The Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) is a month-long festival of contemporary Australian and international photography.
Held every two years in the beautiful and historic city of Ballarat, the BIFB presents two major exhibitions. The BIFB Core Program is a curated exhibition of 20 leading photographic artists, while the BIFB Fringe Program is an open-entry presentation by more than 200 artists. Our exhibitions are staged in more than 80 venues across Ballarat, including historic buildings, cafes, galleries, and public spaces.
The BIFB continues to grow and is the second largest economic impact event in Ballarat, contributing over $1.4m to the local community. So far, over 150,000 photography lovers have attended our exhibitions, workshops and events.
Exhibitions are complemented by an extensive program for photographers of all levels. This includes an integrated program of workshops, seminars, audio-visual projections, master classes, artist talks, portfolio reviews, and photographic competitions.
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