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Gretchen Kaye

The Portable Park

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

Bronni Krieger

Gould: Elizabeth Acknowledged

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In a contemporary portrayal of Elizabeth Gould, Krieger has set her against a backdrop of the Australian bush. Gentle triggers allude to her uncertainty in an unknown land, perhaps a fear of finding herself unwelcome.

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie, J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

The Institute of Enquiring Minds presents this recital by legendary Australian pianist Michael Leslie, who will perform Bach's beloved Goldberg Variations.

Talking Walls Theatre

CUT

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

The Melbourne premiere of Adelaide playwright Duncan Graham's acclaimed psychological thriller about a stalked flight attendant, performed by Christina McLachlan and directed by Laurence Strangio ('L'amante anglaise' and 'Krapp's Last Tape').

Pamela Reid

“Meet Me Under the Clocks”

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Growing up, going into the city to catch-up with friends was always, “Meet me under the clocks” at Flinders St Station. Collins Street was ‘the Paris end’ and Federation Square was the Gas & Fuel building site.

Free

The Peace Tune

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Abiy Sahle (saxophone), Alexander Nettelbeck (piano), Conrad Henderson (bass), and Lawrence Grifa (drums) perform original instrumental compositions highlighting the unique scales and rhythms of Ethiopian Music in an uplifting performance. This concert will highlight the music of Abiy Sahle’s recent album release, ‘The Peace Tune’.

Marco Luccio

CUOROSENSA: A Reverse Archaeology

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In Cuorosensa, the artist’s bold, energetic and confident mark-making coheres into recognisable Luccio-esque themes — we see his Eiffel Tower, his Trojan Horse, his meditations on the myths and figures of classical antiquity — but closer inspection reveals a canvas of interlocking postcards with tantalising glimpses of the messages they once conveyed.

HSTheatre

True West

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Actors Mark Diaco and Justin Hosking – co-founders of HSTheatre ('The Long Red Road' at fortyfivedownstairs) – will alternate the roles of brothers Austin and Lee in a new production of Sam Shepard’s modern masterpiece about the double nature of sibling rivalry.

Featuring new and established wordsmiths

Spoken Word Circle

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

fortyfivedownstairs presents Spoken Word Circle 22 April 2023: Saturday from 4:30 - 5:30 pm admission: Free ..An open mic night for anyone with pen or keyboard and a fire in…

Isobel Morphy-Walsh

Gunga-na Dhum-nganjinu (The Stories We Hold Tightly)

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Join this family of storytellers - Uncle Larry Walsh, Victoria Morphy, Hannah Morphy-Walsh, and Isobel Morphy-Walsh - and their special guests, as they weave creation, song, story, and movement together. Presented as part of the 2023 Yirramboi Festival.

Paul Capsis and Francis Greep

Paul Capsis – Dry My Tears

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Paul Capsis, the inimitable and incomparable icon of cabaret, returns to fortyfivedownstairs for the Melbourne premiere of 'Dry My Tears', following an acclaimed run in Sydney. Accompanied by The Song Company's Francis Greep, Capsis will perform an acoustic set that includes music by Kurt Weill, Elton John, and Johnny Mercer.

John Mezzini

Primavera

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Primavera showcases a collection of figurative paintings exploring themes of isolation, physical expression, and sexuality.

Rebekah Stuart

Orison

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In relating closely to the term ‘Barocco’ meaning disfigured or oddly shaped pearl, the artist feels that so long as we are living, mortal beings, the openings to inspire us closer into who we are, may require the light’s counterpart of darkness to never desist.

Kyle Minors

Fishtail

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Using algorithmic processes and generative techniques, the artist explores the intricate patterns and shapes that emerge from natural phenomena like the flow of water, the growth of plants, and the cold majesty of mountains.

Fever103 Theatre

Climbers

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Presented by Fever103 theatre and directed by Monique Marani, this new Australian play about a young Cambridge student’s discovery of the Night Climbers (a secret society that gathers on the rooftops) is a powerful and poignant exploration of the barriers women face in traditionally male institutions, and the strength it takes to dismantle them.

Shayle Flesser

Act of Love

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A new solo show of contemporary abstract paintings by artist Shayle Flesser.

