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Since You’ve Been Gone

Penelope Metcalf
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Shop Talk

Alex Zubryn
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A unique installation of drawings and painting exploring community life and suburbia through the interpretation and recreation of quirky and vibrant shop front windows.

Sex of Nature

Thomas K Lee
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A photographic series exploring areas of wilderness in Tasmania and Nepal. The stark and isolated landscapes invoke feelings of loneliness and awe, and the notion that the natural environment is harsh and unforgiving.

Water Bending Off A Rock

JACK TAR and Company
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

This series of photographs represents the endless flow of the water cycle and how water continues on a path, always adapting to its surrounds on its endeavours.

Dancing from the Dark, Looking for the Light

Debra Luccio
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

An exhibition of new monotypes, paintings and etchings inspired by The Australian Ballet.

Mrs Larritt

Catherine Pilgrim
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Living Water

Ella Whateley
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Fuelled by a passion for ink and paper, and intrigued by the rich visual languages of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, Living Water is Ella Whateley’s response to full immersion in Taiwanese culture during an inspirational residency at National Taiwan University in Arts (NTUA) in 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Retreat

James Grant
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Greedy Pixiu

William Eicholtz
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Greedy Pixiu are a pan Asian chimera to accompany us back from a difficult pandemic year.

Emerging Artist Award 2021

presented by fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

2021 submissions open!

King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary First Nations Art Award

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

In its second season, the Award is a biennial competition established by KWM to promote and encourage the highest standard of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art practice in Australia.

Silence #1.6: The Beauty in Death

Pimpisa Tinpalit
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Silence #1.6 is a philosophical study of mindfulness that all metaphysical conditions co-exist, and that death can provide a beautiful insight to understand and appreciate life.

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