I was in Balarat a few days ago and had almost completely forgotten about the Foto Biennale. I checked out a few things. There are several exhibitions in fairly close proximity to each other in the Art Gallery, the Mining Exchange and the old Post Office. The Mining Exchange is kind of the hub of the whole show. One absolute bargain there is the Fuji ACMP Australian Photographers Collection books for $20, yes $20 each. I already had numbers 1 to 6, so I bought 7 to 10. I got the last copy of 10, so sorry everybody else. One very cool exhibition in the old Post Office is that they have set up a camera obscura looking across Sturt Street. It was quite clear and bright when I saw it so I took my kids back, but by then it was unfortunately a bit overcast, so the image was dull. Very cool though - that's the first camera obscura I've seen. The Biennale runs until the 4th October, so check it out if you get the chance. Most exhibitions etc are free.