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We're Giving Away an Arty Escape to Ballarat for this Australian Art Festival

Enjoy the ultimate art lover's escape, including a mini Victorian version of Dark Mofo, on us.
By Rachel Cormack
October 18, 2018
By Rachel Cormack
October 18, 2018

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The largest-ever showcase of living Australian artists has landed in the budding cultural hub that is Ballarat, with the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art (BOAA) in town until Tuesday, November 6. The epic exhibition includes 150 artists from all corners of Australia, making this a once-in-a-lifetime art extravaganza that's not to be missed. Lucky for you artsy folk, we've got your trip sorted. In partnership with Visit Ballarat, we're giving away the ultimate art lover's escape, which includes a double pass to BOAA plus a night's stay and dinner in Ballarat.

Taking place in more than 14 different venues across Ballarat, with up to 65 solo exhibitions, BOAA's colour and culture will take over the town. The event will reflect on what it means to be Australian and tell stories of our country's past, present and future. It's also a celebration of Australia's heritage, with BOAA boasting a strong focus on Indigenous talent.

In addition to the great art, the BOAA Band Wagon will be making the rounds and pumping great tunes. There'll also be a living sculpture fashion parade, an evening program called BOAA Dark — the Victorian version of a mini Dark Mofo — and a lake sculpture walk that will see Lake Wendouree transform into an outdoor gallery featuring 26 sculptures.

Once you're tuckered out from all that art, enjoy a top-notch dinner and a glass of wine, or two, then spend the night in one of Ballarat's finest hotels — and don't worry, we'll pick up the bill.

Top image: Gerwyn Davies

Published on October 18, 2018 by Rachel Cormack
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