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fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A series of abstracted portrait paintings focusing on the vulnerability, yet quiet determination and resilience of the homeless women Dorothy Lipmann has come to know through the non-profit organisation Wintringham.

20-20 Hindsight

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

What does Collins Street look like at 5pm in 2020 lockdown? James Yuncken explores this question, and the wider ramifications of Melbourne's extended lockdown.

monumentum

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A series of conceptually abstract paintings based on the physicality of movement of his performance artist subjects, including acrobats and professional dancers.

Entering the Subconscious: The COVID Works

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Entering the Subconscious is a series of ink paintings that began at the beginning of COVID-19 in March 2020 and continued during the ongoing lockdowns in Melbourne in the intervening months. These works in sequence chart a journey as time in lockdown progressed.

Retreat

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

elemental

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

SHORT STORIES

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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.

reconstructed landscapes

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Annie Burns' paintings engage with the sublime natural world and our relationship with it in the face of destruction.

The Delusions Run Thick

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mark Chu embraces the power of fantasy, hollow ambition, and absurdity, in a series of large scale, self-portraits depicting the plural nature of who or what a person can (and cannot) be.

Once was Paradise

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A series of oil paintings highlighting the artist's passion for the natural environment and horror at seeing the ongoing effects of climate change.

Wilderness: A Natural Response

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Renowned contemporary watercolourist Terry Swann’s Wilderness: A Natural Response, is a unique perspective of the contrasting landscapes of remote Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Since You’ve Been Gone

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A series of oil paintings that are based on locations around the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, focusing on old homes, gardens and trees. It won't always be like this.

After the Archive: Park Life

Amanda Johnson’s paintings question the fate of the public garden in a context of global warming. How has our physical and cultural encounter with the public garden changed?

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