The full festival program has been announced for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale which takes place over 60 days and involves 260 artists across 100 venues.
Opening on 28 August, the festival will take over Ballarat’s galleries, cafes, bars and laneways to present one of Australia’s most significant arts festivals in regional Victoria. In an Australian exclusive, We will all eventually return to the earth brings together contemporary First Nations artists who interrogate notions of colonisation, ownership and cultural legacy through the photographic medium. Featuring work by Edith Amituanai (NZ), Nathan Beard (AUS), Arini Byng (AUS), Dennis Golding (AUS), Janna Ireland (US), Katayoun Javan (IRN, AUS), Meryl McMaster (CA), Sara Oscar (AUS), SLIPPAGE (AUS), Fiona Pardington (NZ) and Damien Shen (AUS), the exhibition presents works that challenge the western history of photography.
The festival will run until 24 October 2021 and will include the Linda McCartney Retrospective exhibition. Tickets are on sale now. The full program can be found here.