Bloomsday in Melbourne

Exiles

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Bloomsday in Melbourne's annual celebration of James Joyce continues with the Victorian premiere of his only play, exploring questions key to his masterpiece 'Ulysses' (1922). If love is constrained by conventional bonds of fidelity, is it love at all?

Featuring new and established wordsmiths

Spoken Word Circle

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

An un-ticketed evening open to anyone from the curious to the ambitious who have an interest in sharing or experiencing living, breathing literature.

Free
Annette Wagner

Voice Plains & Memory Depth Metres

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Focusing on a specific water system, the Murray River Floodplains network, Wagner explores a network of material and socially-engaged artworks that brings into view our individual and collective social and political memories of water.

Ksenia Shinkarenko

Honne

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ksenia’s work aims to open an intimate dialog that transitions the viewer from their daily chaos to a remote restorative space, inviting them to look within and find the connection to the wider world.

15 Minutes from Anywhere

Just a Boy, Standing in Front of a Girl

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Director Beng Oh and writer Jane Miller continue their acclaimed collaboration ('True Love Travels on a Gravel Road' and 'Cuckoo' at fortyfivedownstairs) with an adaptation of Medea for our times.

Somebody's Daughter Theatre Presents

SEE BEYOND : Artwork by Women in Victorian Prisons

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs is a selection of artworks collected over the many years of Somebody’s Daughter’s work with women in Victorian prisons.

Patalog Theatre

Far Away

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Following the success of 'Punk Rock' at fortyfivedownstairs in 2019, Patalog Theatre returns with a new production of iconic playwright Caryl Churchill’s masterwork 'Far Away', directed by Cassandra Fumi and featuring Alison Whyte, Lucy Ansell, and Darcy Kent.

Sophie Perez

Everything is Connected

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This series of paintings and drawings from night and day are a moment in time of being truly immersed and connected to nature.

Lindi Forde

Cadence

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

'Cadence' is a series of abstract artworks which began by delving into the allure and mysticism of indigo then moved into a brighter palette, evolving into a celebration of colour and rhythm.

VIMH

kerosene & SIRENS

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

A double bill of Benjamin Nichol’s acclaimed plays - the multi-Green Room award-winning 'kerosene', directed by Nichol and performed/co-directed by Izabella Yena, and the acclaimed 2022 Melbourne Fringe hit 'SIRENS', directed by Liv Satchell, co-created by Izabella Yena, and performed by Nichol.

Janno McLaughlin

Unsprung

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Unsprung is a play on ‘spring’ and its connotations of hope, metaphor, new life, and new beginnings.

Jemima Longworth

Take Up Space

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Unapologetically present, Jemima's oil paintings explore the needlessly insistent sexualisation of the assumed woman’s form.

Coady Green, Sofija Kirsanova, and Elina Faskhi

Coady Green, Sofija Kirsanova, and Elina Faskhi in Concert

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Pianist Coady Green, violinist Sofija Kirsanova, and cellist Elina Faskhi perform a recital program of works by Schubert, Linda Kouvaras, and Stuart Greenbaum.

Samantha Hargreaves

Samantha Hargreaves: Farewell Concert

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

An afternoon of opera, Filipino folk-song, and golden age musical theatre, hosted by bass-baritone Eddie Muliaumaseali'i, and featuring Samantha Hargreaves (soprano), Coady Green (pianist), Bernardo Soler (guitarist), and Amanda Hargreaves (soprano).

Melbourne Shakespeare Company

Julius Caesar

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Following the success of 'King Lear' at fortyfivedownstairs in 2021, Melbourne Shakespeare Company returns with the Bard’s political thriller 'Julius Caesar', directed by Richard Murphett.

Michelangelo Russo

TRACCE – TRACES: Works 1992-2023

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

This survey exhibition spans more than four decades of Michelangelo Russo's evolving practice.

Students of Parkville College

our worlds, our words

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Welcome to “Our Worlds, Our Words”: an extraordinary exhibition showcasing the creative talent of students across the Parkville College campuses.

Baggage Productions

Myra in Space

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria, Australia

Alice Bishop directs the premiere of this new play by Bridgette Burton ('Rhonda is in Therapy'), the tragi-comic story of Myra Foreman, a woman who missed her life on earth and is now going to live it, in space.

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