18-Aug-2017 | Written by Ballarat International Foto Biennale
An exhibition of 90 works by iconic American photographer David LaChapelle headlines the month-long Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) when it opens at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Saturday 19 August 2017.
LaChapelle is one of the rare photographers able to transcend the barriers between fine art and commercial photography, often while communicating a profound social message. His hyper-realistic images are inspired by everything from social issues and political climates, to street...
17-Aug-2017 | Written by Australian Arts Review
For the sixth year in a row, the Ballarat Cabaret Festival will be back in the spotlight this October taking centre stage with shows at the Ballarat Mining Exchange, the Mechanics Institute and the Lost Ones Basement Bar.
This unique regional festival brings the best of cabaret entertainment into the heart of Ballarat with acts handpicked by the 2017 Artistic Director Fiona Scott Norman, featuring artists at the top of their game – offering quality, creativity, originality and fun –...
16-Aug-2017 | Written by Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia
As the peak tourism body for LGBTI travellers and their friends, GALTA – Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia – is looking forward to the day when all Australians can marry the person they love in the country they love.
Mario Paez, President of GALTA, said marriage equality will also benefit the tourism economy and align Australia with other lead nations around the world that have embraced equality.
“We know many same-sex couples who could wait no longer, and took...
16-Aug-2017 | Written by City of Melbourne
Melbourne Town Hall will be lit up in rainbow colours tonight (Wednesday) to show Melbourne City Council’s support of marriage equality.
Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC said the Council wants to send a message that all couples are welcome in Melbourne. “When I think of Melbourne I think of equality. I want Melbourne to take pride in its tolerant, welcoming, diverse culture. I believe all of our residents should have the opportunity to marry, if they wish,” the Lord Mayor said.
10-Aug-2017 | Written by Visit Gay Australia
Featuring 20 films from four continents, including 16 Australian premieres, the 5th Queer Screen Film Fest will showcase a diverse range of LGBTIQ stories across narrative features, documentaries and shorts across Sydney screens over 6 days from 19 September 2017.
Thanks to a partnership with City of Sydney, Queer Screen Film Fest will present three free film events for the whole community including the outdoor family screening of Disney’s Moana at Sydney...