Daring to Fly by Lisa Millar Lisa Millar has spent her whole life showing up, getting things done and making things happen. As a child growing up in Queensland, she dreamed of a big life. Working as a foreign correspondent gave her that, but it also meant confronting the worst that humanity can bring. Three
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Ballarat International Foto Biennale | Number One | Gudinski
September 15 @ 10:00 am - October 24 @ 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.
Go to our events page to register your interest. Calling for Stallholders> Image courtesy Deb Weston Maker. View our current stallholders. Current Stallholders >
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The shop is open Thursdays & FridaysDon’t forget to pop in and say hi to Geraldine when you are visiting the library. There is a great selection of beautiful vintage and lots more. Check out some of these items on the shop webpage. BMI Vintage & Collectables >
We had a wonderful session with Melinda Muscat on Saturday, (9 October) with many fantastical creations. Go to the Arts & Cultural Activities to view some photos of the workshop. Arts & Cultural Activities > We still have places available for her 20 October workshop. BOOK NOW. Workshop with Melinda Muscat > Display of works
A Cotswold Family Life by Clare Mackintosh For eight years, Clare Mackintosh wrote for Cotswold Life about the ups and downs of life with a young family in the countryside. In this memoir she brings together all of those stories-and-more for the first time. From keeping chickens to getting the WI drunk, longing for an Aga