View the 2021 Biennale’s Open Program Exhibition Gallery, featuring more than 80 artists with exhibitions across Ballarat.
We invite you to explore the diverse range of photographic art on offer while many are unable to visit Ballarat in person, and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.
The Biennale will award $500 cash prize to the People’s Choice Award winner – submit your vote today.
Re-live the Mount Langi Ghiran X Ballarat International Foto Biennale Virtual Wine Tasting event, and view the recording online!
Hear from Chief Winemaker Adam Louder and Wine Club Manager Matthew Metcalfe, alongside Ballarat International Foto Biennale General Manager, Kate O’Hehir, taking you through an introduction to the winery’s premium estate grown wines.
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale Digital Program is proudly supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – An Australian Government initiative.
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is an official event partner of the Digital Innovation Festival and the BIFB Digital Program is sponsored by the Victorian Government as a feature of the Emerging Tech and Digital Inclusion program.
Virtual environments created by Warren Armstrong.