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Group show featuring: Robyn Rich, Angela Hayes, Lisa Sewards, James Yuncken, Braden Howard, Mike Wedd, Janno McLaughlin, Annette Fitton, Madeline Bishop & James Hale.

Crucible

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Gavin Brown

After the Fire

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Chris Orr

Sacellum

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Venus Virgin Tomarz

GARDENS OF EVIL

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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 growth through the wonders of the free mind. Venus always saw the pinnacle of acceptance would come from those who adore the oomph of the…

Robert Earp & Venus Tomarz

Venus Virgin Tomarz

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

David Maxwell

Everything Else

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Mike Reed

Road Works

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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”.

Debra Winn

Artist Talk

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Debra Winn

Light

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

'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.

21AD

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Dorothy Lipmann

Hidden

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Braden Howard

A Stream of Consciousness: One Year Later

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

James Yuncken

20-20 Hindsight

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Naarm Textile Collective

Stitching Change

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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.

Mike Lutz

Things Fall Apart

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

John Mezzini

monumentum

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Michael Wedd

Entering the Subconscious: The COVID Works

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Roma McLaughlin & Kathy Fahey

Coastline

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A series of paper cuts, collages and paintings depicting the Victorian southern coastline in the context of climate change and rising sea levels.

Marco Luccio

Tales from the Greek: Myth, Beauty and Brutality

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Hans van Weerd

Capturing Moments – People and Places

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

An exhibition of sketches, paintings and drawings capturing people and places.

Pimpisa Tinpalit

Silence #1.6: The Beauty in Death

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Chloe Vallance

Step. Float. Fly

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

presented by fortyfivedownstairs

HERE again

fortyfivedownstairs online gallery VIC, 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.

King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary First Nations Art Award

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

presented by fortyfivedownstairs

Emerging Artist Award 2021

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

2021 submissions open!

William Eicholtz

Greedy Pixiu

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Greedy Pixiu are a pan Asian chimera to accompany us back from a difficult pandemic year.

James Grant

Retreat

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Michelangelo Russo & Jennifer Jabu

cCORDA

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Janno Mclaughlin

Making Nonsense

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Margaret Manchee

Iteration

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Iteration presents two series of Margaret Manchee’s recent work: etchings using Spirograph; and mixed-media paintings and collages.

Nel ten Wolde

A Pilgrim’s Progress

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Joan Blond , Aliki K , Bev Plowman , Jo Carroll

elemental

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A collection of new paintings exploring facets of landscape and abstraction by Joan Blond, Aliki K, Bev Plowman and Jo Carroll.

Madeleine Joy Dawes

all / most / some / none

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

Lisa Sewards

SHORT STORIES

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

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