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Joe Whyte

In Waking Hours

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Joe Whyte In Waking Hours 13 February - 9 March 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Free ...fleeting moments in the life of the city... In Waking Hours presents an evocative collection of Melbourne-inspired streetscape paintings from 2023 National Emerging Art Prize winner Joe Whyte. Drawing inspiration from the…

Brodie Murray

The Whisper

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

In this story of courage and bravery directed by Maryanne Sam ('Coconut Woman', Yirramboi Festival), a tip-off sparks a journey of Indigenous family survival, made by horse and cart under the cover of dark. Set against the racialized backdrop of 1940s Australia, a Ngarrindjeri family must make the impossible choice to leave home and country forever. “I wanted to write this play to honour family, legacy, the stories of survival of people from South Eastern Australia, and to honour my Nan and her journey” says playwright Brodie Murray.

The Ninth Floor

Milked

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Paul is trying to find a job. Snowy is trying to find himself. Fate, in the form of a cow named Sandy, has other plans. Iain Sinclair ('A View From The Bridge', MTC) directs the Australian premiere of Longman’s heartfelt black comedy, featuring Laurence Boxhall ('The Mousetrap', Comedy Theatre) and William McKenna ('Harry Potter and the Cursed Child').

Coady Green and fortyfivedownstairs

fortyfivedownstairs Chamber Music Festival 2024

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Following the success of the inaugural Chamber Music Festival in March 2023, renowned pianist Coady Green has again curated a diverse program of 14 events, including multiple Australian premieres, collaborations with Lyric Opera and the Wilin Centre, and performances from an incredible lineup of artists such as pianist Michael Leslie, soprano Antoinette Halloran, actors Helen Morse and Paul English, and ensembles Songmakers Australia and the Divisi Chamber Singers.

Jason Reekie

The Unknown Swimmer

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jason Reekie The Unknown Swimmer 13 - 23 March 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: The Unknown Swimmer, Jason ReekieMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Louise Tyler

Secret Places

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Louise Tyler Secret Places 26 March - 6 April 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Free amorphous swathes of watercolour that reveal ponds, seaweed, a beach, moonlight and farmland The exhibition, Secret Places, features a row of white-framed pictures on paper, an oil painting on canvas, and eight…

Jane Sinclair

Sad Stories in Paint: The end of one career…

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jane Sinclair Sad Stories in Paint: The end of one career... 26 March - 6 April 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: courtesy of Jane SinclairMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Sofiya Kirsanova, Emily Beauchamp, Will Clarke, Joshua Dema, and Belinda Liew

Schubert String Quintet

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Experience one of the greatest Chamber works ever composed in this unique performance of the Schubert String Quintet. Be immersed in a world of sublime lyrical euphoria and dark, profoundly unsettling angst as the struggle between life and death unfolds in the most extraordinary music ever written.

Mn'JAM experiment

Mn’JAM experiment

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Mn’JAM experiment is an audio-visual project that uses technology in art to push boundaries. It’s not just a musical show because JAM (the visual artist) also plays images, plays lasers and plays lights. It’s not just a light show because music is being interpreted, improvised, and so are the lights. It’s not just electronic music although most sounds being generated are pretty much electronic and it’s not jazz although there is a ton of complex harmonies, rhythms, and a fair bit of improvisation on top of that. It’s a hybrid show that encapsulates the essence of cross art forms.

Rebecca Gulinello

All Roads Lead to Rome

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

The 2023 Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Bel Canto Award Winner, Rebecca Gulinello, presents a benefit and farewell concert as she embarks on her European journey.

