Ballarat Stages Foto Biennale
The 7th Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) is showcasing over 100 exhibitions from local and international artists. The only photographic biennale in Australia, this year’s BIFB includes participatory events, workshops, talks, portfolio reviews, educational programs and outdoor events. There’s also a Fringe Program staged at more than 70 cafés, galleries and wine bars across the city. Highlights include David Lachapelle’s first solo exhibition in Australia. Also on display are the works of 17 acclaimed Indigenous photographers. There’s also a display of vintage and contemporary fashion photographs. “Self/selfie” explores the whimsical nature of selfies and their contribution to the growing culture of narcissism and promotion of conformist behaviour.
“Pieta with Courtney Love”, Heaven to Hell, David Lachapelle.