2019 Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year Mieke Boynton spent the majority of last year travelling to remote and exciting places for her photography.

Fairbanks Eye Gallery is proud to present 26 large works featuring stunning landscape and aerial photographs taken in Norway, Iceland, Madagascar, Germany, Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales, all during 2018 and featuring several that have won National and International Awards.

Together, we would like to invite you to the Official Exhibition Opening on Friday, November 8th at 6pm at Fairbanks Eye Gallery in Ballarat.

Date: Friday, November 8th
Time: 6pm
Location: Fairbanks Eye Gallery, 917a Sturt Street, Ballarat
Drinks and nibbles provided.

All are welcome! Come along, and bring a friend!

“Layers” © Mieke Boynton.








Ballarat International Foto Biennale – Mieke Boynton Photography Exhibition


WHO           Mieke Boynton

WHAT          SKYVIEW: Colours of Earth and Water

WHEN          Opening Saturday, 24 August 2019 2pm     Continuing through 20 October 2019

WHERE         Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat



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Mieke Boynton

AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019

In 2008, Mieke Boynton moved to the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia for a teaching job and instantly fell in love with the ancient, rugged landscape. She began capturing photographs as a way of sharing her appreciation with family and friends, and this quickly developed into a full-blown passion for landscape photography.

Since then, she has travelled the world seeking out beautiful, pristine landscapes, and her images beckon the viewer to immerse themselves in Nature’s beauty. In addition to her landscape images, Mieke specialises in Fine Art Abstract Aerial photography and her work has been highly acclaimed both in Australia and Internationally.

Mieke has been a member of the Australian Photographic Society (APS) since 2011 and was awarded the Grand Master distinction in 2016 and the Exhibitor’s Medal in 2017. She has received thirteen FIAP Gold medals from the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). She joined the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) in 2017, and in 2018 was named AIPP Victorian Travel Photographer of the Year.
This year, she was named the 2019 AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year.

Mieke recently settled back in the stunning Alpine Valleys of Victoria to be closer to her family, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge through presentations and workshops, and carrying out commissioned landscape and aerial work.

She exhibits regularly and shares her images, news, workshops and events on Facebook and Instagram.


Mieke Boynton Photography – Awards List

• AIPP Victorian Landscape Photographer of the Year 2019
• AIPP Epson Signature-Worthy Award – AIPP Victorian Professional Photography Awards 2019
• Top 101 – International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards – “Organic”
• Top 101 – International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards – “Floating”
• Finalist – Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year – “Ethereal”
• Finalist – Australian Contemporary Photography Prize – “The Water Tree”
• FIAP Gold Medal – 7th MIROC Digital Circuit 2019 (Norway) – “Eystrahorn”
• FIAP Gold Medal – Photo GRAFIS 2019 (Montenegro) – “Ice Cold”
• PSA Gold Medal – Photo GRAFIS 2019 (Montenegro) – “Moonlit Pencil Pine Reflections”
• GPU Gold Medal – 7th MIROC Digital Circuit 2019 (Serbia) – “Eystrahorn”
• VOAV Gold Medal – Trierenberg Super Circuit (Austria) – “Quiver Tree and Milky Way”
• FSS Gold Medal – New Year Circuit 2019 (Serbia) – “Intertidal Aerial Art”
• VAPS Gold Medal – 2019 Vigex Salon (Australia) – “Under the Lamplight”
• FIAP Silver Medal – Swiss International Photo Contest (Switzerland) – “Remnants”
• GRADAC PGI Silver Medal – Victory 2019 (Montenegro) – “Flight of the Flamingoes”
• Salon Bronze Medal – New Year Circuit 2019 (Serbia) – “Intertidal Aerial Art”
• Salon Bronze Medal – Tower Circuit 2019 (Serbia) – “Ice Cold”
• Salon Bronze Medal – Spring Clicks 2019 (Macedonia) – “Cathedral Gorge”
• Salon Bronze Medal – Annapurna International Salon 2019 – “Cathedral Gorge”
• Salon Bronze Medal – Swedish International Exhibition 2019 (Sweden) – “Angry Skies”


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“Sands of Time” © Mieke Boynton Miekeboyntonphotography


“Fire and Ice” © Mieke Boynton Miekeboyntonphotography


Photo by : John Conway


Mieke Boynton, Peter Fairbanks, Benjamin Fairbanks

Photo by : John Conway





WHO            Paul Blizzard

WHAT           Stretching Exhibition

WHEN           Opening Friday, 20 June 6pm – 8.30pm    Continuing through 19 July

WHERE          Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat

Please join us for Stretching! Bronze sculpture work by Paul Blizzard!!

