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CLIMARTE

TREE

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

CLIMARTE is mounting an exhibition of 25 original artworks, each depicting a City of Melbourne trees. Trees face a dangerously warming world, among other threats. Life has a layered dialogue with trees in the city context. Trees in urban settings have circumstances not experienced by trees in non urban environments.

Naomi Bishop

Subtle Realms

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Naomi Bishop’s paintings search restlessly for connections between the terrestrial and celestial spheres, between geology and astronomy, science and myth.  Intense and luminous, the paintings point to an invisible, unseen world that exists just beyond us.

Sal Cooper

Sombras

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Sombras means shadows or spectres in Spanish.  Sal encountered it as a title translation of the 1970’s song Feelings by Morris Albert. These etchings, drawings and photographic works are also attempts at translation. They express a bleak and magical landscape she once inhabited, with all its fragility and potency. 

Becky Phiri

View to Joy

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Phiri learned to sculpt and mix different coloured clays by decorating the wall plastering of the huts where she lived and grew up. Phiri channels and repurposes these skills in her artwork today, choosing to work instead on canvas and with acrylic mediums. Her artwork focuses on life through positivity. Through her work she seeks to engage the viewer with stimulating colours and a whimsical joy that draws from the beauty of everyday life.

Carolyn Roberts

Birdsong

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Informed by botanical and scientific illustration, Carolyn Roberts deconstructs her environment in order to better understand it.

Mike Nicholls

Bird Call

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The works in Bird Call reflect humanity’s social conscience regarding the natural environment, and the impact we collectively impose on the ecosystem and the self through ignorance and greed.

Mike Green

M A D: Mutually Assured Destruction

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and security policy where a full scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the annihilation of both sides. It is based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that the threat of using strong weapons against the enemy prevents the enemy's use of those same weapons. As ridiculous as such a thing sounds, it is still today the modern deterrence of such an event

Free
fortyfivedownstairs presents

Spoken Word Circle

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

This is an un-ticketed evening open to anyone from the curious to the ambitious who have an interest in sharing or experiencing living, breathing literature. The Spoken Word Circle encourages emerging and established writers of poetry, creative writing, lyricists, playwrights, novelists, biographers, diarists — all with a pen or keyboard and a fire in their belly for words are welcome.

Group Show

SMALL!

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

fortyfivedownstairs is excited to once again be hosting our community-sourced, small works exhibition SMALL!

Free

Gretchen Kaye

The Portable Park

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Parks can be places of hushed silence until we allow them to speak to us. Until we halt and listen carefully to the poetry.

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