We're so looking forward to Janno McLaughlin's upcoming exhibition Making Nonsense at fortyfivedownstairs later this year (dates to be announced soon!). Janno has been incredibly busy on many projects these last few months, including this exhibition, with Rose Lang as…
Ksenia’s work aims to open an intimate dialog that transitions the viewer from their daily chaos to a remote restorative space, inviting them to look within and find the connection to the wider world.
“Of Dingoes and Witch-hunts” is inspired by familiar stories of Australian women and their journey to equality; powerful metaphors of suppression, persecution and an evolving struggle that speaks to our history, our culture and values.
This series of paintings and drawings from night and day are a moment in time of being truly immersed and connected to nature.
A new solo show of contemporary abstract paintings by artist Shayle Flesser.
An ambitious collaboration between artist an author, both inspired by time passing as revealed by movement. One woman's memoir with the intention of not only setting a stage of life in post war Germany, but also of exposing the intergenerational secrets she has recognised in her family. The manuscript has been in development for the past decade, and the working relationship with artist Dena Ashbolt started as a result of their mutual enthusiasm for images of movement.
Primavera showcases a collection of figurative paintings exploring themes of isolation, physical expression, and sexuality.
The view becomes a window when a fly hits the glass; the next thought is which side is the fly on.
Parks can be places of hushed silence until we allow them to speak to us. Until we halt and listen carefully to the poetry.
Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) is a doctrine of military strategy and security policy where a full scale use of nuclear weapons by two or more opposing sides would cause the annihilation of both sides. It is based on the theory of deterrence, which holds that the threat of using strong weapons against the enemy prevents the enemy's use of those same weapons. As ridiculous as such a thing sounds, it is still today the modern deterrence of such an event
The works in this exhibition by Mike Lutz rise out of the disquieting period from which we are emerging. Each painting considers an aspect of confinement and release.
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.
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.
An analytical still life painting project that explores complex psychological states such as containment, austerity and isolation.
A unique installation of drawings and painting exploring community life and suburbia through the interpretation and recreation of quirky and vibrant shop front windows.
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.
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?
E lascia dir le genti, captures fragments of social interaction. The moment when inhibitions are dropped, and subjects are exposed in their most raw and vulnerable state, where we are confronted by the beauty of the immediate.
Two friends and artists use their artistic processes to explore their positions in the world, both in a physical, environmental and emotional manner.
Gavin Brown presents a body of new paintings exploring the surreal, the unimaginable and the unexpected.
In this most recent exhibition, Allan leaves his studio in Daylesford for the vastly different Far North of Australia, an area he has visited with his wife Alla since the 1970s but never before captured on his canvas.
A new collection of paintings and drypoints capturing Manhattan's lines, angles, moods and movement, with a spontaneity bordering on instinct.
Darker Places, a new series of paintings and drawings by Caroline Walls, is an extension of her art practice where the female is the central focus of consideration.
James Yuncken presents a series of paintings and drawings; both landscapes in a traditional and non-traditional sense.
An exhibition of Melbourne cityscapes by Arthur Ted Powell
A series of large scale paintings finding figuration through means of abstraction.
The first solo exhibition of an architect/artist exploring the materiality of line and colour in painting.
As part of an artist residency at fortyfivedownstairs, Robyn Rich will present an exhibition of paintings that explore life through the eyes of the artist.
A new body of work connecting the materiality of prints and the fluidity of paintings with imagery emphasizing illusory maritime parachutes.
An exhibition exploring the minutiae of landscape replicated in the aerial view, documenting the exquisite mirroring of detail, pattern and line. Both a celebration of our earth and it’s incredible beauty, and a call to action to save it.
A series of paintings and sculpture traversing the liminal states of being and exploring the ever-changing states of the human condition.
This series of visceral contemporary watercolours capture in vivid abstraction the essence of Australia’s ancient and unspoilt landscapes.
An exhibition of 45 artists at fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate our fifteenth birthday!
This life of accretion is an exploration of intricate and interesting processes, borne of a desire to push artistic boundaries.