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Greedy Pixiu

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

Retreat

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.

Voyage

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.

cCORDA

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.

Michael Griffiths: Greatest Hits

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Don’t Make Me Play Piano Man

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.

Electric Loneliness

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.

Making Nonsense

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.

From Don Giovanni to Peking Opera

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Zoe Knighton/Pia Johnson Bach Project

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Kavisha Mazzella with Irine Vela

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Iteration

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.

A Pilgrim’s Progress

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.

Old Friends | New Beginnings

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.

elemental

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.

The Trauma Project by 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.

Trouble in a Monochromatic Town

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

Playreading: Underneath Ms Archer

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

Playreading: June by Patrick McCarthy

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.

all / most / some / none

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.

SHORT STORIES

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.

RUNT

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.

3000 Streets

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.

The Anniversary

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.

Transformer

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

Seasons

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.

Burn This by Lanford Wilson

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

Shostakovich and Schumann

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.

Unity

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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

QUIETUDE of the land, the figure and the flower

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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

Stiff Upper Lip

fortyfivedownstairs online gallery VIC

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

Solicitude

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

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.

Visions of Love Online Exhibition

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.

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