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benjamin law archibald prize art portrait

Artists’ portraits of Benjamin Law and Courtney Act are among the finalists for this year’s prestigious Archibald Portrait Prize. The Archibald Prize is the country’s oldest and most popular art prize and is awarded each year to a portrait depicting someone “distinguished in art, letters, science or politics.” The Art Gallery of NSW unveiled the …

Silhouettes

Silhouettes: Fashion in the Shadow of HIV/AIDS is on at Adelaide’s David Roche Museum until June 18. Ben-Hur spoke with curator and fashion historian Skye Bartlett. Ben-Hur (he/him/they) @wani_niyama is a cultural intermediary and multidisciplinary arts practitioner with a passion for brand development, community activism, and LGBTIQA+ advocacy. A Peer Support and Community Educator at Relationships …

andy warhol netflix the andy warhol diaries ryan murphy docuseries

Netflix has released the first trailer for The Andy Warhol Diaries, a new Ryan Murphy-produced docuseries exploring the gay artist’s life. The six-part series chronicles the life of the enigmatic pop art icon, and brings to life Warhol’s own written diaries. “Andy Warhol’s name, work, and legacy is known the world over,” Netflix said. “But …

romaine brooks december 7

On December 7, 1970, 96-year-old painter Romaine Brooks died in France. Mainly a portraitist, she achieved renown for subdued paintings of defiantly androgynous women often attired in traditionally male clothing. The artist donated many works to the Smithsonian American Art Museum where they remain in the permanent collection. The painter’s alcoholic father deserted the family …

hobart street art tasmania LGBTIQA+ history

Hobart civic dignitaries joined LGBTIQA+ community representatives last month to unveil street art celebrating Tasmania’s LGBTIQA+ history. Hobart Lord Mayor Anna Reynolds, and former Lord Mayor Rob Valentine, joined members of the LGBTIQA+ communities for the unveiling of a signal box painted by local artist Katelyn Geard. Scenes commemorating significant milestones in LGBTIQA+ Tasmanian history …

melt festival brisbane powerhouse candy surprise melt portrait prize patt hall drag queen

A portrait of local drag star Candy Surprise by Brisbane artist Pat Hall has won the MELT Festival’s queer Portrait Prize at Brisbane Powerhouse. The queer arts festival MELT has officially launched at Brisbane Powerhouse for 2021. The festival runs for 11 days of performing arts and cultural events at the venue. The annual MELT …

Cairns-based artist Arone Meeks

Cairns’ LGBTIQ and arts communities have mourned the death of Indigenous artist Arone Meeks, who passed away last week. The Cairns Indigenous Art Fair director died peacefully in hospital last Wednesday (May 5) after a short battle with cancer. Meeks was 64. The Kuku Imidiji man grew up in the Cape York town of Laura. …

melt festival brisbane powerhouse

The team behind Queensland LGBTIQ+ arts and culture extravanganza, the MELT Festival, have announced the date the event will return in 2021. The annual 12-day festival was sadly cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during a bruising year for Australia’s entire arts industry. But the Brisbane Powerhouse’s extravaganza of queer theatre, cabaret, music, art, storytelling …

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 …

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