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Sombras means shadows or spectres in Spanish.  Sal encountered it as a title translation of the 1970’s song Feelings by Morris Albert. These etchings, drawings and photographic works are also attempts at translation. They express a bleak and magical landscape she once inhabited, with all its fragility and potency. 
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Bird Call

The works in Bird Call reflect humanity’s social conscience regarding the natural environment, and the impact we collectively impose on the ecosystem and the self through ignorance and greed.
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Fortyfivedownstairs presents Mungo, a solo painting exhibition by Susan Wald, as part of the 2022 gallery program.
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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.
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After the Fire

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.
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A woman's, face looking down, a computer's motherboard superimposed on her face and in the background.


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.
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Everything Else

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.
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On the Couch with James Yuncken

Who is James Yuncken? I’m a painter, exhibiting for over 30 years now. Always wanted to work in a creative field, but took a while to find my niche. Largely self-taught, but had help early on from friend and then…

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