My Accidental Career by Brenda Niall Award-winning author Brenda Niall’s engaging account of her remarkable life presents a fascinating history spanning nine decades: from her childhood in affluent Kew in the 1930s, her university days and travels in Ireland, her academic career at a time when marriage was the exception for young women- to her
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Ballarat International Foto Biennale | Number One | Gudinski
15/09/2021 @ 10:00 am - 09/01/2022 @ 5:00 pm
Image: Image: Brian Purnell, Michael Gudinski, Courtesy of Mushroom Creative House
Number One | Gudinski
(currently open Thursday to Sunday | updated 13/10/21)
This element of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale will be held in the Basement of the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute.
We are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful event.
In celebration of Michael Gudinski’s legacy, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in partnership with Mushroom Group presents an exhibition of music photography. Through an Open Call, music photographers were given the opportunity to submit photographs featuring artists under the Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring banner. Number One | Gudinski is an ode to Michael Gudinski, whose passion for music was legendary. This exhibition celebrates his advocacy for the arts and lasting impact.
About the Foto Beinnale
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale was founded in 2005 and attracts significant international and Australian photographers as one of Australia’s pre-eminent photographic festivals. It is a not-for-profit event that immerses the historic town of Ballarat in photographic art.
Now in its 16th year, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has enriched the cultural landscape of regional Victoria, becoming the most significant, prestigious photographic arts festival in Australia. Held every two years we showcase work from domestic and international artists that is new, previously unseen in Australia or contextualised afresh; and in our Open Program we foster the development of emerging artists. Alongside there are public programs and education programs comprising talks, workshops and prizes which round out a rich and diverse cultural event that attracts more than 30,000 people, delivering significant economic and cultural impact.
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is guided by the principle that it not only serves the community but also plays a vital role in cultivating it.
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale has attracted more than 200,000 visitors to Ballarat and was honoured in 2018 at the Federation Business School and Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards as the winner of the Visit Ballarat Events and Attractions Business Award. Its Founding Director, Jeff Moorfoot OAM received an Order of Australia Medal for services to photography.
We are Australia’s leading photographic festival. We’ve done this by consistently finding new ways to engage audiences with photography, responding to our audience’s needs, their changing vision of art and culture, and the role it plays in shaping Ballarat. We recognise and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people as the First Australians. Through photography, we see our world reflected back in unexpected ways through the eyes of others: artists, community and new perspectives.
Member News Update – Membership Discount Wednesday 15 June 2022 The Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute in partnership with the Melba Opera Trust will be presenting three young artists who have been awarded a scholarship to help develop their artistic skills to enable them to become well rounded operatic artists. The program An Afternoon of Song, Arias &
The Murders at Fleat House by Lucinda Riley One dead bully. A school full of suspects. When a young student is found dead at a private boarding school, its elite reputation is at risk. The headmaster is determined to write the death off as a tragic accident – but Detectives Jazz Hunter will soon suspect
A wonderful way to warm up this Winter and brush away the cobwebs from your vocal cords. Come and join us… We are looking at new ways to support our Heritage Institution. Jane Valpied, Vice President Event information If you have some fundraising ideas, then we could love to hear from you.
Not Just The Wife Of The General Manager by Sally Warriner It was the 1970s and Sally was in her early twenties when she returned from a backpacking sojourn and hitchhiked to Australia’s far north. But instead of moving back to Canberra as planned, she stayed. After marrying a cattle station manager, Sally lived and
Come along and enjoy a great night of cinema entertainment and warm community company. We are looking at new ways to support our Heritage Institution. Jane Valpied, Vice President Event information If you have some fundraising ideas, then we could love to hear from you.