Kenny Phan

Finding Solace in Remote Sands

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Kenny Phan Finding Solace in Remote Sands 9 - 20 April 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Free a personal reflection on oneself and the desire to find the inner comfort within solitude Finding Solace in Remote Sands explores the feeling of solitude within oneself to unearth their…

Geoffrey Falk, Andrew Scollo & Sally Vivian

Seeing Light

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Geoffrey Falk, Andrew Scollo & Sally Vivian Seeing Light 9 - 20 April 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeWith paintings by Geoffrey Falk and Andrew Scollo, and installation by Sally Vivian. Image caption: On Country by Geoffrey FalkMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Adrian Todd Zuniga

Literary Death Match Melbourne

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

'Literary Death Match', now in 73 cities worldwide, brings together a mix of four brilliant writers to read their most electric writing for five minutes or less before a live audience and a panel of three all-star judges.

Mackey, Darling & Collaborators

The Exact Dimensions of Hell

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

It’s 1998. Deep in the Australian suburbs, we meet a fourteen year old girl who wants to be a witch, and an older man who claims he can teach her how. Directed by Alice Darling ('The Fence', Darebin Speakeasy), and featuring Matilda Gibbs and internationally acclaimed theatre-maker Daniel Schlusser, Mackey’s unflinching play demands a new narrative of gender, agency, and power.

Chris Orr

Motherboard

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Chris Orr Motherboard 23 April - 4 May 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Served Bold, Chris Orr, pigment inks on Canson Aquarelle rag, 90 x 112cmMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Gavin Brown

Grand Tour

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Gavin Brown Grand Tour 23 April - 4 May 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Grand Tour 3, Gavin Brown, oil on canvas, 122 x 152cmMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

theCoalface

WAY

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Written and performed by Sally McKenzie ('Mortified', Nine Network), directed by Sean Mee ('Box the Pony', Sydney Opera House), with sound design by J. David Franzke, 'WAY' (included on the 2024 VCE Drama Playlist) uses filmed sequences and live performance to interweave the fictional journey of a documentary filmmaker with the lived experiences of four homeless women. “If you love theatre, see this” (Stage Whispers).

Amanda Johnson

Stranglehold: Colonial Heat

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amanda Johnson Stranglehold: Colonial Heat 7 May - 1 June 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage Captions: New Gloveresque: Tailings Lake, Tarkayna, Amanda Johnson, 2023, oil and acrylic polymer on canvas, 122 x 122cm Stranglehold: Colonial Heat, Cape Otway, Amanda Johnson, 2023, oil and acrylic polymer on…

Victoria McGinness

NOTHING TO SEE HERE

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Victoria McGinness NOTHING TO SEE HERE 7 - 18 May 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Free ...utilising the embodied energy of pre-existing objects... A first exhibition from Victoria McGinness, ‘NOTHING TO SEE HERE’, features a collection of vivid embroideries, typographic studies and paintings made from second-hand materials.…

MUST and Bloomshed

We’re Banking On It!

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Ten years after the MUST production that launched the Bloomshed ensemble ('Animal Farm', Darebin Speakeasy), these award-winning theatre companies return to create a world class pyramid scheme with this reprised corruption of Gogol’s 'The Government Inspector'. A live theatrical seminar for the savvy entrepreneur, this is the only show that promises to double your investment (disclaimers abound)!

Calamity Practice

Carpet and Sand / 100 Reasons for War

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Two plays, one cast, a gorilla, and a dozen or so sheep. Presented by Calamity Practice, directed by Green Room Award winner Bob Pavlich ('The Winter’s Tale', La Mama), and performed by a cast of eight, this double bill of Australian plays blends the dramatic and the absurd in a search for truth and reason within the chaos. Both plays will be performed back-to-back on Saturdays and Sundays.

Katrina Rhodes

Prescription windows and magic beans

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Katrina Rhodes Prescription windows and magic beans 2024 collection 4 - 14 June 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Rubber Ducky Sento – I want to take a bath that smells like wonder, Katrina Rhodes, acrylic on cotton, 175 x 170cmMore details coming soonMore details coming…

Kadimah Yiddish Theatre

Shrapnel

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

A celebration of performer Natalie Gamsu’s ('A Very Jewish Christmas Carol', MTC) strange and fearless life journey as she searches for meaning through diabolically funny and deeply personal anecdotes of tsuris, the yiddish word for pain. An evening of touching and highly entertaining storytelling directed by Stephen Nicolazzo ('Vampire Lesbians of Sodom') and featuring songs performed in Yiddish, Spanish, and English.

