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Nomads Outdoors Group – 2023 Ballarat Foto Biennale – Walking Tour & Pub Lunch

September 10, 2023

Pound the streets in the historic inner precinct of Ballarat, visiting the multiple locations hosting exhibitions for the 2023 International Foto Biennale. Travel via public transport is possible. First action will be to collect FREE maps of the displays (indoor and outdoor) at the Biennale Office on Lydiard Street (just up the street from the Station); which is also a venue for some of the smaller exhibitors.

GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Easy, approximately 6 km, circuit walk on flat paths.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: Ballarat is home to the National Centre for Photography (NCFP) housed in the old Union Bank building on Lydiard Street North. It’s the base for the team behind BIFO.

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale was founded in 2005 and attracts significant international and Australian photographers as one of Australia’s pre-eminent photographic festivals. The multiple exhibitions, both free and ticketed, are housed in various historic buildings, laneways and cafes. Full details of the program are available online at ballaratfoto.org. Most exhibitions are open daily from 10am to 5pm.

The featured ticketed events this year include an international plus a local exhibition that may be of interest to NOMADS Members:

Instant Warhol (56 images) at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (a BIFB exclusive), and
Cruising For A Bruising – an exhibition of work by Wiradjuri queer photographer, Kyle Archies Knight, at the Mining Exchange.
Check ballaratfoto.org for details of purchasing 1-day passes to visit the multiple ticketed events.