This is a MUST ATTEND event!!! Paul has some amazing work and we look forward to having him in at Fairbanks Eye Gallery for yet another fantastic opening!!

Exhibition Opens 6pm Friday 20th June! the exhibition will run through to 1pm Saturday 19th July.

Drinks and nibbles available throughout the evening.

For a sneak peak check out Paul’s website for photos and further details on his work.

Also check this link for event updates!!

Looking forward to seeing you at the opening

Sneak Peak

Mark Collins – Recent Works

Opening: 6pm – 8pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

Dates: 3 – 31 May 2014



WHO               Phil Matthews

WHAT             Retrospective Exhibition

WHEN             Opening Friday, 4 October 6pm – 8.30pm    Continuing through 1 November

WHERE           Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat
Fairbanks Eye Gallery would like to invite you to Retrospective, the latest work from artist Phil Matthews.

Retrospective opens @ 6.00pm, Friday 4 October 2013 and runs to 1 November 2013 inclusive.

Phil Matthews
This exhibition encompasses Phil’s early paintings through to recent prints and mixed-media works which probe his personal, psychological responses. He merges tonal – symbolic colour, meticulous mark making and dreamlike scenarios with personalized semiotic objectives and figurative gesture.

These works map out interpersonal histories and psychologies. There is a key theme of rupture and connection. Nature verses conflicting elements of environs and occupiers. Phil continues to develop unique works of dedicated quality which encapsulate personal observations and interpretations with a modicum of dark humor.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening and feel free to bring friends.


Preview: 6.00pm Friday June 7 2013

8 June 2013 – 5 July 2013



Art/Work: Making Ballarat A Creative City


WHO               Andrew Brisbane, Julie Collins, Jonathon Harris, Daniel

Henderson, Anne Holloway, Bill Hutcheson, Deborah Klein,

Kiri Smart

WHAT             Art/Work    A group exhibition of work by eight artists whose

day jobs involve the City of Ballarat

WHEN                         Opening Friday, 7 June 6 – 8pm    Continuing through 5 July

WHERE            Fairbanks Eye Gallery   917a Sturt Street  Ballarat

By day a mild-mannered City of Ballarat employee:  working with community members, supporting and implementing the many activities of our fair city – but by night a creative dynamo:  writing, drawing, painting, sculpting, filming, singing, dancing, composing, photographing, performing, printing…

Most artists have day jobs, and for those participating in Art/Work, that day job involves customer service and community consultation. Eight Council workers – ranging from Unit Managers to Program Coordinators to Service Staff – have come together for this inaugural survey of the talent hidden behind the ubiquitous Council swipe card. Each draws from a different arts discipline, each has an intriguing story to tell about the professional evolution that brought them to Ballarat, and all enjoy a diverse creative life in their off-hours.

Art/Work is where those staffers put their bone fides on the table, demonstrating the inspiration that feeds the work that is shaping Ballarat as a truly 21st Century Creative City.  As eclectic as its participants, the resulting Art/Work includes paintings, performance video, photography, cartooning, publishing, sculpture, and dimensional illustration. And this show is but the tip of the iceberg that is the talent and innovative thinking at work in Ballarat.

“From North to South” – Tamara Bekier.

4 May 2013 to 31 May 2013

Tamara Bekier

Born in Russia, her odyssey began during the Second World War when she was taken to Germany and confronted with experiences no child should have to witness. During this time she was subjected to medical experiments, cold, hunger and unimaginable degradation. The humiliation of that time has left its legacy and Tamara’s need to paint instinctively about the displaced, the dispossessed and the plight of women. More often than not her inspiration is drawn from a memory of fear, human endurance and, above all, human kindness.

An accomplished, mature artist, Tamara has held exhibitions extensively throughout Australia, has been recognised by peers through numerous art awards, and has her work represented in private collections all over the world.

‘The circle of my life is closing fast. I feel that my recent works, finally, reflect my long and tumultuous journey.’

“Unique Visions” – Polish posters.

5 April 2013 to 26 April 2013.

Polish film, theatre and exhibition posters from the 1970s to the 90s

All posters are original and for sale at from $35 to $95..

Fairbanks Eye Gallery will showcase a large number of extraordinary original posters from the world-famous ‘Polish School of the Poster’. The posters are the work of more than twenty renowned artists including Lenica, Majewski, Mlodozeniec, Pagowski, Rosocha, Swierzy, Sawka, Stasys, Sadowski, Starowieyski and Walkuski.

Next Exhibition:

“Look out” – drawings by Geoff Todd. 6.00pm Friday February 1 – 23 2013.  All welcome
































Geoff at work.




A recent ABC television interview with Geoff Todd:


Exhibition: South Street Art Studio 6.00pm Sat December 1 – 21 2012. Everyone welcome.