Emerging Artist Award 2021fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2021 submissions open!
2021 submissions open!
Greedy Pixiu are a pan Asian chimera to accompany us back from a difficult pandemic year.
An exhibition of paintings exploring local landscapes and private domestic environments which have become increasingly important spaces of both refuge and of tension over the last year.
cCORDA represents a journey through the meditative motion of cutting and consequently assembling cardboard, jute and hexcel paper within a confined, framed space. The essence of the composition is fully revealed when finally embalmed with chosen encaustic colour.
An unapologetic, wildly exaggerated, absurdist conflagration of installation, large- and small-scale paintings, paper works, textiles and hand-sewn soft sculptures with bold explosions of colour.
Iteration presents two series of Margaret Manchee’s recent work: etchings using Spirograph; and mixed-media paintings and collages.
A series of paintings and digital collage works exploring the discarded and lost clothes that crossed the artist's path on the pilgrimage trails she has covered throughout Europe, especially Spain.
A new series of small paintings exploring bustling harbour and airport scenes in Hong Kong.
A collection of new paintings exploring facets of landscape and abstraction by Joan Blond, Aliki K, Bev Plowman and Jo Carroll.
Utilizing a system whereby the ruled grid becomes the vessel for a lexicon of hand-drawn symbols, the principal theme in Madeleine Joy Dawes' work is the utilization of iterative mark making as a temporal site to record measured and psychological time.
With a great love for books, Lisa Sewards explored short stories during Melbourne’s 2020 COVID-19 restrictions. Each book turned into a capsule of reflection and hope and has led to this new series of printmaking and painting works that celebrates the short story genre in Australian literature.
3000 Streets is the photographic trace of Mike Reed’s near and far wanderings in the worlds’ arteries, always with a lean towards the unusual and quirky.
Transformer explores ideas relating to liminal space through the transformation of well known Australian landscape paintings.
Through the ceramic medium, this exhibition explores the concept of ‘Seasons’ in relation to individual life experiences and the shifts that seasonality and change presents.
A series of landscape, figurative and floral paintings celebrating contemplative, gentle and meditative actioned marks.
An analytical still life painting project that explores complex psychological states such as containment, austerity and isolation.
Peta Cross presents a series of approximately 400 small Pochades created between 2010 – 2020. Pochade painting has been the practice of many painters since the Impressionists. They are quickly executed sketches in oil paint.
David Hirst traps emotions, memories and ideas in his abstracted painting and sculpture, to be shared with or re-interpreted by others.
Microcosmographia brings together five artists working with themes of science and nature, the earth bound and geology, cosmology, mythology and universal/cosmos sciences.
A collection of new and delightfully peculiar small sculptures. They are fantastical watercraft, knotted, woven, and welded together with materials gathered on the artist's travels around Gippsland.
An exhibition of screenprints based on landscapes that were noticed, photographed, and forgotten. Memories are captured, but the viewer moves on. Changes that occur to the landscape are out of sight and mind, and missed. But the environment is screaming for us to take notice.
A group exhibition responding to the challenge of the global community to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. It is about the science of climate change, communicated in diverse and intriguing ways.
Sensitive Sweethearts is an art exhibition for those who wear their heart on their sleeve.
Annie Burns' paintings engage with the sublime natural world and our relationship with it in the face of destruction.
Mark Chu embraces the power of fantasy, hollow ambition, and absurdity, in a series of large scale, self-portraits depicting the plural nature of who or what a person can (and cannot) be.
A glow-in-the-dark installation commenting on ideas about identity, colonialism and adventure.
The second annual community-based small works exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs.
A series of oil paintings highlighting the artist's passion for the natural environment and horror at seeing the ongoing effects of climate change.
Renowned contemporary watercolourist Terry Swann’s Wilderness: A Natural Response, is a unique perspective of the contrasting landscapes of remote Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
Fuelled by a passion for ink and paper, and intrigued by the rich visual languages of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, Living Water is Ella Whateley’s response to full immersion in Taiwanese culture during an inspirational residency at National Taiwan University in Arts (NTUA) in 2018.
An exhibition of lithographs and drawings celebrating the caring role and early married life of Maggie Larritt, wife of the first Surveyor of Bendigo. This body of work acknowledges the singularly European view of the colonial migrants as they lived on Dja Dja Wurrung land.
An exhibition of new monotypes, paintings and etchings inspired by The Australian Ballet.
This series of photographs represents the endless flow of the water cycle and how water continues on a path, always adapting to its surrounds on its endeavours.
A photographic series exploring areas of wilderness in Tasmania and Nepal. The stark and isolated landscapes invoke feelings of loneliness and awe, and the notion that the natural environment is harsh and unforgiving.
A unique installation of drawings and painting exploring community life and suburbia through the interpretation and recreation of quirky and vibrant shop front windows.