Michael Pearce

Aboreal

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Michael Pearce Aboreal 18 June - 13 July 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage Caption: Arboreal series, Michael Pearce, 2023, pastel on Velin Arches 300gsm paper, 40 x 31.3 cmMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Clive Jones

more than this

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Clive Jones more than this 18 - 29 June 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Crassus, Clive Jones, 2022, oil on canvas, 66 x 112cmMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Pot Kettle Black Productions

Recollection

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Olivia, a mother, pieces her late teenage daughter Molly’s life into a perfume. Directed by Cathy Hunt ('What Every Girl Should Know', Brunswick Mechanics), this surprising new queer work offers a sensory experience for audiences, employing scent to capture the play’s delicate interpretation of grief, decay, and blooming.

fortyfivedownstairs presents

Emerging Artist Award 2024

fortyfivedownstairs presents emerging artist award 2024 16 - 27 July 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Freefortyfivedownstairs presents the eighth annual Emerging Artist Award 2024. It is a pleasure to announce that fortyfivedownstairs will once again be filled with the work of emerging artists for a multi-disciplinary exhibition that explores our…

Nightingale Opera

Two Remain

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Based on the true stories of Holocaust survivors Krystyna Zywulska, a Polish dissident, and Gad Beck, a Jewish gay man, this production of renowned composer Jake Heggie’s 'Two Remain' is an exciting collaboration with Nightingale Opera in the USA, and an important reminder of the enduring power of love and humanity.

Joanne Gamvros

Colour Existéncia

Joanne Gamvros Colour Existéncia ’The lights flickered and changed colour’ COLOUR Oxford Dictionary 30 July - 10 August 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage Caption: Post Covid Singapore Central Market, Joanne Gamvros, 2022More details coming soonMore details coming soon

Melinda Ly

Soulscape

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melinda Ly Soulscape 30 July - 10 August 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Inner Landscape, Melinda LyMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Bloomshed

The Importance of Being Earnest

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

This delightfully self-aware adaptation transforms Wilde’s irreverent satire into a salacious display of gross indecency. Welcome to the Wilde side in Bloomshed’s latest take-down of high society. From the collective behind 2023’s acclaimed, high-octane productions of 'Animal Farm' (Darebin Speakeasy) and 'A Dodgeball Named Desire', 'Earnest' is a delicious mix of diatribe, dance breaks, and debauchery.

Michele Burder

At the still point

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Michele Burder At the still point 13 - 24 August 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Park Walk, Michele Burder, oil on panel, 51 x 51cmMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

St Albans Secondary College

Showcase: St Albans Secondary College VCE Art and Technology Students

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Albans Secondary College Showcase: St Albans Secondary College VCE Art and Technology Students 13 - 24 August 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Detail of a group work completed at Spacecraft Studios, 2024, silk screen print on canvas, 160 x 160cmMore details coming soonMore details…

fortyfivedownstairs

Milk and Blood

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Following the success of 'kerosene' and 'SIRENS', Nichol continues his anthology series exploring love and loneliness across Australia with two new works written for and performed by Brigid Gallacher ('In The Club', Theatreworks) and Charles Purcell ('Apokalypsis', The Substation). Milk and Blood both present unflinching examinations of violence and desire, shame and self-sabotage, and the power of redemption.

Josie Lowerson

Just a Sheila

Josie Lowerson Just a Sheila 27 August - 7 September 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Expectations, Domestic Torso series, Josie Lowerson, stringybark and paint, 100cm H, 21kgMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

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