Following its curtailment due to the Victorian lockdowns, organisers of the International Ballarat Foto Biennale have announced its re-opening and extension until 9th January 2022 - including an exhibition of the late Linda McCartney's photography, naturally featuring many images of the Beatles and the 60s/70s music scene. All ticket holders can re-schedule. Spicers is the lead sponsor.
|Linda McCartney photo of the Beatles at Abbey Road, 1969|
Spicers, with its Bauhaus and Hahnemühle photo-art papers, is the Biennale's lead sponsor, with Fujifilm as the Camera Sponsor. The City of Ballarat, Victoria State and Federal Government Arts Council are also sponsors. oOH! is a media partner. Before the postponement, we ran the story in August HERE.
In a statement, organisers say: "It is with great joy that we announce the Ballarat International Foto Biennale will be extended until 9 January 2022. When restrictions permit, the Biennale looks forward to welcoming visitors from metropolitan Melbourne and beyond.
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"With more exhibitions and artists than ever before, the 2021 Biennale is not one to be missed. Transforming every corner of Ballarat with photographic art, we invite you to book in for a single day or three-day Festival Pass and escape into the world of art and culture throughout the city.
All Festival Passes include a ticketed entry to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective exhibition, featuring more than 200 extraordinary photographs, including images of the McCartney family, the 1960s music scene, and a series of prints from the McCartney’s time to Australia between 1975 and 1993 which have never been shown before."
All Core Program indoor exhibitions are ticketed, requiring visitors to hold a Festival Pass for the dates of your visit. Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available as Festival Passes for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core indoor exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a SINGLE timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective.
A Day Pass includes one timed entry to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat plus unlimited entry to access the remainder of the ticketed core program indoor exhibitions throughout central Ballarat on the same day. Day passes are available for either a midweek or weekend visit.
Weekend Day Pass Prices: Weekend Day Pass is valid for Saturday or Sunday. Prices: Adult $24, BIFB Friend $18, Concession $18, Child $9, Family $52
Midweek Day Pass Prices: Midweek Day Pass is valid for Monday to Friday. Prices: Adult $18, BIFB Friend $14, Concession $14, Child $8, Family $42
A 3-Day Pass includes one timed entry to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat plus unlimited entryto access the remainder of the ticketed core program indoor exhibitions throughout central Ballarat across three consecutive days.
A 3-Day Pass allows you to immerse yourself in the Biennale experience and stroll through the heritage streets of Ballarat at your own pace. Discover photography in the laneways, streets and local businesses as the Biennale sees every corner of Ballarat come alive with art that will surprise, inspire and delight you. You will have time to explore the complete program of exhibitions while enjoying the warm hospitality of Ballarat’s many wonderful venues.
Weekend 3-Day Pass Prices: Weekend 3-Day Pass is valid for Friday-Saturday-Sunday OR Saturday-Sunday-Monday. Prices: Adult $36, BIFB Friend $27, Concession $27, Child $15, Family $67
Midweek 3-Day Pass Prices: Midweek 3-Day Pass is valid for Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday OR Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday OR Wednesday-Thursday-Friday. Prices: Adult $30, BIFB Friend $21, Concession $21, Child $15, Family $57
So if you can, get along to the great Victorian city of Ballarat before January 9th, where there is so much to see and experience, and take if Australia's biggest and best exhibition of the art of Photography.