In the centre of the city, the Biennale presents The Hub, a new creative space home to digital printing workshops, exhibitions, photobook displays, artist talks and the Biennale merch store. The Hub is proudly supported by Hahnemühle | Bauhaus | Spicers, and The George Hotel.
BIFB Merch Store
Excited by the Biennale yellow? You can purchase the official Ballarat International Foto Biennale merchandise from the BIFB Shop within The Hub. Not only will you be able to purchase Biennale catalogues, beanies, gloves and face masks, we are excited to present an exclusive range of Linda McCartney: Retrospective items available for sale at the festival.
To celebrate the Biennale’s FotoBook Weekend, Saturday 16 October – Sunday 17 October, The Hub will exhibit an array of photobooks which you may view throughout the Biennale period. Featuring photobooks from acclaimed Australian and international artists, we invite you to discover the art of the photobook – from lo-fi zines to commercially printed and bound photobooks. The Hub’s Photobook Display includes photobooks from Jesse Marlow, David Rosetzky, David Wadelton, Mariken Wessels and more.
The Hub will be home to many of our artist talks and panel discussions throughout the Biennale. All artist talks are free events, included with your Festival Pass on the day of the event. Head to our Events for the full list of artist talks.
Digital Printing Experts
Visitors to The Hub will have the opportunity to meet with a Hahnemühle | Spicers Fine Art & Photography specialist who will help guide you in selecting the best media for your work. With thanks to Spicers, Lead Partner of the Biennale, this unique opportunity is available to all visitors, with no appointment required.
Explore the full range of Hahnemühle paper samples, experiment with an Epson Printer, and discover the range of printing possibilities for fine art, photography, proofing, display and wall graphics. We’ll even give you a taster of printing to textiles, directly, Sublimation or using Heat-Press-Vinyls. Available Saturday and Sun, 10am – 3pm. No booking required.
Exhibitions presented by Hahnemühle and Bauhaus
The Hub includes a series of unique exhibitions by Hahnemühle and Bauhaus Printers. These exhibitions feature works that push the boundaries in fine art photography printing. Find out why they choose Hahnemühle and Bauhaus for their Reproductions.
Spicers presents Christopher Tovo
Tovo’s artistic interpretations are performed from behind the lens. His works are an insight of just a few of Tovo’s impressions of what he sees as great moments in his life.
Photographic paper used: Bauhaus Etching Matt, Smooth, Ivory Matt, Photo Glacier
Image Science presents Dominic Xavier
Dominic Xavier’s work revolves around concepts of nostalgia and the inherent beauty of sentimentality.
Photographic paper used: Hahnemühle
Bells Fine Art presents Lowell Hunter
Lowell Hunter is a Saltwater man who grew up on Gunditjmara Country in Warrnambool. Lowell creates sand art using drone photography along the Surf Coast and Bellarine spectacularly capturing breathtaking landscapes on an impressive scale. Lowell carves stories of family, identity, connection into the sand using the same foot movements he was taught through traditional dance, that his people have practised for countless generations.
Photographic paper used: Bauhaus Crystal Matt Canvas
Fine Art & Foto presents Glenn Andrew Walker
Sticks and Water by Glenn Andrew Walker. Glenn sees a story in the timber and how it is scribed by the movement of the waters, people, and time.
Photographic paper used: Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm
Frameline presents Rhiannon Matthews
Landscape images captured on her travels around Australia, Rhiannon Matthews is endlessly inspired by the beauty of the natural world and celebrates this through photography.
Photographic paper used: Bauhaus True Rag Smooth
The PrintShop @ PSC
The PrintShop at Photography Studies College (PSC) presents works by Hoda Ashfar, Zoë Croggon, Kristian Haggblom, Katrin Koenning, Hayley Millar-Baker, RONE and David Rosetzky.
HC Pro presents Louise Denton
Dawn Break at the Lost City, Limmen National Park. Captured during a sunrise helicopter landing in one of the Northern Territory’s most remote national parks.
Photographic paper used: Chromaluxe, dye sublimation on aluminum
- The Hub
August 28, 2021 - October 24, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm