Events

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

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The Ballarat International Foto Biennale returns in 2019, shifting its focus to photographers who present the world in unconventional ways and in unpredictable circumstances. Featuring...

24 Aug 2019 - 20 Oct 2019

Royal South Street Eisteddfod

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From their humble beginnings in 1879 as the Young Men’s General Debating Society, Royal South Street has grown to become one of the largest and...

29 Jul 2019 - 02 Nov 2019

Become the Blacksmith

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The blacksmith was one of the most important members of the community back in the 1800s. Their skills were vital to the running of the...

09 Jun 2019 - 03 Nov 2019

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Itinerary weekend

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is back again this spring with a string of headline international artists sure to make an impact.

Mathieu Asselin – Stock Market

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In a meticulous five-year investigation, supported by archival documentation, court files, personal letters, company memorabilia and photographs, Mathieu Asselin presents the reckless history of growth...

24 Aug 2019

Jane Burton – The Sunken Garden

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An Art Gallery of Ballarat exhibition. This new suite of photographs depicts a landscape of the Central Highlands region beyond Ballarat that was shown to...

24 Aug 2019

Eugenia Lim – Yellow Peril

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Yellow Peril is the starting point for Eugenia Lim’s performative and playful exploration of Chinese presence in Australia. The first in Lim’s Ambassador trilogy, Yellow...

24 Aug 2019

Fiona Foley – Who are these strangers and where are they going?

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Curator Djon Mundine OAM. To celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages in 2019, Ballarat International Foto Biennale is proud to present Badtjala artist Dr...

24 Aug 2019

Martin Kantor Portrait Prize

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Join the presentation of the 2019 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize, made possible with generous support from the Dara Foundation. Named in...

24 Aug 2019

Liu Bolin Up Late at White Night

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Local, interstate and international artists, musicians and performers will weave a spell over the city in a celebration of art, culture and creativity. Under the...

21 Sep 2019

The Cellar Series – Bindi Lunch

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Bindi Wine Growers is the last of three producers participating in the exclusive Cellar Series Lunches at Lake House. Experience an intimate four course shared...

14 Sep 2019

Spring Masterclass

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A full day of demonstrations and lively foodie discussion with some of Australia’s top chefs including: Andrew McConnell – Cutler & Co., Cumulus Inc, Supernormal,...

15 Sep 2019

Parrot Walk

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Join Lumix Ambassador Ewen Bell for a hands-on workshop photographing parrots, apart of Ballarat International Foto Biennale. As a Panasonic sponsored event, Lumix G9 camera...

21 Sep 2019

White Night Ballarat

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White Night will return to the regional city of Ballarat for a third consecutive year on Saturday 21 September, from 7:00pm to 2:00am. Local, interstate...

21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019

Heathcote Wine and Food Festival

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Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great...

05 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019

Starward Whiskey Bar

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Come warm yourself up and come and experience the very delicious Starward Whisky at the Starward Whiskey Bar in the new National Centre For Photography....

31 Aug 2019 - 19 Oct 2019

Grapes of Mirth: Comedy and Wine in the Pyrenees

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After nine sold-out events around the country, Grapes of Mirth is heading to the Pyrenees for the first time. Six of Australia’s best comedians will...

20 Oct 2019

November Sun

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By popular demand, November Sun is back again in 2019. Spread out a picnic rug on the hill and soak up some sunshine in a...

09 Nov 2019

Spilt Milk

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One of Australia’s favourite music, food and art festivals, Spilt Milk is back for another year, returning to Canberra plus unveiling a second home in...

30 Nov 2019

Become a Blacksmith

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Have you ever wanted to learn to build tools, forge metal and use an anvil? Join our talented blacksmiths as they take you through some...

28 Aug 2019 - 08 Dec 2019

Leather Belt Making

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A good pair of boots, your favourite jeans, that t-shirt you would happily never take off; there is something special about these things that become...

25 Jul 2019 - 19 Dec 2019

Wine Down Friday at Montara

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Celebrate the start of the weekend with Montara Wines. Wine Down at Montara, a monthly celebration with premium wine, local food, and live music, is...

02 Feb 2018 - 07 Dec 2019

Talbot Farmers Market

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On the third Sunday every month the streets of Talbot are closed to traffic and the entire town becomes a vibrant village market place. Soak...

20 Jan 2019 - 15 Mar 2020

Blue Pyrenees Estate Avoca Cup 2019

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Be entertained, dance the day away and experience true country racing at the Avoca Cup. A day to simply focus on having fun with friends...

19 Oct 2019

Ballarat Frolic Festival

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Ballarat Frolic Festival is a week long, community run celebration of regional Victoria’s LGBT+ arts and culture. In its third year, the festival will be...

07 Nov 2019 - 13 Nov 2019

Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend

Now in its sixth year, the 2019 Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend is organised by Business and Tourism Creswick Inc. This community event offers a choice...

09 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

SpringFest Ballarat – Market Sunday

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Visit Ballarat’s famous annual Springtime event. If you enjoy your retail therapy with a side of fresh air and picturesque surroundings, SpringFest Ballarat – Market...

24 Nov 2019

SpringFest Ballarat – Harness Racing Night

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SpringFest Ballarat – Harness Racing Night. Proudly presented by Eastwood Vets. You are invited to join the Rotary Club of Ballarat in the Terrace Restaurant...

19 Sep 2019

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