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October 2017

The Art of Conversation

31 October - 25 November
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Art of Conversation, Image and Text on paper & Interactive Digital work 100cm x 100cm

The Art of Conversation presents a colloquial and visual dialogue around the arts, community, collectivity and what it’s like to be young.

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LIMINAL

31 October - 25 November
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Liza McCosh, Liminal 5, watercolour on synthetic paper, 300 x 300mm

The series of work in LIMINAL derives from Liza McCosh’s direct engagement with the natural environment.

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November 2017

Rainbow Man by Peter Dawncy

15 November - 26 November
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A tale of many tales.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

28 November - 16 December
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Kim Anderson, Untitled (The Red Dress series), 2017, ink on Arches paper, 350 x 260mm

A body of work centred around personal experiences and struggles, exploring the artist's deepest responses to the world around her.

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It’s Not a Library

28 November - 16 December
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A collection of of mixed media artworks and prints inspired by childhood memories.

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Earshot

29 November - 3 December
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Everyone is listening.

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December 2017

Travelling Tales

7 December - 10 December
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The third concert in Adam Simmons' 'The Usefulness of Art' concert series and a Melbourne premiere.

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La Mauvaise Reputation

11 December
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Be transported to the parties of Paris in the 1930s

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Beethoven’s Birthday with Tristan Lee

17 December
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A technically challenging and exciting piano recital to celebrate Beethoven's birthday.

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January 2018

Lucky: Songs by Kylie

17 January, 2018 - 21 January, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs and stories of Kylie Minogue.

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Small Cruelties

18 January, 2018 - 20 January, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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During Midsumma Festival for three nights only, Willing presents a theatrical telling of his yet to be released sophomore EP.

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Strangers in Between by Tommy Murphy

24 January, 2018 - 11 February, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A contemporary Australian classic from the playwright of 'Holding the Man'.

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As you are

30 January, 2018 - 10 February, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Stephanie Howden, Bec and The Fox (detail)

An exploration in the subtleties of physical expression through body language, attitude and sartorial choices.

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Duality

30 January, 2018 - 10 February, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Bailer, Untitled, acrylic on canvas. Photo by p1xels

A series of paintings and sculpture traversing the liminal states of being and exploring the ever-changing states of the human condition.

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February 2018

Anna Taylor

13 February, 2018 - 3 March, 2018
Anna Taylor, The Andes, Peru – Save me series (detail), 2016, 230 x 510mm. Photographer: Christopher Sanders

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.

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Uncanny Life – artifact and identity

13 February, 2018 - 3 March, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Jan Donaldson, The Infant of Prague

An extension of the research undertaken for Jan Donaldson's PhD project exploring the doll/puppet as a cultural icon and artifact.

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This is Eden by Emily Goddard

14 February, 2018 - 25 February, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A limited return season of an extraordinary work that examines our dark past. Part of the 2018 VCE Drama Playlist.

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March 2018

Thousand kisses deep

6 March, 2018 - 17 March, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Lisa Sewards, Thousand kisses deep, 2017, detail

A new body of work connecting the materiality of prints and the fluidity of paintings with imagery emphasizing illusory maritime parachutes.

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Bird as totem

6 March, 2018 - 17 March, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Mike Nicholls, Resting, 2016, redbox

An exhibition of sculpture, drawing and prints commenting on issues affecting our lives, war, the environment and the higher being.

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Venus in Fur by David Ives

9 March, 2018 - 24 March, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A whip-smart exploration of sexual politics, gender and power.

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May 2018

The Calling

3 May, 2018 - 6 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The fourth installment in Adam Simmons' 'The Usefulness of Art' series.

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Resident Alien by Tim Fountain

9 May, 2018 - 13 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Paul Capsis returns for a limited season in his "astonishing" performance as Quentin Crisp.

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DE STROYED

16 May, 2018 - 27 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A provocative look at love, aging and being a woman.

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June 2018

Holy Cow! James Joyce takes it all off

13 June, 2018 - 17 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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In Ulysses, nothing and no-one is safe and everything is fair game.

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