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HERE again

fortyfivedownstairs online gallery VIC

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.

Tales from the Greek: Myth, Beauty and Brutality

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Coastline

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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: The COVID Works

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

monumentum

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of conceptually abstract paintings based on the physicality of movement of his performance artist subjects, including acrobats and professional dancers.

Things Fall Apart

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

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.

20-20 Hindsight

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

A Stream of Consciousness: One Year Later

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An exploration and documentation of Braden Howard's subconscious throughout the year from August 2020 - August 2021, comprising one small artwork per day.

Hidden

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

21AD

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

'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.

Artist Talk

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Please join Debra and Alice for valuable insight as they share their experiences of the rehearsal rooms and creating their art.

Road Works

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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”.

Everything Else

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Venus Virgin Tomarz

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

GARDENS OF EVIL

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

After the Fire

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Imperishables: Sculptures and Paintings

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

The Book of Fabulas & Scented Echoes

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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”.

Mungo

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Fortyfivedownstairs presents Mungo, a solo painting exhibition by Susan Wald, as part of the 2022 gallery program.

Vele

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

MICHELANGELO RUSSO & JENNIFER JABU Vele 2 August - 13 August 2022 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm Tuesday and Friday evenings: 6pm - 8pm…

To The Promised Land

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

They risk everything for a chance of freedom.  How many boats are never seen.  How many people are never fished from the sea.

My Neighbours’ Gardens

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Drifted

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

It’s All in the Details

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An exhibition of wearable art by designer Kate Durham.

Crawling Through the Dust of Life

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

“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.

Recurring

MotherLand

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The eucalyptus tree becomes a self-portrait and a barrier as Narelle Cridland explores cultural identity, influences and boundaries.

Spoken Word Circle

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A special one-off evening of spoken word, art and ideas.

Perspective

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

This mixed media series looks at the way in which society lives under the power and influence of the various media outlets, whose published material has decidedly far-reaching effects on how we think, look and feel.

Mycalicoes

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Unlike industrially processed materials such as timber, steel and plastics, a living material such as mycelium is unpredictable and hard to control. Mycelium is sensitive to its surrounding temperature, humidity, and light.

Emerging Artist Award 2022

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

presented by fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award 2022 27 September - 8 October 2022 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm Tuesday and Friday evenings: 6pm -…

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