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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: Free People moved through this landscape for many thousands of years treading lightly on the land and taking care of it With paintings by Geoffrey Falk and Andrew Scollo,…

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: Free Every feature is a straight line, a toxic slurry of motherboards creating a colonising infestation over the human form Humanity has an inherent need for validation, manifested in the creation of reflective images…

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: Free  tumbling and falling and creating new compositions organically, as if they’ve just been dug up and are speaking to us from the ancient world. ARTIST STATEMENT Inspiration can strike anywhere. It is…

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: Free The resulting mashups of colonial imagery and wild colour fashion a strange and disquieting beauty Stranglehold: Colonial Heat presents uncanny landscapes by Glover Prize and Hadley Prize shortlistee Amanda Johnson. The…

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)!

Misseu

Collection One

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Misseu Collection One 21 May - 1 June 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage Caption: Untitled by Ribal HosnMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

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 1: Rubber Ducky Sento – I want to take a bath that smells like wonder, Katrina Rhodes, 2022, acrylic on cotton, 180 x 175cm (framed) Image 2: Been…

Stephen (Stefano) Ives

Chained to an Idiot

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stephen (Stefano) Ives Chained to an Idiot Paintings, drawings and sculpture by Stephen (Stefano) Ives 4 June - 15 June 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Free ... a seasoned sculptor grappling with the complexities of aging, desire, and the ever-present shadow of mortality... This exhibition delves into…

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

Arboreal

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Michael Pearce Arboreal 18 June - 13 July 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeA series of pastel and paper embossed drawings in praise of trees. The Arboreal series of pastel and paper embossed drawings developed from my first visit to Wilson’s Promontory in late 2019 where I…

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: FreeMore details coming soon... Image 1: Crassus, Clive Jones, 2022, oil on canvas, 66 x 112cm Image 2: Flowers of Carnage 1, Clive Jones, 2023, oil on canvas, 71.5 x 112cm Image 3:…

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.

NH Architecture

Brand New

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

NH Architecture Brand New 2 July - 13 July 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm Tuesday and Friday evenings: 6pm - 8pm admission: Free how do you make something Brand New? Architecture is traditionally described through the lens of form and space. But architecture also occupies time. In this…

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: FreeIt is our pleasure to announce that entries for the ninth annual fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award are now open! The Emerging Artist Award at fortyfivedownstairs is a proven catalyst for ongoing recognition…

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

Lea Rose

Wilding

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lea Rose Wilding 27 August - 7 September 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Passage to Rewilding, 2024, Canola Field with Wheat, Mallee, Victoria, edition of 5+, A/P digital pigment print on cotton rag paper, 80 x 120cm More details coming soonMore details coming soon

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Antony and Cleopatra

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

Melbourne Shakespeare Company presents a gripping tale of power and passion, and the tragic sequel to their 2023 smash hit production of 'Julius Caesar'. Director Richard Murphet will again take the helm, supported by an outstanding cast and creative team to be announced in 2024.

Elena Valimberti

Shed Series

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Elena Valimberti Shed Series 10 - 21 September 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Secondhand Sheets, Elena Valimberti, oil on linen, 158.75 x 104.14cmMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Robert Lee Davis

The Community Art Card Project

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Robert Lee Davis The Community Art Card Project 10 - 21 September 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage captions: courtesy of Robert Lee DavisMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Dee, Cornelius, and Wilks in association with fortyfivedownstairs

Bad Boy

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

The team behind the acclaimed production of 'RUNT' – writer Patricia Cornelius ('Do not go gentle…'), director Susie Dee ('Savages'), and performer Nicci Wilks ('SHIT') – present a bold, tough, and powerful new work tackling the enormous issue of misogyny and domestic violence. Wilks will inhabit the character of 'BAD BOY', a female actor openly playing a male role. Much of 'BAD BOY' is in the power of what is unspoken, but what is said is electrifying.

Justin Ness

Aftermath

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Justin Ness Aftermath 8 - 19 October 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeA stunning photographic collection showcasing the natural beauty of Tyagarah Nature Reserve following the 2023 bushfire, and revealing the profound impact of climate change on this delicate ecosystem. Through black and white photography, the exhibition…

Group Show

Working Memories

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Group Show Working Memories 8 - 19 October 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeExhibition supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant Image caption: Memory (#16 from series), Rebecca George, 2023, porcelain, 11 x 11 x 7cmMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

Terry Swann

Spirit of Place (Across the Top End)

Terry Swann Spirit of Place (Across the Top End) 22 October - 2 November 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Spirit of Mount Borrodaile, Arnhem Land, Terry SwannMore details coming soonMore details coming soon

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