An exhibition paying tribute to music icon Michael Gudinski is coming to Ballarat this year
24.05.2021

An exhibition paying tribute to music icon Michael Gudinski is coming to Ballarat this year

Words by Kate Streader

The 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale has partnered with Mushroom Group to celebrate the late music industry icon.

Ballarat’s International Foto Biennale will return this August, with this year’s event set to pay tribute to the late Michael Gudinski with a special exhibition titled Number One | Gudinski. It’s one of over 120 exhibitions set to take over Ballarat for the event later this year.

The key takeaways

  • The 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale will take place from August 28 until October 24
  • Two new international headline artists have also been added to the program
  • The full program will be announced in June

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Looking back at Gudinski’s incredible impact on the Australian music industry and his contributions to the arts industry, music photographers are invited to submit photographs of artists under the Mushroom Group and Frontier Touring umbrella to be featured as part of the exhibition.

Held at Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute, a fitting venue which totes a rich music history, Number One | Gudinski will be in great company at the premier photographic arts festival.

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale has also announced two new international headline artists to be featured at this year’s event: Salvador Dali protégé and revolutionary figure, Steven Arnold, and renowned French photographer Alix Marie, who will showcase a new body of work in a world premiere.

They join the previously announced exclusive Linda McCartney: Retrospective, which was revealed last year, with the full program to be unveiled in June.

Returning for its 16th year running, the Ballarat International Biennale will take over galleries, buildings, and streets throughout Ballarat across eight weeks in a mammoth showcase of photographic works.

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is happening across Ballarat from August 28 – October 24. Tickets are on sale now.