Ballarat International Foto Biennale

AAR-BIFB-Linda-McCartney-Sgt-Pepper's-Press-Launch-London-1967Following the recent easing of restrictions in regional Victoria, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale will now open to regional audiences from Wednesday 15 September 2021.*

Explore the festival’s plethora of exhibitions, featuring an exclusive look inside the life of rock and roll fame and family with the Linda McCartney: Retrospective; an immersive photographic installation in an abandoned church; and French artist Alix Marie’s world premiere of Styx.

Also on display will be photographs of famous Australian and international touring musicians in Number One | Gudinski; and the Biennale’s Outdoor Program sees endless laneways and streets filled with public art exhibitions and projections after dark.

Book in for a single day or three-day Festival Pass and escape into a world of art and culture throughout Ballarat. The Biennale will be operating under significantly reduced capacity restrictions – so organisers highly recommend you book your festival tickets in advance.

While the Biennale will be open to regional Victorian audiences, ticket holders who are unable to attend due to lockdown in metropolitan Melbourne or elsewhere will be able to reschedule tickets to a later date during the Biennale – and full refunds are also available.

Originally due to close in late October, the Linda McCartney: Retrospective and several Core Program exhibitions will be extended until 9 January 2022. So, when restrictions permit, the Biennale looks forward to welcoming visitors from metropolitan Melbourne.

For more information and to book tickets, visit: for details.

Image: Linda McCartney, Sergeant Pepper’s press launch, London, 1967

Note: Due to new restrictions announced on Wednesday 15 September for the Ballarat Local Government Area, the Biennale will recommence when restrictions permit and it is safe to do so.