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Reopening after lockdown #5:

The gallery is open on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 July for the final days of the KWM Contemporary First Nations Art Award exhibition.
The following exhibitions by Chloe Vallance, Hans van Weerd and Pimpisa Tinpalit open Tuesday 3 August.

Performances of Melbourne Shakespeare Company’s ‘King Lear’ will resume this Thursday 29 to Sunday 1 August.
Then we welcome 15 Minutes from Anywhere to the theatre from 4 August with ‘Just a Boy Standing in Front of a Girl’.

Support our Drive to Survive

Step. Float. Fly

Chloe Vallance
3 August - 14 August
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Jasper Ly & Peter Dumsday
19 August
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fortyfivedownstairs is a Melbourne based
not-for-profit theatre and gallery

showcasing independent visual art, theatre and music

fortyfivedownstairs is one of Melbourne’s most renowned and multi-faceted creative hubs

As an unfunded and not-for-profit organisation we support independent, experimental and thought-provoking art forms, striving to make money for artists – not from them.


fortyfivedownstairs acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which we gather to share art and performance, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We recognise the strength, pride and expression of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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