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MELT Festival: Moving story behind 2019 Portrait Prize winner

Judges chose a portrait depicting the internal struggle of LGBTIQ Pacific Islander people as the winner of the MELT Festival Portrait Prize 2019. 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. Dan’s subject Stevie identifies as LGBTIQ and is also …

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Here’s nine of the highlights at this year’s MELT queer arts festival

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 …

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Louan Walker wins Melt Portrait Prize

Local Brisbane artist Louan Walker took out the 2018 Melt Portrait Prize People’s Choice Award with a painting inspired by a gay, stay-at-home dad. Melt Festival, presented by the Brisbane Powerhouse, invited visual artists from all backgrounds to enter the annual MELT Portrait Prize. Shortlisted entries are displayed at the Powerhouse throughout May and June. …

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This Year’s MELT Festival Has Launched With A Feast For Your Senses

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 …

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MELT Festival Performer Gavin Roach Opens Up About Sex, Body Image And Shame

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 …

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Queer Pop-Rock Musical ‘Bare’ To Make Brisbane Debut At MELT Festival

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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The Lineup For This Year’s MELT Queer Arts Festival Is Here

One of Brisbane’s biggest celebrations of LGBTIQ culture and diversity, the MELT Festival, is sashaying back to the Brisbane Powerhouse in May. Organisers have unveiled the festival’s 2018 program, featuring a lineup of more than 20 productions and events across 11 nights of revelry, starting on May 17 to coincide with IDAHOT, the International Day …

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Entries Now Open For The MELT Festival’s Beauty Pageant And Portrait Prize

Entries are now open for two of the upcoming queer arts festival MELT’s most popular events. The MELT Festival is the Brisbane Powerhouse’s annual extravaganza of queer arts and culture, showcasing local and international actors, rock stars, dancers, photographers, artists, comedians and circus performers. And one of the festival’s most popular events, the MELT Beauty …

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Queer Artists win 2017 MELT Festival Portrait Prize

Lesley Turnbull and Kenn Santos are announced as the winners of the 2017 MELT Festival’s Portrait Prize. Lesley Turnbull Scottish-Australian artist Lesley Turnbull took out the Judge’s Prize with Throw Like a Girl: The Tomboy Project. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a tomboy is “a girl who enjoys rough, noisy activities traditionally associated with …

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