• 2018_MELT_PotraitPrize_CallOut_Image Credit_2017 Melt Portrait Prize winner_Lesley Turnbull
  • 2018_MELT_PotraitPrize_CallOut_Image Credit_2017 Melt Portrait Prize winner_Lesley Turnbull


MELT Portrait Prize

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Now in its third year, the MELT Portrait Prize is an opportunity for visual artists across the globe to celebrate their heroes in the LGBTI+ Community.

During MELT a selection of shortlisted artworks submitted by artists from Brisbane and beyond will be exhibited in the annual MELT Portrait Prize, with the overall winner to be announced during the Festival and will receive $1000 in prize money.

WANT TO ENTER? The subject of the portrait must be a member of the global LGBTI+ community. However, you as the artist, do not necessarily have to identify as LGBTI+, so everyone is welcome!

For full specifications, entry details and prize details, visit: brisbanepowerhouse.org/meltportraitprize

Submissions close Monday March 19 2018. Be sure to vote in the Facebook People’s Choice Award during MELT.

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm every day.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Watt Restaurant + Bar. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

There is a wide array of accommodation close to our venue that caters to every budget. Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp HotelSofitel BrisbaneKirribilli Riverfront ApartmentsEdward Lodge and Heal House for both short term and longer visits.