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    Photo Credit: Savannah van der Niet

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    Photo Credit: Savannah van der Niet

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    Photo Credit: Savannah van der Niet

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    Photo Credit: Savannah van der Niet


The Bowery Haus

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Friends, lovers and beautiful strangers! Join us to celebrate MELT at The Bowery Haus, a costume party celebrating inclusivity, self-expression and one of Australia’s most legendary queer icons, Leigh Bowery.

Come as your interpretation of the Australian icon for this dazzling fashion/ costume dance party extravaganza featuring Brisbane’s best DJs.

We invite all lovers of dressing up to join this free event and remember that channelling Leigh is not about expensive clothes, but about creativity and a radical spirit. Prizes for most creative looks.

In collaboration with local fashion gang, The Stitchery Collective and musical overlord, Sullivan.

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The Stitchery Collective is a Brisbane based design collective.

While situated in the field of fashion, our collaborative practice functions outside the traditional modes of fashion design, production and display, arguing for inclusivity and accessibility, with a participatory focus. We regularly work within the context of the art gallery or museum, creating interactive installations, facilitating fashion and craft focused public programing, and hosting community engagement events.

We are inspired by the potential of creative design practice to connect individuals and develop vibrant and inclusive communities. We share a common feeling that the culture of fashion can be simultaneously joyous, meaningful, and beautiful, and that clothing is meant to be felt and experienced, not just watched and bought. Collectively we prioritise the social and cultural aspects of fashion and as such our works actively invite community participation through such things as the sharing of stories, the creation of their own work or individualised experiences.

Individually our interests are diverse—including installation, costume making and design, fashion exhibition and curation, research, innovative fashion design, education and performance making, and our work draws upon these multiple design and creative perspectives. We are united by our commitment to a critical and ethical engagement with fashion amid broader social issues, and our creative practice is given further depth and rigour through a shared research focus, which results in collaboratively written papers, articles and conference presentations.


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 on performance days.

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. 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.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.