The BOAA team has been very busy since our project launch on the 28 May. BOAA has already secured pledges of over $200,000 in monetary and in-kind support.
With the end of the financial year approaching now is the time to take advantage of a tax deductible donation. Donations can start at as little as $1,000.
If you are interested in donating or business sponsorship full details can be found on  
If you would like to set up a meeting to discuss options please email Julie Collins at

So, what is BOAA?

BOAA is the Biennale of Australian Art,  a free visual arts festival for 2018 that will cement Ballarat as the City of the Arts.

  • BOAA will create the MONA effect, as Ballarat will be re cast in peoples minds as an innovative, exciting, challenging and thought provoking City. 
  • The results of this transformation will be seen well beyond the six week event with flow on economic and social benefits. 
  • Over 150 of Australia’s most innovative artists high profile will be showcased within 50 indoor/outdoor locations across 6 Art Villages. 
  • Ballarat’s heritage architecture and gardens will be the backdrop for Artist projects from every state and territory.  
  • Artist who will tell Australian stories; stories of our past, present and future, reflecting what it means to be Australian today.
  • A festival spanning 21 September- 6 November 2018 with 46 day & nights of programming aimed at encouraging over night and multi night stays will also featuring a series complementary live music, food & wine events. 
  • BOAA will attract an audience of 120,000+ who will potentially contribute over 20 Million dollars in economic benefits to the Region. 

For Artists...
We will begin accepting Expressions of Interest in September 2016, if you would like the remain updated about this, please register here.

Sponsorship Profile

Gekko Systems

Gekko was co-founded in 1996 by husband and wife team, Sandy Gray and Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, in Avoca, Victoria and now has its headquarters in Ballarat with offices and agents throughout the world. Over the 20 years Gekko has been an innovator and leader across the mining industry developing equipment and systems which aim to achieve better outcomes by lowering costs and reducing the carbon footprint of mining operations. They are a fantastic Ballarat success story who are committed to supporting BOAA and Ballarat
Gekko’s support for Australian Art can be also seen with their recent project Ballaarat- the Golden City, in which they have commissioned 3 artists to create a new artwork that responds to the history of mining in Ballarat. Ballarat born Josh Muir, Marlene Gilson and Melbourne artist Ash Keating will be exhibiting these new works at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar from 18th August. For details visit