The Ballarat International Foto Biennale’s Education Programs provide exciting opportunities for students of all ages, with activities and resources that extend teaching and learning beyond the festival and into the classroom.

Showcasing our commitment to photography as a powerful education tool, the BIFB Education Team partners with expert educators and acclaimed artists to deliver curriculum-aligned teaching and learning possibilities that extend beyond the medium and into visual art, art history and theory, art curatorship and industry, media, history, politics and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, culture and history. 

Online Education Programs

We have a range of online Education Programs available to support school-based and remote learning. Developed by experienced educators and artists, and inspired by our past and present festivals, BIFB Education online programs provide engaging and accessible video and text resources to teachers and students for fun, hands-on and curriculum-based photography units and lessons.

Our free online programs include Mass Isolation with Jesse Marlow (Secondary), Undercurrent with Peta Clancy (VCE Studio Art and Senior Art and Photography), and My Martin Kantor Portrait (Primary and Secondary).

Our most recently developed program Linda McCartney Retrospective Online brings our 2021 Biennale headline exhibition to you. Inspired by Linda McCartney’s incredible photographic career, this program includes eight ready-made lessons to get students responding to and practicing photography.

For more information about our online Education Programs, please visit the links below.

Please get in touch with any questions or queries by emailing us at education@ballaratfoto.org. We would love to talk to you about our current and upcoming programs.