The Good Wife of Bath by Karen Brooks When married off aged twelve to an elderly farmer, Eleanor Cornfed, who’s constantly told to seek redemption for her many sins, quickly realises it won’t matter what she says or does, God is not on her side – or any poor woman’s for that matter. Eleanor was born under
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
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.
We Were Not Men by Campbell MattinsonLove for nine year-year-old twins Jon and Eden Hardacre is simple. Their Mum, the creek that they swim in, each other- this is love that they trust, love as clear and pure as sunlight, as honey, as water. But then there’s a terrible accident. And in its wake, they
Not a Happy Family by Shari Lapena, In the quiet, wealthy enclave of Brecken Hill, an older couple is brutally murdered hours after a tense Easter dinner with their three adult children. Who, of course, are devastated. Or are they? They each stand to inherit millions. They were never a happy family, thanks to their
The Institute’s 2021 AGM will be held at the Institute on Monday, 27 September at 4pm. All members of the Institute are invited to attend. This year, we again need to make special attendance arrangements to ensure we meet restrictions and requirements due to COVID-19. Currently we are planning for the meeting to be held
Sisters of the Resistance | Christine Wells Paris 1944 The war is nearly over, but for members of the resistance in occupied France, it is more dangerous than ever before. Gabby Foucher loathes the Nazis, though as the concierge of number 10 rue Royale, she does her best to avoid conflict – unlike her bolder