Emerging Artist Award 2021fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria
2021 submissions open!
2021 submissions open!
In its second season, the Award is a biennial competition established by KWM to promote and encourage the highest standard of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice in Australia.
HERE again is part of fortyfivedownstairs' Fragments online series. The exhibition brings together artists from the fortyfivedownstairs community, many who have had exhibitions affected by Melbourne’s six lockdowns to date. This is a chance to experience new work created in these challenging times, as well as sneak peeks into forthcoming exhibitions.
Step. Float. Fly has been formed through a warm and sometimes mysterious observation of people and animals as they engage within everyday activities and moments of contemplation.
Silence #1.6 is a philosophical study of mindfulness that all metaphysical conditions co-exist, and that death can provide a beautiful insight to understand and appreciate life.
An exhibition of sketches, paintings and drawings capturing people and places.
Tales from the Greek is a new exhibition and book launch by award winning international artist Marco Luccio who has once again united with award winning and Miles Franklin shortlisted author John Hughes.
A series of paper cuts, collages and paintings depicting the Victorian southern coastline in the context of climate change and rising sea levels.
Entering the Subconscious is a series of ink paintings that began at the beginning of COVID-19 in March 2020 and continued during the ongoing lockdowns in Melbourne in the intervening months. These works in sequence chart a journey as time in lockdown progressed.
A series of conceptually abstract paintings based on the physicality of movement of his performance artist subjects, including acrobats and professional dancers.
The works in this exhibition by Mike Lutz rise out of the disquieting period from which we are emerging. Each painting considers an aspect of confinement and release.
Stitching Change is a new and exciting exhibition highlighting the abundance of textile artists in Victoria and showcasing the progressive art form of textiles including work that explores the relationship between textiles and other art disciplines.
What does Collins Street look like at 5pm in 2020 lockdown? James Yuncken explores this question, and the wider ramifications of Melbourne's extended lockdown.
An exploration and documentation of Braden Howard's subconscious throughout the year from August 2020 - August 2021, comprising one small artwork per day.
A series of abstracted portrait paintings focusing on the vulnerability, yet quiet determination and resilience of the homeless women Dorothy Lipmann has come to know through the non-profit organisation Wintringham.
Freed from the straitjackets of client briefs, 21 creatives from the golden age of advertising and design come together for the first time in a joyfully unrestrained group exhibition.
'Light’ celebrates over sixteen years of artwork inspired by life models and dance companies from New York to The Australian Ballet by award winning artist Debra Winn.
Please join Debra and Alice for valuable insight as they share their experiences of the rehearsal rooms and creating their art.
Mike Reed's 'Road Works' exhibition dabbles in the gravel and raises his sights from quirky street photography to an artful view of “Road Photography”.
David Maxwell’s forthcoming exhibition Everything Else reflects on the visual cycle of life through graphic links in time, pushing together the connections between feelings and happenings in an evolving world.
The audacious and electrifying conceptual photography of Robert Earp focuses on
the ‘surreal realness’ of transgendering with Venus Virgin Tomarz – Named after
Earp’s ‘divalicious’ collaborator and muse.
o Venus Virgin Tomarz GARDENS OF EVIL 24 May - 4 June 2022 hours: Tues - Fri: 11am-5pm Sat: 11am-3pm admission: Free ..It all started with art and heart. A…
Sacellum by Chris Orr is an infected confection of the sacred and technology. A melancholic wink at consumerism and spirituality. A dialogue between a certain past and an uncertain future.
From the end of 2019 into the beginning of 2020, bushfires ravaged much of the country. The aftermath left a devastating impact on people and land. Thoughts of recovery seemed far from our control. To make sense of it all, the Gavin Brown created a body of work, and titled it After the Fire - an attempt to find beauty amidst the chaos of the bushfire crisis.
Crucible is a fortyfivedownstairs group exhibition responding to the triumphs and tribulations that the artistic community faced during the 2020-21 pandemic. Bringing together ten artists, the exhibition explores the spectrum of effects that the pandemic had on artistic practices.
The artist combines metal and stone forms, suggesting the frailty of human existence, or powerful monolithic shapes, tarnished by the patina of time, in an effort to indicate “visibly or invisibly” fragments of human existence.
As Dr Bernhard Sachs describes it “The meeting of this with the intense literary tradition of its South American corollary in Melbourne proposes a sophisticated larrikin poetic”.
Fortyfivedownstairs presents Mungo, a solo painting exhibition by Susan Wald, as part of the 2022 gallery program.
MICHELANGELO RUSSO & JENNIFER JABU Vele 2 August - 13 August 2022 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm Tuesday and Friday evenings: 6pm - 8pm…
They risk everything for a chance of freedom. How many boats are never seen. How many people are never fished from the sea.
The flowers and plants that Treister choose to paint spoke to her on a personal level, symbolizing the months of lockdown, and a celebration of the beauty that only nature can produce.
Her imaginary landscapes are triggered by an enduring fascination with textures, patterns and life forms in the natural world. Ambiguous, otherworldly themes suggestive of subterranean and underwater worlds, forests and biomorphic forms evoke curiosity and wonder.
An exhibition of wearable art by designer Kate Durham.
With densely textured surfaces creating movement and space, the work is suspended somewhere between the metaphysical and material. While referring to the natural world the images ultimately evoke otherworldliness and suggest an internal process of revelation.
“Drift” explores the state of mind where our consciousness drifted away to a difference place, wondering, imaging, and perhaps just thinking of nothing. Mind drifting breaks you away from the present moment and free your mind to a different world.