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tom of finland art gay

Legendary gay artist Tom of Finland and his erotic art are being celebrated on what would be his 100th birthday today (May 8). The artist, born Touko Laaksonen in Finland in 1920, gained a global gay following for his muscle-bound, leather-clad homoerotica at a time when being gay was illegal. After serving in World War …

equality australia queer love in livestream

Equality Australia is holding a special livestream event featuring a lineup of local queer artists to bring the community together this weekend. The LGBTIQ advocacy organisation will showcase queer artists in the virtual event, Queer Love In, to raise funds for their campaigning. Spokesperson Paige Burton explained the Queer Love In will bring LGBTIQ+ artists …

Dickelangelo

It takes a lot to stand out on a platform where people perform nearly every legal sex act known to humankind and then some. However, Brent Ray Fraser, the artist formerly known as Dickelangelo stands out by an unusual combination of two elements that do often go together. Art and nudity. But he doesn’t necessarily …

melbourne gay artist paul yore north wales mostyn gallery

Warning: nudity Gay Melbourne artist Paul Yore has said he’s “devastated” a provocative artwork has been misinterpreted and pulled from an exhibition in Wales. Yore entered his artwork Taste The Feeling in a competition at Mostyn Gallery in North Wales. The gallery selected it from hundreds of submissions as a finalist. But visitors complained the …

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 …

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