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Shostakovich and Schumann

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

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, Victoria

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, 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.

Transformer

Sue Beyer
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, 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.

RUNT

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

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, 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.

all / most / some / none

Madeleine Joy Dawes
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.

Playreading: June by Patrick McCarthy

Fabricated Rooms
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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.

A Pilgrim’s Progress

Nel ten Wolde
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.

Iteration

Margaret Manchee
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.

Kavisha Mazzella with Irine Vela

The Boite
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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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, Victoria

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Two iconic Melbourne artists join forces for a unique and magical collaboration

From Don Giovanni to Peking Opera

Yiyun Gu
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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Virtuoso pianist Yiyun Gu plays brilliant program of music from the stage by Liszt, Goossens and young female Chinese composer Wang A Mao

Making Nonsense

Janno Mclaughlin
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.

Electric Loneliness

Night Creatures
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A strange and mysterious seaside cabaret told through vaudeville, puppetry, fairy tale, and 80s synth-inspired song.

Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man

Steven Kramer
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

After his acclaimed and hilarious debut cabaret ‘I Sing Songs’, join Steven Kramer on a journey through all the great piano hits across the ages.

Michael Griffiths: Greatest Hits

Michael Griffiths
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Helpmann Award winner and fortyfivedownstairs repeat offender Michael Griffiths returns with his greatest hits.

cCORDA

Michelangelo Russo & Jennifer Jabu
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.

Voyage

Helen Begley
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

In the midst of convict ships arriving each week from Britain, a different cargo leaves for Australia. On board are 287 immigrant women enticed by promises of a better life.

Retreat

James Grant
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.

Greedy Pixiu

William Eicholtz
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

RUNT | Return Season

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

RUNT to return to our theatre after a sold-out premiere season

Emerging Artist Award 2021

presented by fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

2021 submissions open!

Still by Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Written by one of the hottest young playwrights from New York City, Jen Silverman’s award-winning play will make you laugh, cry and reflect, often all at the same time.

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.

Fantastique! The Life and Loves of Hector Berlioz

Karen van Spall, Adam Miller, Coady Green, Melanie Hillman
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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Created using journal entries, letters and articles from Berlioz’s life, combined with a selection of his songs, and transcriptions of his orchestral works

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