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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: Free I have a strong desire to communicate on a deeper level, whether verbally, with words on paper, or paint on canvas. Artist Statement: "Why do…

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…

Ivana and Robert Perkins

Now and Then

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ivana and Robert Perkins Now and Then 13 March - 23 March 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: FreeImage caption: Ivana, Robert Perkins, 1990More details coming soonMore details coming soon

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: Free ..you never regret a swim... The Unknown Swimmer was born in the frigid waters of Port Phillip Bay in the grip of a Melbourne winter. Stemming from a slightly drunken conversation, a gauntlet…

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…

v?

Dreamscapes

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

v? Dreamscapes 3 - 10 February 2024 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Free an exploration of the duality between the conscious and the unconscious Melbourne-based abstract artist v?, best known for her captivating art videos on social media, is set to unveil her debut exhibition "Dreamscapes" at fortyfivedownstairs…

Emerging Artist Award 2023

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A prestigious award and exhibition showcasing exciting talent from emerging artists.

Darren Vukasinovic

The House That Jack Built

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Darren Vukasinovic The House That Jack Built 17 November - 9 December 2023 hours: 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…

Robert Lee Davis

The Community Art Card Project

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Robert Lee Davis The Community Art Card Project 31 October - 11 November 2023 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm admission: Free Playing cards are used in communities across the globe and offer ways to strike up conversation and be part of a group. In partnership with St Michael’s Grammer…

Sharon Monagle

Of Dingoes & Witch-Hunts

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

“Of Dingoes and Witch-hunts” is inspired by familiar stories of Australian women and their journey to equality; powerful metaphors of suppression, persecution and an evolving struggle that speaks to our history, our culture and values.

Naarm Textile Collective

Uncommon Threads

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The exhibition showcases innovative works, using a range of materials and techniques that challenge and subvert traditional ideas of textile art.

Dena Ashbolt and Gudrun Ilana Guriel

Lebenslust

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

An ambitious collaboration between artist an author, both inspired by time passing as revealed by movement.
One woman's memoir with the intention of not only setting a stage of life in post war Germany, but also of exposing the intergenerational secrets she has recognised in her family. The manuscript has been in development for the past decade, and the working relationship with artist Dena Ashbolt started as a result of their mutual enthusiasm for images of movement.

James Hale

Don’t Start

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Numbering in the thousands and piled up in no particular order, this is the stuff of nightmares for conservators.

Kate Hunter

Near Sighted

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Near Sighted is an audio-visual installation comprised of six tiny interactive dioramas.

Jemima Longworth

Take Up Space

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Unapologetically present, Jemima's oil paintings explore the needlessly insistent sexualisation of the assumed woman’s form.  They are inspired by women and non binary folk’s experiences with how they have been treated based on their bodies.

Kelvin Lau

A Home Among the Plum Trees

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Parental and institutional erasures of diasporic heritage, and its replacement with the values of Australian middle-class suburbia and professional status, were critically examined through this multimodal approach.

Students of Parkville College

our worlds, our words

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Welcome to “Our Worlds, Our Words”: an extraordinary exhibition showcasing the creative talent of students across the Parkville College campuses.

Michelangelo Russo

TRACCE – TRACES: Works 1992-2023

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This survey exhibition spans more than four decades of Michelangelo Russo's evolving practice.

Jemima Longworth

Take Up Space

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Unapologetically present, Jemima's oil paintings explore the needlessly insistent sexualisation of the assumed woman’s form.

Janno McLaughlin

Unsprung

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Unsprung is a play on ‘spring’ and its connotations of hope, metaphor, new life, and new beginnings.

Lindi Forde

Cadence

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

'Cadence' is a series of abstract artworks which began by delving into the allure and mysticism of indigo then moved into a brighter palette, evolving into a celebration of colour and rhythm.

Sophie Perez

Everything is Connected

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This series of paintings and drawings from night and day are a moment in time of being truly immersed and connected to nature.

Somebody's Daughter Theatre Presents

SEE BEYOND : Artwork by Women in Victorian Prisons

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs is a selection of artworks collected over the many years of Somebody’s Daughter’s work with women in Victorian prisons.

Ksenia Shinkarenko

Honne

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ksenia’s work aims to open an intimate dialog that transitions the viewer from their daily chaos to a remote restorative space, inviting them to look within and find the connection to the wider world.

Annette Wagner

Voice Plains & Memory Depth Metres

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Focusing on a specific water system, the Murray River Floodplains network, Wagner explores a network of material and socially-engaged artworks that brings into view our individual and collective social and political memories of water.

Featuring new and established wordsmiths

Spoken Word Circle

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

An un-ticketed evening open to anyone from the curious to the ambitious who have an interest in sharing or experiencing living, breathing literature.

Free
Shayle Flesser

Act of Love

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A new solo show of contemporary abstract paintings by artist Shayle Flesser.

Kyle Minors

Fishtail

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Using algorithmic processes and generative techniques, the artist explores the intricate patterns and shapes that emerge from natural phenomena like the flow of water, the growth of plants, and the cold majesty of mountains.

Rebekah Stuart

Orison

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In relating closely to the term ‘Barocco’ meaning disfigured or oddly shaped pearl, the artist feels that so long as we are living, mortal beings, the openings to inspire us closer into who we are, may require the light’s counterpart of darkness to never desist.

John Mezzini

Primavera

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Primavera showcases a collection of figurative paintings exploring themes of isolation, physical expression, and sexuality.

Featuring new and established wordsmiths

Spoken Word Circle

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

fortyfivedownstairs presents Spoken Word Circle 22 April 2023: Saturday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm admission: Free ..An open mic night for anyone with pen or keyboard and a fire in their belly for words. All are welcome. fortyfivedownstairs Spoken Word Circle In the third week of April, fortyfivedownstairs continues the widely-enjoyed Spoken Word Circle happening for writers…

Marco Luccio

CUOROSENSA: A Reverse Archaeology

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In Cuorosensa, the artist’s bold, energetic and confident mark-making coheres into recognisable Luccio-esque themes — we see his Eiffel Tower, his Trojan Horse, his meditations on the myths and figures of classical antiquity — but closer inspection reveals a canvas of interlocking postcards with tantalising glimpses of the messages they once conveyed.

Pamela Reid

“Meet Me Under the Clocks”

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Growing up, going into the city to catch-up with friends was always, “Meet me under the clocks” at Flinders St Station. Collins Street was ‘the Paris end’ and Federation Square was the Gas & Fuel building site.

Free
Bronni Krieger

Gould: Elizabeth Acknowledged

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In a contemporary portrayal of Elizabeth Gould, Krieger has set her against a backdrop of the Australian bush. Gentle triggers allude to her uncertainty in an unknown land, perhaps a fear of finding herself unwelcome.

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