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Benjamin Law Faustina Agolley-portraits Archibald Prize 2019

Queensland-born author Benjamin Law and TV presenter Faustina Agolley are among the well-known Australians depicted in portraits chosen as finalists in this year’s Archibald Prize. The Archibald Prize is the country’s oldest and most popular art prize and is awarded each year to a portrait “preferentially of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, …

MELT Festival Portrait Prize winners 2018

Submissions are open now for this year’s Portrait Prize at the Brisbane Powerhouse’s annual queer arts festival MELT. MELT is an annual extravaganza of queer arts and culture, showcasing local and international actors, cabaret and circus performers, dancers, photographers, artists, rock stars, and comedians. The festival’s annual Portrait Prize will return this year to celebrate …

Pride Queer Art Exhibition

There’s just a few days left to peruse and purchase a piece of locally-produced queer art at QNews Magazine’s first queer art exhibition. Held as part of Brisbane’s Pride Month celebrations, the event has been a free showcase for local LGBTIQ artists to help lift their profiles and sell their work. All artworks in the …

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The young people from Fortitude Valley-based Open Doors Youth Service are hosting an art exhibition to celebrate Pride Month in Brisbane. The organisation’s Odyssey Art Exhibition and Fundraiser will be held at Betty’s Espresso and Bar in South Brisbane on Thursday (September 20) to raise money for Open Doors’ PRIDE Art Therapy Program. The PRIDE …

Melt festival

Brisbane celebrated its diverse queer community last month through a series of visual and performance art during the annual MELT Festival. The festival, presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse, invited visual artists from all backgrounds to enter the annual MELT Portrait Prize, with shortlisted entries displayed at the Powerhouse throughout May and June. The winner of …

Courtney Barnett

A portrait of ARIA-winning indie musician Courtney Barnett is among the finalists for this year’s prestigious Archibald Prize. Barnett was captured by friend Melissa Grisancich, who painted the portrait after spending time at Barnett’s home taking photographs and doing sketches. “I’m a big fan of her music with its unique mix of rock, folk, indie …