The BIFB Collection 2015 Gala Event will take place on Sunday, 12 July 2015 at the Eleven40 Gallery, 1140 Malvern Rd, Malvern VIC 3144.

This event is the major fundraiser for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, which will be held between 22 August and 20 September this year. The Collection 2015 provides an ideal opportunity to preview and buy one or more of the more than 125 prints by some of the best-known and collectible photographers from Australia and overseas will be available for purchase with a Red Dot at the Gala Event.  Each Red Dot costs AU$125 and entitles the purchaser to buy one of the prints in the exhibition. All prints are displayed anonymously. It also qualifies the purchaser to  attend the BIFB Collection 2015 Gala Event.

The day commences with Red Dot #1 going to auction, followed by the calling of subsequent Red Dot numbers randomly by the ‘print selection lucky dip’. When your Red Dot number is called, you are able to select your desired print from the remaining available. If you draw print selection #5, you have the 5th choice of prints from the exhibition. Nobody knows what print selection order you’ll draw until the lucky dip! As all prints are displayed anonymously, you also won’t know whose work you’ve bought until it is taken off the wall and looked at the provenance on the back.

At around 3pm at the Gala Event the ‘First Edition’ of the  The BIFB Collection Book 2015, donated by  BLURB will go to auction. The book will contain ALL the entries and all the photographers’ names. This 1st Edition hard cover will make a stunning collector’s item for the highest bidder.    

For more information and to purchase a Red Dot, contact the Ballarat International Foto Biennale at  The Collection.