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cCORDA

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

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

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, Victoria

2021 submissions open!

King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary First Nations Art Award

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Step. Float. Fly

Chloe Vallance
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Step. Float. Fly has been formed through a warm and sometimes mysterious observation of people and animals as they engage within everyday activities and moments of contemplation.

Silence #1.6: The Beauty in Death

Pimpisa Tinpalit
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Capturing Moments – People and Places

Hans van Weerd
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An exhibition of sketches, paintings and drawings capturing people and places.

Tales from the Greek: Myth, Beauty and Brutality

Marco Luccio
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Tales from the Greek is a new exhibition and book launch by award winning international artist Marco Luccio who has once again united with award winning and Miles Franklin shortlisted author John Hughes.

Coastline

Roma McLaughlin & Kathy Fahey
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of paper cuts, collages and paintings depicting the Victorian southern coastline in the context of climate change and rising sea levels.

Entering the Subconscious: The COVID Works

Michael Wedd
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Entering the Subconscious is a series of ink paintings that began at the beginning of COVID-19 in March 2020 and continued during the ongoing lockdowns in Melbourne in the intervening months. These works in sequence chart a journey as time in lockdown progressed.

monumentum

John Mezzini
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of conceptually abstract paintings based on the physicality of movement of his performance artist subjects, including acrobats and professional dancers.

Things Fall Apart

Mike Lutz
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

20-20 Hindsight

James Yuncken
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

What does Collins Street look like at 5pm in 2020 lockdown? James Yuncken explores this question, and the wider ramifications of Melbourne's extended lockdown.

A Stream of Consciousness: One Year Later

Braden Howard
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

An exploration and documentation of Braden Howard's subconscious throughout the year from August 2020 - August 2021, comprising one small artwork per day.

Hidden

Dorothy Lipmann
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A series of abstracted portrait paintings focusing on the vulnerability, yet quiet determination and resilience of the homeless women Dorothy Lipmann has come to know through the non-profit organisation Wintringham.

21AD

fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Freed from the straitjackets of client briefs, 21 creatives from the golden age of advertising and design come together for the first time in a joyfully unrestrained group exhibition.

Light

Debra Winn
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

'Light’ celebrates over sixteen years of artwork inspired by life models and dance companies from New York to The Australian Ballet by award winning artist Debra Winn.

Artist Talk

Debra Winn
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Please join Debra and Alice for valuable insight as they share their experiences of the rehearsal rooms and creating their art.

Road Works

Mike Reed
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Mike Reed's 'Road Works' exhibition dabbles in the gravel and raises his sights from quirky street photography to an artful view of “Road Photography”.

Everything Else

David Maxwell
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Venus Virgin Tomarz

Robert Earp & Venus Tomarz
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The audacious and electrifying conceptual photography of Robert Earp focuses on
the ‘surreal realness’ of transgendering with Venus Virgin Tomarz – Named after
Earp’s ‘divalicious’ collaborator and muse.

GARDENS OF EVIL

Venus Virgin Tomarz
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

o Venus Virgin Tomarz GARDENS OF EVIL 24 May - 4 June 2022 hours: Tues - Fri: 11am-5pm Sat: 11am-3pm admission: Free ..It all started with art and heart. A growth through the wonders of the free mind. Venus always saw the pinnacle of acceptance would come from those who adore the oomph of the…

Sacellum

Chris Orr
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

After the Fire

Gavin Brown
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

The Herring Island Piano Sonata

Coady Green and Tiriki Onus
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The world premiere of Linda Kouvaras' new work, the Herring Island Sonata for Piano and Narrator, performed by pianist Coady Green and narrator Tiriki Onus.

Art and Life, Domestic and Sublime

Coady Green and Linda Barcan
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Pianist Coady Green and mezzo-soprano Linda Barcan perform two major song cycles by Melbourne-based composers Linda Kouvaras and Katy Abbott.

Crucible

Group show featuring: Robyn Rich, Angela Hayes, Lisa Sewards, James Yuncken, Braden Howard, Mike Wedd, Janno McLaughlin, Annette Fitton, Madeline Bishop & James Hale.
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

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.

Myra in Space

Bridgette Burton
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Myra in Space' by Bridgette Burton, directed by Alice Bishop and featuring Kelly Nash.

Kup Murri

Maryanne Sam
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

A reading of the new play 'Kup Murri', written and directed by Maryanne Sam, and featuring Glenn Shea, Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Corey Saylor-Brunskill, Anna Burgess, Syd Brisbane and Carissa Lee.

Imperishables: Sculptures and Paintings

Filip Toth
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

The artist combines metal and stone forms, suggesting the frailty of human existence, or powerful monolithic shapes, tarnished by the patina of time, in an effort to indicate “visibly or invisibly” fragments of human existence.

The Book of Fabulas & Scented Echoes

Drasko Boljevic & Eleonor Palacio
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

As Dr Bernhard Sachs describes it “The meeting of this with the intense literary tradition of its South American corollary in Melbourne proposes a sophisticated larrikin poetic”.

Mungo

Susan Wald
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

Fortyfivedownstairs presents Mungo, a solo painting exhibition by Susan Wald, as part of the 2022 gallery program.

Vele

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

MICHELANGELO RUSSO & JENNIFER JABU Vele 2 August - 13 August 2022 hours: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 6pm Saturdays: 12pm - 4pm Tuesday and Friday evenings: 6pm - 8pm admission: Free The elements of composition are both rigid and fluid, angular and curvy, resulting in endless possibilities. Vele (pl) in Italian means sails. The…

To The Promised Land

Margaret Gold
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria

They risk everything for a chance of freedom.  How many boats are never seen.  How many people are never fished from the sea.

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