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Step. Float. Fly

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

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.

King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary First Nations Art Award

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Emerging Artist Award 2021

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

2021 submissions open!

Greedy Pixiu

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

Retreat

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Making Nonsense

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

A Pilgrim’s Progress

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

elemental

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

all / most / some / none

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

SHORT STORIES

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Transformer explores ideas relating to liminal space through the transformation of well known Australian landscape paintings.

Seasons

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

QUIETUDE of the land, the figure and the flower

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of landscape, figurative and floral paintings celebrating contemplative, gentle and meditative actioned marks.

Stiff Upper Lip

fortyfivedownstairs online gallery VIC

An analytical still life painting project that explores complex psychological states such as containment, austerity and isolation.

Pochades 2010-2020

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC

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.

Faceless People

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

David Hirst traps emotions, memories and ideas in his abstracted painting and sculpture, to be shared with or re-interpreted by others.

Microcosmographia

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Microcosmographia brings together five artists working with themes of science and nature, the earth bound and geology, cosmology, mythology and universal/cosmos sciences.

Between Horizons

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

give me shelter

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

1.5 Degrees

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Sensitive Sweethearts is an art exhibition for those who wear their heart on their sleeve.

reconstructed landscapes

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Annie Burns' paintings engage with the sublime natural world and our relationship with it in the face of destruction.

The Delusions Run Thick

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Glowry

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A glow-in-the-dark installation commenting on ideas about identity, colonialism and adventure.

SMALL! 2019

The second annual community-based small works exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs.

Once was Paradise

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of oil paintings highlighting the artist's passion for the natural environment and horror at seeing the ongoing effects of climate change.

Wilderness: A Natural Response

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Living Water

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Mrs Larritt

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Dancing from the Dark, Looking for the Light

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An exhibition of new monotypes, paintings and etchings inspired by The Australian Ballet.

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