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APSCON

Social Dinners Information

APSCON has historically been a very social event where APS members got to meet each other and create everlasting friendships.  For many of the delegates, it has been a yearly expedition to enjoy their love for  photography and reunite with friends as they include APSCON into their yearly social itinerary.

Initially the Annual Awards dinner was the only organised social event, but with the ever growing need for members to enjoy a meal together, to share stories and good times, the introduction of the Social Dinner was an approriate addition. This event proved to be one of the most loved social events at ASPCON.

Last year, we tried something new, we have included a State Social Dinner with the view to include the presence of the State Photographic Federations into the APS world. It was a big sucess so we will do it again this year.

 

Welcome Dinner

Wednesday 12th September 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Panorama Room, Home of the Arts - $75.00 pp

This dinner has a history of relaxed atmosphere.  A 2-course meal will be served with Tea/Coffee. All welcome.


 

APS-PSQ (Photographic Society of QLD) Dinner

Saturday 15th September 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Panorama Room, Home of the Arts - $75.00 pp

This dinner is ideally placed after the presentations for the day. A 2-course meal will be served with Tea/Coffee. All welcome.


 

Annual Awards Dinner

Sunday 16th September 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Paradise Showroom/Auditorium, Home of the Arts - $89.00 pp

This dinner is the conclusion of the conference with the presentation of the Skill and Service awards in a formal manner that the members deserve. A 3-course menu will be served with Tea/Coffee. All welcome.


APSCON 2019 Ballarat VIC

12th - 15th September 2019

APSCON 2019 LOGO

 

APSCON 2019 IN CONJUCTION WITH THE BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE

 

 

THE VENUE

Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre

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Only a short 75-minute drive from Melbourne and Geelong, Mercure Ballarat is home to one of the finest venues available in regional Victoria.

The Mercure will be our base for the 4 days, Registrations will be located in the Victoria 1 room, just off hotel reception, registrations will be available from 8am to 1pm daily.

APSCON Bookings for tours and events will open in mid April, please see the exciting photography packed preliminary agenda on the APS website. (subject to change as we add more excitement to the program)


biennale logoThe Ballarat International Foto Beinnale, the key focus of this year’s APSCON

For over 13 years, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has enriched the cultural landscape of regional Victoria and become the most significant, prestigious photographic arts festival in Australia.

Held every two years we showcase work from domestic and international artists that is new, previously unseen in Australia or contextualised afresh; and in our Open Program we foster the development of new artists. Alongside there are public programs and education programs comprising talks, workshops and prizes which round out a rich and diverse cultural event that attracts more than 26,000 people, delivering significant economic and cultural impact.

This year brings again outstanding photographic exhibitions in the Art Gallery of Ballarat where the major international exhibition will be held, plus a number of additional new and exciting photography exhibitions.

Full APSCON registrations will include one paid ticket to the International Photography Exhibition located in the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Lydiard Street.

The Mining Exchange just nearby will house an exciting photographic exhibition along with several other photographic exhibitions.

The new National Centre for Photography a short walk down Lydiard Street will be the venue for a number of additional photographic exhibitions and installations.

The major building’s in Ballarat will also house Fine Art exhibitions and photography displays of many different genres, these are all free entry.

And that’s just the Core Exhibition circuit, the Open exhibitions across Ballarat will host many more exciting and interesting photography collections, the Ballarat Biennale is an absorbing and inspiring experience that will enthral all photographers.

The APSCON Shuttle will take you from the Mercure Hotel to Ballarat Central and return daily on Thursday and Friday, giving every Delegate time to stroll this lovely city and the fantastic collections of renowned photography by Australian and International artists.

Further updates to the Biennale programme and announcements of the major artists will be made around June.

See more at ballaratfoto.org and take advantage of the APSCON program to experience all that the Biennale has to offer.

Gastro Pubs and Breweries

The pub is always a welcoming respite especially on winter days as an escape from the great outdoors. But while back in the day, we’d be happy with a plate of hot chips and a pint of ale, these days we expect a lot more.

Ballarat has become renowned for some of the best gastro pubs, offering fine food, great beer and local wine selections too. Also recognised for its crafted beer and amazing breweries, Ballarat is the place to explore to sample some of the amazing tastes.

 

 

NEW 4 DAY FORMAT

Two days of pre conference photographic opportunities and workshops

Two days of APSCON presentations with expert Keynote presenters

  • Two days of Biennale Exhibitions and local photography opportunities/workshops
  • Two days of Key Note presentations, APS presentations and business meetings
  • Emphasis on hands on photography in the field
  • Two days of excellent excursions
  • Tours and local photography opportunities
  • Raptors in flight
  • Ballarat wildlife park
  • Private photo session with the knights and wenches of Kryal
  • Castle and a special Mediaeval feast to follow
  • Portrait and glamour shoots
  • Punks in the alley
  • Golden canola fields waiting for you (seasonal)
  • Tour of the biennale international photographer exhibition
  • Core and fringe photography exhibitions throughout Ballarat

 

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