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Judges have chosen a portrait depicting the internal struggle of LGBTIQ Pacific Islander people as winner of the MELT Festival Portrait Prize. Brisbane photographer Dan Molloy’s Silenced in the Shadows was named Judge’s Choice at Brisbane Powerhouse on Friday night. He won a $1000 prize. Molloy (pictured) photographed Stevie for the portrait, who identifies as …

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Brisbane’s MELT queer arts festival has unveiled its 2019 program of events, performances and discussions. The 10-day festival runs from June 28 to July 7 at the Brisbane Powerhouse with a program celebrating LGBTIQ+ arts and culture and promoting visibility and inclusivity among the LGBTIQ+ community. MELT guest director Emily Gilhome said the festival would …

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 …

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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Queensland drag star Gayleen Tuckwood has been crowned the winner of this year’s Beauty Pageant at the MELT queer arts festival. The pageant returned this year to crown this year’s most gorgeous drag queen, drag king or transgender beauty, with contestants battling it out across three categories: Graceful Glamazons, Tremendous Talent and Costume with a …

MELT Festival Bare

The inclusive spirit of the MELT Festival and its celebration of queer diversity is reflected by the variety of artistic forms in the line-up. The MELT programme, running until Sunday, May 27, proves that ‘queer art’ is no longer simply a shorthand for presenting the tortured soul of the white gay man onstage. ‘Queerness’ at …

Brisbane Pride Choir

Past and present members of the Brisbane Pride Choir will reunite to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary with a special performance this Thursday. The group will celebrate both their milestone and last year’s “yes” vote for marriage equality at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the MELT queer arts festival. The choir will be joined …

Gavin Roach

Gavin Roach has been a powerhouse of one-man theatre since 2011’s smash-hit Confessions of a Grindr Addict. Roach’s subsequent shows—Any Womb Will Do and I Can’t Say the F Word—have celebrated sold-out seasons as well as hugely successful national and international tours. His latest offering, The Measure of a Man, forms an integral part of …

Bare The Musical

The contemporary pop-rock musical Bare is set to make its Brisbane debut at the upcoming queer arts festival MELT. The production tells the story of a group of high school students grappling with their sexuality at a Catholic boarding school in the early 2000s. While they’re being taught to repress their feelings, Peter and Jason …

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