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After the Fire

7 June - 18 June

7 June – 18 June 2022

hours:
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
Evenings: Tuesday & Friday 6pm – 8pm
admission: Free

Trying to make sense of this bizarre and difficult time, Gavin turned his focus to hope.

Gavin Brown, After the Fire 2, oil on canvas, 122 x 122cm.

Gavin Brown, Natives in a Vase 25, oil on canvas, 76 x 92cm.

From the end of 2019 into the beginning of 2020, fuelled by years of severe drought, massive bushfires ravaged much of
Australia. Their aftermath had a devastating impact on people and the land. Thoughts of recovery seemed far from our
control. To make sense of it all, Gavin Brown painted a work called After the Fire – an attempt to find beauty amidst the
chaos of the crisis.

And then coronavirus hit. The artist spent the majority of Melbourne’s lockdown in his studio, looking outward. Once again,
everything appeared so ugly. Trying to make sense of this bizarre and difficult time, Gavin turned his focus to hope. Instead
of dwelling on the destruction he chose to concentrate on the regrowth of Australia’s flowering gums and native flowers. In
response to this, he set about creating optimistic artworks out of that time of devastation.

After the Fire aims to bring a series of works that inspire confidence in the resilience of humankind and the regrowth of
nature.

Details

Start:
7 June
End:
18 June
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Venue

fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Phone:
03 9662 9966
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Organiser

fortyfivedownstairs
Phone:
03 9662 9966
Email:
info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

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Artist
Gavin Brown
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