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In Resident Alien, the legendary author Quentin Crisp (Paul Capsis) shares an unforgettable heart to heart about life as only he knows it.
There are an estimated 58 million children around the world who are out of school. These children and their families are usually thought of as poor, uneducated, and non-literate. This exhibition challenges viewers to think differently about what literacy means, how it is used, and what we know about it.
The paintings in Keepers of Place: new works from Papunya Tjupi are an inspirational story of artistic regeneration – reminiscent of the early days of Papunya painting itself and of a tradition both utterly contemporary and entirely ancient.
In our first SHORTS@45 for the year New Stories from Old Friends, one of Melbourne’s favourite writers, Arnold Zable, will read from his newly-released work of non-fiction THE FIGHTER and acclaimed novelist Rod Jones gives us a sneak preview of his new novel THE MOTHERS.
Pietro Capogreco and Augustine Dall'Ava come together at fortyfivedownstairs to exhibit a series of drawings and sculptures in their exhibition Configurations.
Kaleidoscope is a collection of old and new works by Meaghan Coles, exploring the fragmented female face and questioning the concept of ideal beauty as portrayed in popular imagery.
Bloomsday in Melbourne’s theatrical adaptation of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Directed by Wayne Pearn, marks the centenary of Joyce’s most autobiographical novel.
Ellen Taylor's work is a marriage between her love of drawing and her studies in sculpture and spatial practice. The resulting two-dimensional drawings express and celebrate form and space.
This story of a brutal murder in a small town in France is a painstaking portrait of lost passion and an extraordinary inner life. Featuring Jillian Murray, winner of the 2015 Green Room for Best Female Performer, Independent Theatre for her role in this production.
Unspoken brings us before a series of paintings of animals whose physicality is so lovingly rendered that one is called to pause and enter the intensely felt space of the artist.
This exhibition emerges from time spent observing the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes of the Mutawintji National Park.
Anni and Maude Davey's Retro Futurismus is back! The exclusive, post-apocalyptic after party for survivors of what’s coming for us – when everything else is gone what will be left but carousing and revelry?
Following a sell-out, critically acclaimed season, fortyfivedownstairs is thrilled to announce a return season of Taxithi - An Australian Odyssey. Taxithi reveals the untold stories of women who migrated from Greece to Australia in the 1950s and 60s.