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    August 2019

    Pose photographic exhibition

    12 August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm
    Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $2 – $36.60

    Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum will showcase a unique collection of photographic portraits in their new exhibition Pose, on now until Sunday 8th March, 2020. The Gold Museum’s photographic collection represents a variety of photographic studios which operated in Ballarat from the 1870s onwards. State-of-the-art studios sprang up across the city centre, and photography was embraced immediately by Ballarat locals who flocked to have their portraits taken. Each image represented their aspirations and status within the community, as well as a…

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    Liu Bolin Tickets On Sale Now!

    August 24 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
    Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8 – $18
    Liu Bolin

    Ballarat International Foto Biennale 24 August - 20 October 2019 Liu Bolin / Camouflage examines Liu Bolin’s career over almost two decades; from his best-known Hiding in the City series initiated in 2005 until the present day. The exhibition aims to demonstrate how the artist’s strategy of camouflage has allowed him to produce images which resonate globally with viewers across time and place.

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    October 2019

    Corroboree by Full Moon

    October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw St
    Golden Point, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $15

    Beginning as darkness descends on Sunday 13 October, Corroboree by Full Moon will feature Wadawurrung dancers and their friends from the broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Ballarat. The performance presents an opportunity to learn about the region’s 50,000+ year history and vibrant Aboriginal culture today, and how we can all play a part in caring for Country. The event forms part of the annual Gnarrwirring Ngitj/Learning Together Program. Sovereign Hill’s new adventure Play Space will be open…

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    Wax’o Paradiso: BIFB Closing Party

    October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
    The Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $35 – $40

    Melbourne DJ collective Wax’o Paradiso will take the stage at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale for our massive closing night party! With a penchant for Australiana psychedelia, they will be bringing their disco remixes to a one off dance party amidst the art at The Mining Exchange. For more info and tickets: https://ballaratfoto.org/events/waxo-paradiso

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