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BOAA - Biennale of Australian Art will be the largest visual arts festival

A visual art festival which will present over 1500 artworks by 150 of Australia’s most innovative artists during 21 September – 6 November 2016.

Presented in the Victorian gold rush town of Ballarat, BOAA will hero heritage with a contemporary vision.  It will create a 'whole of town' experience across 3 dedicated art zones, known as Villages.  With it's important regional gallery, growing contemporary art scene, sustainable heritage buildings and compelling natural environments, Ballarat is well placed to host a European styled biennale.

Ballarat - where history is made as well as lived.

BOAA will tell stories of our past, present and future, reflecting what it means to be an Australian today. BOAA will have a strong Aboriginal focus as well as celebrating our multiculturalism, a festival which marks our place in the here and now.