Bauhaus Foto

Ballarat international foto biennale

24 August - 20 October 2019

Thomas Ruff, phg.06_/2013, Courtesy the artist and VG Bild-Kunst

Curator: Fiona Sweet

2019 marks 100 years since the establishment of the iconic Bauhaus school in Weimar, Germany and the influence of the school and its subsequent artistic movement continues to be seen around the art world today. The overarching Bauhaus ideology is that all art forms should be brought together in one ‘total' art, embracing the modern marvel of technology. To achieve such a doctrine, the processes were highly experimental yet exquisitely executed.

While photography was not initially embraced at Bauhaus as an artistic medium in its own right, the school incorporated the artform in the latter years. Bauhaus Foto brings together photographic artists from Australia, Germany and Ireland, whose contemporary practice show signs of Bauhaus influence. Six prominent artists will interrogate their own photographic practices, presenting work that reflects their interest in Bauhaus. Featuring Consuelo Cavaniglia (Aus) Zoë Croggon (Aus), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Roseanne Lynch (Ireland), David Rosetzky (Aus) and Thomas Ruff (Germany)

Launch date: Sunday 25 August, 11am

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm, 7 days per week

Free Entry

Proudly Sponsored by
The Russell Mills Foundation and Goethe Institut

Thomas Ruff,  phg.06_/ 2013, Courtesy the artist and VG Bild-Kunst

Thomas Ruff, phg.06_/2013, Courtesy the artist and VG Bild-Kunst