Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2023
Opens26 Aug 2023
Ends22 Oct 2023
- Location Ballarat
The festival is held in the historic town of Ballarat, immersing the city in photographic art across its galleries, laneways and cultural spaces. The theme The Real Thing is a provocation call to come and see what is real.
Images have become the vernacular of modern life as we are bombarded with snaps, portraits, social document, NFTs, (non-fungible tokens), images generated by Artificial Intelligence and more. In its 10th anniversary, The Ballarat International Foto Biennale - BIFB will look at evolution and innovation, how ideas grow and disrupt how we live and think about the world. The theme of the festival questions the impact of captured and created, manipulated and manufactured and how what we see can influence our world, featuring artists working in a range of genres including fine art, photojournalism, commercial, documentary, and alternate process.
The event is an opportunity to open the conversation about photography as an art form to a wider audience, not only championing the work of local, national and international photographers but also offering masterclasses, competitions, community programs, interactive exhibitions and more.