BOAA Art 2018... The Story So Far
Once upon a time, about 10 years ago, BOAA Director Julie Collins had an idea, to create the largest showcase of living Australian artists, ever. An event that would help drive Ballarat's Renaissance as a city of arts and culture and herald a coming of age for Australian audiences and artists alike. Thus, the Biennale of Australian Art (or BOAA as we like to call it) was born!
The inaugural BOAA ART told Australian stories; stories of our past, present and future, reflecting what it means to be Australian today. BOAA ART 2018 had a strong Aboriginal focus, as well as celebrating our multiculturalism.
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 scene, heritage buildings and compelling natural environments. The scale and physicality of Ballarat will provide the ideal "whole of town" gallery experience for audiences.