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Penelope Metcalf

Since You’ve Been Gone

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of oil paintings that are based on locations around the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, focusing on old homes, gardens and trees. It won't always be like this.

Oliver Ashworth-Martin

Meteorites from Earth

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of sculptures and drawings as a result of the artist's fascination with the intersections of space, nature and science.

Michelangelo Russo

CARTONI: containers contained

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of encaustic paintings focusing on structure, minimalism and abstraction, utilising the everyday material of corrugated cardboard.

Josh Dykgraaf

TERRAFORM

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A photographic manipulation experiment representing the culmination of countless hours of exploration, both literal and artistic.

Amanda Johnson

After the Archive: Park Life

Amanda Johnson’s paintings question the fate of the public garden in a context of global warming. How has our physical and cultural encounter with the public garden changed?

Peter Hyatt

The Last Days of Summer

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Peter Hyatt combines sublime photographic imagery and digital art to create a richly invented tableaux. Familiar yet dreamlike, his work captures the collision of people, places and nature, frequently as disparate forces.

Rowan Chanen

A Dangerous Smile

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A Dangerous Smile not only documents a life that has been lived for centuries, but also reflects upon the very modern point at which the pursuit of inner peace intersects with the pursuit of politics.

presented by fortyfivedownstairs

Emerging Artist Award 2019

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

fortyfivedownstairs is excited to present the fifth annual Emerging Artist Award in 2019.

John Mezzini

E lascia dir le genti

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

E lascia dir le genti, captures fragments of social interaction. The moment when inhibitions are dropped, and subjects are exposed in their most raw and vulnerable state, where we are confronted by the beauty of the immediate.

Catherine Hearse & Glenn Murray

Complex Life

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Two friends and artists use their artistic processes to explore their positions in the world, both in a physical, environmental and emotional manner.

Chris Orr

Conventicle

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An unorthodox assemblage of everyday detritus, ephemera and artist photography blanketed in classical engravings and stencils.

Gavin Brown

The Power of Pattern

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Gavin Brown presents a body of new paintings exploring the surreal, the unimaginable and the unexpected.

Janice Gobey

Primal

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An exhibition of oil paintings exploring the palpable anger in response to current economic uncertainty, environmental degradation, diminishing resources and inequality.

Michael Pearce

UNFOLDING

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Unfolding introduces elements of dimension, light and shadow into pastel drawings through precise folding and embossing of parts of the paper.

Fiona Colin

I’m not a Robot

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A David Jones textile designer-turned painter presents a series of work exploring the line, tone, shape and colour of the world she sees.

Robbie Harmsworth

On Beauty

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of paintings and works on paper exploring the notion of beauty and transience with references to antiquity and mythology.

Marco Luccio

New York Postcards & Immaginario

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An exhibition of artwork on original postcards from New York, and new monotypes in the Small Gallery

Chaohui Xie & Georgia Simitzis

Residue

Residue pieces together the paintings and installations of Greek-born artist Georgia Simitzis and Chinese-born artist Chaohui Xie.

Greta Costello

Nature and Form

Nature and Form presents medium format and 35mm analogue photography. The aesthetic is minimalistic, with a strong awareness of composition, contrast and form.

Jo Dyer

Shape of Thought

My practice is informed by processes of introspection and observation, and a particular interest in exploring my inner and outer worlds and how they shape each other.

Evan Hancock

Light. Ash. White

Light. Ash. White is a black and white photographic narrative that captures the partial re-birthing amongst a landscape that still holds on to hectares of remnant white carcasses. The series marks the 10 year anniversary of Black Saturday in Victoria.

Barry Dickins

Recent Drawings

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Prolific Australian playwright Barry Dickins exhibits his steel nib drawings.

The Light Collective

BLACKANDBLUE: Coral or Coal

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A photography exhibition posing the question: Coral or Coal. How do we meet our growing energy needs and still act responsibly towards the environment?

Lee Darroch

Yenbena Lotjpa: Ancestors Speak Out

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A contemporary installation documenting and exploring a series of heart-wrenching letters and petitions written by the Ancestors to authorities in the 19th and 20th century.

Keren Dobia

I AM.

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A photographic portrait series of Australian creatives, exploring and depicting the diverse nature of those in the creative industry in a cinematic and stylised form.

fortyfivedownstairs

SMALL! exhibition

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

fortyfivedownstairs has submissions from everyone for our first ever community-sourced small works exhibition, SMALL!

Allan Wolf-Tasker

The Far North

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

In this most recent exhibition, Allan leaves his studio in Daylesford for the vastly different Far North of Australia, an area he has visited with his wife Alla since the 1970s but never before captured on his canvas.

Marco Luccio

Manhattan Dreaming

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A new collection of paintings and drypoints capturing Manhattan's lines, angles, moods and movement, with a spontaneity bordering on instinct.

Catherine Bainbridge with Daniel Keene

…of script and facture… with Two Shanks

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A two-part exhibition of painting and prints by Catherine Bainbridge and a film of Two Shanks by Daniel Keene.

Marion Harper

I am scattering like light

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

I am scattering like light proposes a visual journey through abstraction, amorphic forms, dimensional models, and demarcated spaces.

Susannah Williams & Warren Armstrong

Melbourne Listening

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An interactive installation consisting of 24 audio recordings representing a "day" in Melbourne that can be accessed via touch responsive drawings and objects, and beyond the gallery, via a phone app.

James Yuncken

Hyperrealism and Improvisation

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

James Yuncken presents a series of paintings and drawings; both landscapes in a traditional and non-traditional sense.

Caroline Walls

Darker Places

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Darker Places, a new series of paintings and drawings by Caroline Walls, is an extension of her art practice where the female is the central focus of consideration.

Narelle Cridland

Virtually Embedded in the Landscape

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Virtually Embedded In The Landscape authenticates a father’s and daughter’s connection with the picturesque Australian landscape of South Australia, Flinders Ranges and the romantic mobility of the British icon four-wheel drive vehicle, the Land Rover.

Melbourne Art Week

All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A hugely impressive roster of award-wining Australian artists, including Abdul Abdullah, Janet Laurence and Ben Quilty have joined forces once again for the Melbourne installment of All We Can’t See, depicting individual interpretations of the leaked Nauru files exposed by The Guardian in 2016.

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