Ballarat International Foto Biennale – To the Moon and Back


We are trilled to have Rebecca Najdowski back again to be involved with curating this exciting Group exhibition, this time partnering with Dr Colleen Boyle.

24th August – 20th October

Open 10am – 5pm

Entry is free for the Exhibition. The Observatory evening program of Tours, 3D Movies and viewing at  the telescopes attracts the general entry fees.


The BIFB Educational activities held during the daytime at the Observatory can be booked here BIFB Educational activities

Bookings for the VR Walking on the Moon – allow 4 mins per student over an hour plus 1 min change over (12 students per hour)and the evening telescope viewing program VR and Viewing Activities

School Groups can book for regular daytime activities at the Observatory by email to or mobile 0429 199 312. The program is themed around the Moon and Sun and the Solar System with a virtual tour of the current night sky including safe observation of the Sun if it is fine and experiencing the Camera Obscura.

If there is not a time suitable for your group, contact the Observatory to arrange a special group time on 0429 199 312.




Curators Rebecca Najdowski and Dr Colleen Boyle
To the Moon and Back celebrates the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. Within the heritage-listed Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum, a diverse group of international artists bring their individual voices to a contemporary exploration of the continuing relevance of the historic 1969 lunar landing and its lasting photographic legacy.

Even with today’s developing technology, photography, in all its variants, continues to provide audiences with insights into our only natural satellite.


Andrew Curtis (Aus), Vincent Fournier (France), Sharon Harper (USA), Sasha Huber (Switzerland), Penelope Umbrico (USA), Qicong Lin (China), Matt Lipps (USA) and Jorge Mañes Rubio (Spain).

More information on the Photographers here