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Fighting not dancing exhibition examines homophobia

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Artists eager to get involved in next year’s MELT Festival have less than two weeks to submit their ideas and pitches for burlesque, theatre, cabaret, music, visual arts, forum, panel and conversation pieces. MELT is the Brisbane Powerhouse’s annual extravaganza of queer arts and culture, showcasing local and international actors, cabaret and circus performers, dancers, …

Pride Queer Art Exhibition

Looking for a locally-produced piece of queer art for your wall? QNews Magazine is hosting an exhibition of local queer artists’ work to celebrate Pride Month this month. The first Q-Art Pride Exhibition will be launched on September 14 as a free showcase for LGBTIQ artists and queer artwork to help lift their profiles and …

Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks

A Kuku Midigi man of the eastern Cape York Rainforest, Arone’s first art training was of a traditional nature, learnt from his grandfather and other elders. The First Nations peoples of the Cape York rainforest lived in the most densely populated area of Australia prior to the arrival of Europeans. Their numbers were decimated in …

QNews the myx queer art exhibition

 QNews Magazine will host a queer art exhibition to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane in September. This year’s Pride Festival kicks off on September 8. The Queer Art Exhibition launches on September 14 as a free showcase for LGBTIQ artists and queer artwork to help lift their profiles and sell their work. QNews Magazine is …

The permanent art installation celebrating the LGBTIQ community at New Farm's Neighbourhood Centre is set to be repaired after recent vandal damage

The permanent art installation celebrating the LGBTIQ community at New Farm’s Neighbourhood Centre is set to be repaired after recent vandal damage. The artwork was created by Lismore artist Karl de Waal in 2014 to celebrate the spirit and diversity of Brisbane’s LGBTIQ community. Earlier this month, vandals removed a copper plaque that contained meaningful …

Tom of Finland

The iconic gay artist Tom of Finland has been honoured by the Finnish government with his very own emoji. The government says it became the first country in the world to release its own set of “national Emojis” in 2015, and they’ve just added seven new ones, including leather daddy Tom. The artist “made, and …

melt festival portrait prize queer artists brisbane powerhouse

The two winners of the 2017 MELT Festival’s Portrait Prize have been announced. On Friday afternoon, the top Judges Prize was awarded to Scottish-Australian artist Lesley Turnbull’s “Throw Like a Girl: The Tomboy Project” (pictured, left). According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a tomboy is “a girl who enjoys rough, noisy activities traditionally associated with …

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