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Between Horizons

Jan Learmonth
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Microcosmographia

Black Gin, Irene Wellm, Janice Gobey, Naomi Bishop, Rachel Hazzard
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

Visions

Collide
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

The Collide ensemble returns to fortyfivedownstairs with an energetic offering of colourful French delicacies.

Shepherd on the Rock

Duo Eclettico and Linda Barcan
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A concert of works for saxophone, piano and mezzo-soprano, including a transcription of Schubert’s late masterpiece, and a selection of beautiful original works.

Gods and Demons

Yiyun Gu
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

From 'Pictures at an Exhibition' to 'Java Suite', from 'Islamey' to Piazzolla’s Tango, Chinese born pianist Yiyun Gu brings fantastic gods and demons together in a concert of magic and high imagination.

Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Gary Abrahams directs Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning drama of 1966 featuring a stellar cast.

John & Jen

SONDER Theatre Company
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A truly original musical set against the background of a changing world - a story about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart.

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts

fortyfivedownstairs online event
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Join us to celebrate the 88th birthday one of Australia’s most remarkable men, Barry Jones AC in an online performance curated and hosted by board member Julian Burnside AO.

Faceless People

David Hirst
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

Pochades 2010-2020

Peta Cross
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Visions of Love Online Exhibition

Marisa Mu
fortyfivedownstairs online gallery VIC

Visions of Love by Marisa Mu is the third solo exhibition of fortyfivedownstairs’ online Fragments series, and the final Fragment of 2020. The exhibition is a series of works on paper, all created recently as an act of defiance against the darkness enveloping us during Melbourne’s second lockdown.

Solicitude

Duo Eclettico
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

What a way to welcome live performance back to the venue! A stunning program, performed by Coady Green and Justin Kenealy, featuring new commissions, Australian premieres and a sneak preview of a special new work.

The New Impromptu Quartet

Alexander Nettelbeck, Nitida Atkinson, Luke Carbon, Conrad Henderson, Lawrence Grifa
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Join us for an afternoon of summer jazz, exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to Latin, funk, drum ‘n’ bass and soul.

Stiff Upper Lip

Cally Lotz
fortyfivedownstairs online gallery VIC

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

QUIETUDE of the land, the figure and the flower

Alison Percy
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

Unity

Collide
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Collide will share with you their blend of colour, fervour, and spirit, with works of Mozart, Glinka, Milhaud

Shostakovich and Schumann

Rathdowne Quartet with Tamara Smolyar
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Kyla Matsuura-Miller, Madeleine Jevons, Molly Collier O’Boyle & Harry Ward are joined by virtuoso pianist Tamara Smolyar for one of Shostakovich’s best known chamber works, the G minor Piano Quintet.

Burn This by Lanford Wilson

16th Street Actors Studio
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Two unlikely strangers are brought together by a mysterious death, their connection sparks a chemistry too explosive to ignore

Seasons

Angela Hayes, Lauren Joffe, Danielle Segal, Ann Knights, Pauline Meade, Rosanna Caldwell
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Transformer

Sue Beyer
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

The Anniversary

Clare Bartholomew & Daniel Tobias
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Multi award-winning creators of Die Roten Punkte, Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias are back with a brand new murderously funny physical farce.

3000 Streets

Mike Reed
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

RUNT

Dee & Cornelius & Wilks
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A play about the runts of the world: the lesser, the unwanted, the weak, those without clout, the insignificant; all the unders.

SHORT STORIES

Lisa Sewards
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

all / most / some / none

Madeleine Joy Dawes
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Playreading: June by Patrick McCarthy

Fabricated Rooms
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Following their critically acclaimed productions Grief and the Lullaby (2015) and The Sky Is Well Designed (2017), Fabricated Rooms present a work-in-progress reading of their third project, June.

Playreading: Underneath Ms Archer

Louise Siversen & Peter Houghton
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A reading of a new play by Louise Siversen and Peter Houghton.

Trouble in a Monochromatic Town

Solstice Trio
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A lush and gritty program inspired by a palette of shifting drones, acid house, electronics, Dada and silk scarves

The Trauma Project by Elizabeth Walley

Elizabeth Walley
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

An immersive composition for theatre crafted by Elizabeth Walley in response to her eyewitness experience of a homicide in her suburban street.

elemental

Joan Blond , Aliki K , Bev Plowman , Jo Carroll
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

Old Friends | New Beginnings

Luke Severn and Elyane Laussade
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Luke Severn and Elyane Laussade will make their triumphant return to performing as a duo with a concert of some of their favourite works for cello and piano.

Kavisha Mazzella with Irine Vela

The Boite
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Kavisha Mazzella returns briefly to Melbourne for an intimate concert at fortyfivedownstairs with guitarist Irine Vela

Zoe Knighton/Pia Johnson Bach Project

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

LIVE AT VENUE OR LIVESTREAM AT HOME
Two iconic Melbourne artists join forces for a unique and magical collaboration

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