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Ballarat International Foto Biennale

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents acclaimed Australian and international contemporary photography as one of Australia’s pre-eminent photographic festivals.

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale returns in 2021, with a headline of exclusive works by world-famous, award winning American photographer Linda McCartney. The Linda McCartney: Retrospective presents the spontaneous and experimental experiences involving the iconic people and places that shaped Linda’s extraordinary life.

Immersing the historic city of Ballarat in photographic art for over 15 years, the Biennale has enriched the cultural landscape of regional Victoria becoming the most significant, prestigious photographic arts festival in Australia.

Encompassing two major photographic programs, the Biennale presents works from domestic and international artists that is new, previously unseen in Australia or conceptualised afresh, alongside an open program which fosters the development of emerging artists each year. The event includes public and education programs, comprising talks, workshops and prizes, which round out the rich and diverse cultural festival that attracts more than 30,000 people.

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale will take place over 28 August – 24 October 2021.


28 Aug 2021 - 24 Oct 2021

12 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central, VIC 3350Get directions


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.