The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is back again this spring with a string of headline international artists sure to make an impact.
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Luxurious bespoke accommodation which has been lovingly restored with a modern and contemporary overlay.
Lascelles consists of two grand Victorian terraces each with its own distinct personality, respecting the original character of the homes while adding an elegant and modernised dimension that perfectly complements the heritage.
This modern Asian eatery and bar with an Australian twist will have you begging for more.
In 2018, Moon and Mountain executive chef Liam Downes won the Golden Plate Award for best chef, with judges saying he has "all the credentials to lead the way in putting Ballarat firmly on the food map of regional Victoria".
Start your weekend in Ballarat the right way with a delicious and comforting breakfast.
Fika is popular among the locals, the coffee is great and the meals always hit the spot. Try the avocado on toast, eggs benedict with 12-hour slow-cooked pork belly or their hotcakes served with maple syrup, bacon and fried eggs.
Part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, these highly stylized and provocative photographs focus on the intermediary moments between privacy and intimacy within the rigid framework of military life. Stop by the Post Office Gallery to check them out.
Nestled in the Art Gallery of Ballarat is Kittelty's — a warm and cosy cafe which is perfect to snuggle up in and enjoy a wholesome meal.
The food is handmade daily with ingredients sourced predominantly from Ballarat and surrounds. Once you've enjoyed a soul-warming meal, we recommend sharing a sweet treat. The lemon meringue pie is scrumptious!
Listen to Ballarat International Foto Biennale headline artist Liu Bolin discuss his career of almost two decades, from his best-known Hiding in the City series to the present day.
Liu Bolin's exhibition aims to demonstrate how the strategy of camouflage has allowed him to produce images which resonate globally with viewers across time and place.
Part of The Provincial Hotel, Lola offers stylish, European-inspired dining, beautifully shaped each season by the region’s best locally-sourced produce.
Owned and operated by Australian media personality Gorgi Coghlan and her husband Simon, the 55-seat dining room provides a relaxed and elegant foodie experience.
All-day brunch? Yes please!
Webster's is a gourmet cafe and specialty food store serving fresh local produce along with specialty coffee and teas.
The tree-lined streetscape allows you to enjoy all the seasons Ballarat has to offer.
Pay a visit to another prominent exhibit as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, Bauhaus Foto. Featuring photographic artists from Australia, Germany and Ireland whose contemporary practice shows signs of Bauhaus influence.
Built in 1864, Ballarat's former Union Bank is currently transitioning into its new life as Australia’s only regional gallery dedicated exclusively to photography.
The National Centre for Photography is an extension of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Once fully realised, it will house three galleries, a photo book library, workshops, a traditional black and white darkroom, and artist-in-residence apartments.
Step inside this refurbished 1870s produce store and workshop and experience the great wines and stories of Western Victoria at this industrial cool cellar door and wine bar.
Cosy up by the fire or soak up the sun with a glass or two of wine matched with the best of the region’s produce, from bar snacks and shared plates to a full dining experience.