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Once upon a time, about 10  years ago, BOAA Director Julie Collins had an idea. An idea that wouldn’t go away.  An idea that just kept growing.  An idea to create the largest showcase of living Australian artists EVER. An event that would be a whole of city experience, an event that would help drive the Renaissance of Ballarat.   

Thus, BOAA-  Biennale of Australian Art was born.



BOAA will tell stories of our past, present and future, a celebration of what it means to be Australian today, a celebration which  marks our time and place within history.

This six-week event will be a coming of age for Australian audiences and artists alike.  

Ballarat is perfectly placed to host Victoria's most significant contemporary visual art festival with its celebrated Regional Gallery (The Art Gallery of Ballarat), significant public art collection, growing contemporary art scene, heritage buildings and compelling natural environments.  The scale and physicality of Ballarat will provide the ideal "whole of town" gallery experience for audiences.

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