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The House That Jack Built

17 November, 2023 - 9 December, 2023

17 November – 9 December 2023

Tuesday – Friday: 12pm – 7pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 4pm

admission: Free

…a journey of outer and inner reflections…

A descent into the mind of madness.

The House That Jack Built is an immersive photoprose exhibition featuring original fine art photography and accompanying writing that explores the hypothetical story behind an abandoned farmhouse in Adelaide.

The experience follows the downward spiral of Jack, whose opportunistic acquisition of the vacant land and building of a house leads to hauntings by a ‘moor ghost’ that plagues his nights and mocks his attempts to grow wheat. Believing the land and himself damned, the challenges of drought and the dark reaches of his own mind force an ultimate tragic act in an act of spite against the spectre that haunts him.

It’s a journey of outer and inner reflections, exploring the fragmenting of mind and sanity during times of adversity, when hopes and dreams transgress into nightmares.

Artist Statement

“Through combining writing and photography I seek to shed light on mystery sensations we experience in certain spaces. Gut feelings, a sixth sense, ethereal sensations, a shiver down the spine. What makes spaces magical? Foreboding? Beautiful? Remiss? Via the lens I hunt cracks in the doorways of life which provide a glimpse of what’s beyond and approximate hidden truths I see through written word.
Building upon this with an extensive background in experiential reality technologies, I look to transform exhibitions into immersive environments that reflect sentiments of the captured spaces and build abstract layers that complement the core narrative theme.”

– Darren Vukasinovic

Beyond Mind’s Shadow

Friday 8th December
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Large and Small Gallery

Free Entry, Optional Donation
Booking Required, Limited Spots Available (see link:
Beverages Provided

Join us on Friday 8th December from 5:30pm – 8pm for an evening at fortyfivedownstairs alongside the immersive exhibition “The House That Jack Built”. Building on the themes in the poetic narrative of the exhibition itself, the event will feature poetry, music and dialogue centric to themes of mental health, loneliness and isolation.

The talented DJ Jasmine Speers (@jasmine_speers_music) will kick off the night from 5:30pm performing a set inspired by the dark and isolated themes of the exhibition itself. I’ll then host from 6:15pm starting with shedding light on my inspiration behind the installation, and am super excited to share some new original pieces written especially for the night.

Singer/songwriter Dan Cully (@dancully_music) will be performing a range of originals and covers on themes of isolation and hope, and you’ll hear original spoken word poetry, prose and perspectives from inspirational local writers Neha Kumar ( and Harjyot Kaur (@hotgglue), with DJ Jasmine also taking the mic to share some original poetry of her own.

To wrap out the evening personal development coach Sam Berry (@earthsamlove) is joining us to share insights on mental health, and useful tools and resources to identify and deal with our struggles.

FREE entry (optional donation) with limited tickets available. Hugely grateful to the talented artists who’ve come together to help curate this event, and to those coming and showing their support for the themes and artists.

We hope to see you there x


17 November, 2023
9 December, 2023
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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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03 9662 9966
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03 9662 9966


Darren Vukasinovic
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