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Recollection

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Recollection' by Georgia Ketels, directed by Cathy Hunt and featuring Sophie Ross, Michelle Keating and Ravenna Bouckaert.

Recurring

MotherLand

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The eucalyptus tree becomes a self-portrait and a barrier as Narelle Cridland explores cultural identity, influences and boundaries.

Robbie Melville’s smallCHESTRA

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Featuring Melbourne jazz veterans Ronny Ferella (drums), Tamara Murphy (bass), Robbie Melville (guitar), Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone, alto flute) and Flora Carbo (alto saxophone/bass clarinet), and classical cellist Zoe Knighton, the smallCHESTRA creates a spectacular range of dynamic and timbral possibilities in a relatively small package, and blurs the barriers between contemporary folk, jazz and classical.

Mycalicoes

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Unlike industrially processed materials such as timber, steel and plastics, a living material such as mycelium is unpredictable and hard to control. Mycelium is sensitive to its surrounding temperature, humidity, and light.

Perspective

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

This mixed media series looks at the way in which society lives under the power and influence of the various media outlets, whose published material has decidedly far-reaching effects on how we think, look and feel.

Spoken Word Circle

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A special one-off evening of spoken word, art and ideas.

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'post' by Jane Miller, directed by Beng Oh and featuring Keith Brockett, Steve Gome, Kelly Nash, Marissa O’Reilly, Sonya Suares and Glenn van Oosterom.

Crocodiles

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Crocodiles' by Vidya Rajan, directed by Marcel Dorney.

Drift

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

“Drift” explores the state of mind where our consciousness drifted away to a difference place, wondering, imaging, and perhaps just thinking of nothing.  Mind drifting breaks you away from the present moment and free your mind to a different world.

Crawling Through the Dust of Life

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

With densely textured surfaces creating movement and space, the work is suspended somewhere between the metaphysical and material. While referring to the natural world the images ultimately evoke otherworldliness and suggest an internal process of revelation.

1863: The Birth of Impressionism

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Songmakers Australia - soprano Merlyn Quaife AM, bass-baritone Nicholas Dinopoulos and pianist Andrea Katz - perform a program of stunning French repertoire by Debussy, Fauré, Duparc, Chausson and Poulenc.

It’s All in the Details

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An exhibition of wearable art by designer Kate Durham.

Drifted

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Her imaginary landscapes are triggered by an enduring fascination with textures, patterns and life forms in the natural world. Ambiguous, otherworldly themes suggestive of subterranean and underwater worlds, forests and biomorphic forms evoke curiosity and wonder.

My Neighbours’ Gardens

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The flowers and plants that Treister choose to paint spoke to her on a personal level, symbolizing the months of lockdown, and a celebration of the beauty that only nature can produce.

To The Promised Land

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

They risk everything for a chance of freedom.  How many boats are never seen.  How many people are never fished from the sea.

Vele

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

MICHELANGELO RUSSO & JENNIFER JABU Vele 2 August - 13 August 2022 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm Tuesday and Friday evenings: 6pm - 8pm admission: Free The elements of composition are both rigid and fluid, angular and curvy, resulting in endless possibilities. Vele (pl) in Italian means sails. The…

Mungo

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Fortyfivedownstairs presents Mungo, a solo painting exhibition by Susan Wald, as part of the 2022 gallery program.

The Book of Fabulas & Scented Echoes

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

As Dr Bernhard Sachs describes it “The meeting of this with the intense literary tradition of its South American corollary in Melbourne proposes a sophisticated larrikin poetic”.

Imperishables: Sculptures and Paintings

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The artist combines metal and stone forms, suggesting the frailty of human existence, or powerful monolithic shapes, tarnished by the patina of time, in an effort to indicate “visibly or invisibly” fragments of human existence.

Myra in Space

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Myra in Space' by Bridgette Burton, directed by Alice Bishop and featuring Kelly Nash.

Kup Murri

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Kup Murri', written and directed by Maryanne Sam, and featuring Glenn Shea, Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Corey Saylor-Brunskill, Anna Burgess, Syd Brisbane and Carissa Lee.

Crucible

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Crucible is a fortyfivedownstairs group exhibition responding to the triumphs and tribulations that the artistic community faced during the 2020-21 pandemic. Bringing together ten artists, the exhibition explores the spectrum of effects that the pandemic had on artistic practices.

The Herring Island Piano Sonata

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The world premiere of Linda Kouvaras' new work, the Herring Island Sonata for Piano and Narrator, performed by pianist Coady Green and narrator Tiriki Onus.

Art and Life, Domestic and Sublime

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Pianist Coady Green and mezzo-soprano Linda Barcan perform two major song cycles by Melbourne-based composers Linda Kouvaras and Katy Abbott.

After the Fire

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

From the end of 2019 into the beginning of 2020, bushfires ravaged much of the country. The aftermath left a devastating impact on people and land. Thoughts of recovery seemed far from our control. To make sense of it all, the Gavin Brown created a body of work, and titled it After the Fire - an attempt to find beauty amidst the chaos of the bushfire crisis.

Sacellum

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Sacellum by Chris Orr is an infected confection of the sacred and technology. A melancholic wink at consumerism and spirituality. A dialogue between a certain past and an uncertain future.

Cotton and Silk

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Cotton and Silk' by Benjamin Nichol (LOVE), directed by Stephen Nicolazzo, and featuring Jennifer Vuletic and Brigid Gallacher.

Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise' by Maki Morita, directed by Amelia Burke.

GARDENS OF EVIL

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

o Venus Virgin Tomarz GARDENS OF EVIL 24 May - 4 June 2022 hours: Tues - Fri: 11am-5pm Sat: 11am-3pm admission: Free ..It all started with art and heart. A growth through the wonders of the free mind. Venus always saw the pinnacle of acceptance would come from those who adore the oomph of the…

Venus Virgin Tomarz

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The audacious and electrifying conceptual photography of Robert Earp focuses on
the ‘surreal realness’ of transgendering with Venus Virgin Tomarz – Named after
Earp’s ‘divalicious’ collaborator and muse.

Everything Else

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

David Maxwell’s forthcoming exhibition Everything Else reflects on the visual cycle of life through graphic links in time, pushing together the connections between feelings and happenings in an evolving world.

GLOW

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Jasper Ly (oboe) and Peter Dumsday (piano) present GLOW – a concert celebrating the contemporary sound world of Melbourne composers.

Viola, Viola

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000, Victoria

Fellow violists Wenhong Huo and William Vyvyan Murray present an exciting program of viola duets. 

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