Rob Imhoff, Part of an ongoing series: 'Pissing Santa' Christmas cards. Sydney Opera House, NSW (1992).

Delivering what is regarded as his 'double act' as part of this year’s Ballarat International Foto Biennale Open Program, Rob Imhoff has returned to deliver a new set of works for this event. 

“After some thought I decided that it would be wonderful opportunity to exhibit images in the public arena, and both venues had a natural, warm archival environment," he says. 

Rob Imhoff says it was too good an opportunity to overlook and he came up with two different proposals from his vast archive that now spans 63 years.

His works are also featured at the FORGE Pizzeria and 1816 BAKEHOUSE locations. With FORGE Pizzeria, Imhoff will be exhibiting the full collection of his Santa Pissing Christmas cards.

Rob Imhoff, Kodak 'Chamelion', 1985 (Puppeteer Ron Mueck)

Throughout the 1980’s, Imhoff had commented on how bad most Christmas cards were and that Christmas itself was over commercialised.

Anticipated to be one of the most recognised photographer and filmmaker at the Biennale, Rob began his career as a stills photographer in the late 1960's and expanded into film-making in the late 1970's.

Catch the full listings of his work and photography at this year's Ballarat International Foto Biennale!


Dates: 24 August - 20 October 2019

Location: 12 Lydiard St North, Ballarat 3350

Times: 10am - 6pm (Mon - Sun daily)

Ballarat Foto Biennale Website

Rob Imhoff's Website