Ballarat International Foto Biennale invited artists from around the world to move into the future with Australia’s inaugural AI Prize, Prompted Peculiar.

After receiving a gratifying number of entries, the jury shortlist of twenty works was exhibited in 2023 at BAaD Gallery & Events, 737 Sturt Street Ballarat.

BIFB received over 100 submissions to the Prompted Peculiar – International AI Prize 2023, with entrants from around Australia and countries including Sweden, Czechia, Israel and Germany.

Annika Nordenskiöld from Sweden was selected as the judges prize winner for her work Twin Sisters in Love, 2023.

The judges highly commended two entries, Breeanna Hill Digital Reverie: Nature’s Paradox 02, 2023 and Carolyn McKay, Ghost Motel 01, 2023.

Almost 1,000 votes were received in the People’s Choice Prize. Voting closed midday Saturday 7 October. Over 100 votes were cast for the winning work Robot Intermarriage by Melbourne artist Hanna Silver.



  • Boris Eldagsen, AI artist
  • Una Rey, Editor Artlink
  • Vanessa Gerrans, CEO Ballarat International Foto Biennale


Kate Ballis
Tom Blachford
Jasneet Dhingra
Stacy Elson
Adrian Elton
Jonathon Harris
Breeanna Hill
Ashadi Hopper
Nic Kocher
Pavel Kohout
Derek Kreckler
Morganna Magee
Carolyn McKay
Annika Nordenskiöld
Kate Robertson
Marcus Rose
Jane Shadbolt
Hanna Silver
Keren Sohezki
David von Bassewitz

Vote in the People’s Choice Award