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The inaugural BOAA ART 2018 marks the beginning of a series of significant arts related events being presented in Ballarat. As an independent, not for profit organisation, BOAA ART 2018 relies on funding from private, business, Local, State and Federal governments.
BOAA ART 2018 will present artwork by 150 of Australia's most innovative artists between 21 September - 6 November 2018, incorporating music, food and wine events.




BOAA ART 2018 will host 150 artists from across Australia, with each state and territory being equally represented, joining Ballarat artists as the 'Ninth State'.
Our artists include...


Solo Exhibitions

65 curated solo exhibitions presented throughout three 'Art Villages' within 14 of Ballarat's heritage buildings and historic locations.

CBD Village
Eureka Village
Lake Wendouree Village


Weeks of art, music, food & wine

BOAA ART 2018 presents a full program of performance art projects, artist talks, live music and food and wine events. 

View our program here.




Be part of the action!

Volunteer with the BOAA Task Force to help make BOAA the best it can be. Your city needs you!

BOAA ART 2018 videos


Ken + Julia Yonetani

Ken + Julia Yonetani’s work explores the interaction between humans, nature, science and the spiritual realm in the contemporary age, unearthing and visualizing hidden connections between people and their environment.

Ken + Julia Yonetani will be exhibiting at The Eureka Centre

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Festival Program 2018

BOAA ART 2018 will tell Australian stories; stories of our past, present and future - reflecting what it means to be Australian today. BOAA ART 2018 will have a strong Aboriginal focus, as well as celebrating our multiculturalism.

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

Get Involved

It takes a village to make history and it takes a village to create a festival that will transform, motivate, enrich and enliven. Through our amazing supporters we can make a difference and in turn showcase the diversity of Australian Arts and culture. So buy a ticket, sponsor a project or become a volunteer and help make BOAA a goer.
BOAA is a registered not-for-profit organisation with DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status. 
This means that all donations receive a tax-deductible receipt.


Tickets Sales

Tickets start at $25.00, even less with concessions. Tickets include access to all exhibitions, talks, performance art happenings, music events and BOAA ART 2018 transport options. Including looping mini buses & bicycles. 

Volunteer Opportunities

21 September - 6 November 2018
Volunteer and become part of our BOAA Task Force. No experience necessary, just a commitment to have fun, enjoy art and welcome our BOAA ART 2018 visitors to Ballarat. 

June- September 2018
Have you a trade or handyperson background, do you have some time to spare? BOAA ART 2018 needs you to help us build the infrastructure required to make BOAA ART 2018 the best event ever. Join Derek John at BOAA HQ in Armstrong Street North, Ballarat between June-September. 

Become a Project Supporter

There are over 150 individual projects that need support, support which goes directly to covering artists fees. Support making it possible for artists to create new work and get artwork to Ballarat to be exhibited.

Project support packages range between $2,500 and $25,000.


BOAA Connect

BOAA Connect is our education and community engagement program, offering a series of immersive activities, tours, artist talks and personal development opportunities. BOAA Connect is about engaging with a variety of age groups across all abilities, helping to build a more creative, intuitive society.



BOAA Connect School program runs every Monday and Tuesday from 8 - 30 October 2018. Our  tailored programs include half day and full day sessions.  For more information...



Between 22 October and 28 October BOAA ART 2018 will be celebrating Children's Week with a series of  0-5  aged activities during the day and after school and weekend engagement projects for school aged kids. 


As a part of Seniors Month we are presenting BOAA's Seniors Week between 7 and 14 October. Join us for workshops, tours , lunchtime concerts and other BOAA activities.  For more information...



BOAA ART 2018 will be reaching out across the Ballarat community with the aim of engaging and involving those members living with isolation. Help us expand this program by becoming our BOAA Connect sponsor. Art is for all, is the window to our souls and BOAA Art 2018 provides an opportunity to do things differently.

Get in touch to discuss help us expand the BOAA Connect program.