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Don’t Start

Numbering in the thousands and piled up in no particular order, this is the stuff of nightmares for conservators.
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“Meet Me Under the Clocks”

Growing up, going into the city to catch-up with friends was always, “Meet me under the clocks” at Flinders St Station. Collins Street was ‘the Paris end’ and Federation Square was the Gas & Fuel building site.
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Informed by botanical and scientific illustration, Carolyn Roberts deconstructs her environment in order to better understand it.
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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.
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all / most / some / none

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.
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Mrs Larritt

An exhibition of lithographs and drawings celebrating the caring role and early married life of Maggie Larritt, wife of the first Surveyor of Bendigo.  This body of work acknowledges the singularly European view of the colonial migrants as they lived on Dja Dja Wurrung land.
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Shop Talk

A unique installation of drawings and painting exploring community life and suburbia through the interpretation and recreation of quirky and vibrant shop front windows.
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Stephanie Howden, Bec and The Fox

As you are

An exploration in the subtleties of physical expression through body language, attitude and sartorial choices.
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45at45 Design by Zac Fay

45 at 45

An exhibition of 45 artists at fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate our fifteenth birthday!
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Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, watercolour and ink on paper


With a background and interest in botanical art, Ailsa Campbell's exhibition seeks to celebrate observed detail in Australian natural forms.
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Pietro Capogreco, What do I know (detail) 2015, 240 x100.5cm


Pietro Capogreco and Augustine Dall'Ava come together at fortyfivedownstairs to exhibit a series of drawings and sculptures in their exhibition Configurations.
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Review: Drawn to drawing in Open Water

Review of Open Water by Rebecca Jones, written by Bernadette Alibrando and published on the Walk to Art blog: I’ve decided that I am drawn to drawing and, of late, have been viewing drawing exhibitions and hanging out in drawing…

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