The City of Ballarat will welcome regional Victorians to a series of highly regarded events this August 2021. From the stories behind the 1000 Doors installation, to the visual artistry of Linda McCartney’s photographic Retrospective which headlines the Ballarat international Foto Biennale, there is a variety of local and international experiences awaiting visitors.
After being sold out at the Melbourne International Arts Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival, interactive art exhibit 1000 Doors arrives in Ballarat this August 2021.
When: Open to regional Victorians from 25 August 2021 (and to wider Melbourne audiences when restrictions allow and it is safe), and running until 3 October, Armstrong Street South (between Ballarat Town Hall & Myer), 1000 Doors is a haunting, enigmatic outdoor maze of memories, where visitors are invited to enter and become more than spectators. The large scale, maze-like installation features a seemingly endless series of doors, screens, portals and gateways, each giving way to the many in-between spaces humanity has invented to fill the void, many of which are haunted by the lingering traces of past inhabitants.
How: Tickets are $10, with free-of-charge entry for those under five and over 75.
Tickets on sale via EventBrite.
For more information on Ballarat’s 1000 Doors exhibit, see https://www.visitballarat.com.au/1000-doors-ballarat.
For those looking to expand their experience at Victorias Top Tourism Town, 1000 Doors coincides with the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB), a prestigious photographic arts festival. Now in its 16th year, the BIFB will take over the galleries, buildings, cafes, walls and streets of Ballarat, displaying art by Internationally acclaimed artists and photographers from around the world.
Ballarat International Foto Biennale
When: Opening to the public from regional Victoria from 28 August 2021 and to wider Melbourne audiences when restrictions allow and it is safe. The exhibition runs until 24 October 2021 at various locations in and around Ballarat. It will showcase the work of Linda McCartney in Linda McCartney: Retrospective. The exhibition will feature 200 photographs curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, including images of the family as well as the 1960s music scene, and a series of prints from McCartney’s visits to Australia between 1975 and 1993 which have never been shown before.
If you reside in regional Victoria, you can travel in regional Victoria. Staying COVIDSafe remains important. Visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/ for the latest updates before travelling. These event details are correct at time of printing and are subject to change.
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Source: City of Ballarat