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Wilderness: A Natural Response

Terry Swann
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Once was Paradise

Diane Keating
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

SMALL! 2019

presented by fortyfivedownstairs

The second annual community-based small works exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs.

Glowry

Emilie Walsh
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A glow-in-the-dark installation commenting on ideas about identity, colonialism and adventure.

The Delusions Run Thick

Mark Chu
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

reconstructed landscapes

Annie Burns
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

Sensitive Sweethearts

curated by Tegan Iversen
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Sensitive Sweethearts is an art exhibition for those who wear their heart on their sleeve.

Shake ‘n’ Blake

Steve Gome
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Shake ‘n’ Blake - The Sonnets of Innocence and Experience. Blending the Good Works of Williams Shakespeare and Blake into a Lesson in Love in all its aspects.

1.5 Degrees

Art Aviso
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A group exhibition responding to the challenge of the global community to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. It is about the science of climate change, communicated in diverse and intriguing ways.

give me shelter

Paula McLoughlin
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

An exhibition of screenprints based on landscapes that were noticed, photographed, and forgotten. Memories are captured, but the viewer moves on. Changes that occur to the landscape are out of sight and mind, and missed. But the environment is screaming for us to take notice.

The Curtain by Daniel Keene

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Daniel Keene returns to fortyfivedownstairs with The Curtain, written with his sharp ear for poetry and play.

Between Horizons

Jan Learmonth
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A collection of new and delightfully peculiar small sculptures. They are fantastical watercraft, knotted, woven, and welded together with materials gathered on the artist's travels around Gippsland.

Microcosmographia

Black Gin, Irene Wellm, Janice Gobey, Naomi Bishop, Rachel Hazzard
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Microcosmographia brings together five artists working with themes of science and nature, the earth bound and geology, cosmology, mythology and universal/cosmos sciences.

Barry Jones & Friends Celebrate the Arts

fortyfivedownstairs online event
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Join us to celebrate the 88th birthday one of Australia’s most remarkable men, Barry Jones AC in an online performance curated and hosted by board member Julian Burnside AO.

Faceless People

David Hirst
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

David Hirst traps emotions, memories and ideas in his abstracted painting and sculpture, to be shared with or re-interpreted by others.

Pochades 2010-2020

Peta Cross
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Peta Cross presents a series of approximately 400 small Pochades created between 2010 – 2020. Pochade painting has been the practice of many painters since the Impressionists. They are quickly executed sketches in oil paint.

Visions of Love Online Exhibition

Marisa Mu
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.

The New Impromptu Quartet

Alexander Nettelbeck, Nitida Atkinson, Luke Carbon, Conrad Henderson, Lawrence Grifa
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Join us for an afternoon of summer jazz, exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to Latin, funk, drum ‘n’ bass and soul.

Stiff Upper Lip

Cally Lotz
fortyfivedownstairs online gallery VIC

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

QUIETUDE of the land, the figure and the flower

Alison Percy
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

Unity

Collide
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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

Seasons

Angela Hayes, Lauren Joffe, Danielle Segal, Ann Knights, Pauline Meade, Rosanna Caldwell
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

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

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

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.

SHORT STORIES

Lisa Sewards
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

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.

elemental

Joan Blond , Aliki K , Bev Plowman , Jo Carroll
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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

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

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

Iteration presents two series of Margaret Manchee’s recent work: etchings using Spirograph; and mixed-media paintings and collages.

Making Nonsense

Janno Mclaughlin
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

cCORDA

Michelangelo Russo & Jennifer Jabu
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

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