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Resident Alien, directed by Gary Abrahams. Image by Adam Dal Pozzo

Resident Alien

25 May - 12 June
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 11 June, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2016-05-25 06:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-05-25 8:30

In Resident Alien, the legendary author Quentin Crisp (Paul Capsis) shares an unforgettable heart to heart about life as only he knows it.

Brendan Rigby, 5 of the participating children from Botingli, northern Ghana, 2015, photographic print

Insight: Children’s perspectives of literacy in northern Ghana

24 May - 4 June
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 3 June, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2016-05-26 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-05-26 3:00

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.

Mary Roberts Nakamarra, Yalka Tjukurrpa (Bush Onion) – Murini (detail), acrylic on linen, 152 x 91cm

Keepers of Place: new works from Papunya Tjupi

24 May - 4 June
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 3 June, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2016-05-26 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-05-26 3:00

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.

Arnold Zable SHORTS@45

SHORTS@45

6 June : 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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, What do I know (detail) 2015, 240 x100.5cm

Configurations

7 - 18 June
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 17 June, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2016-06-07 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-06-07 3:00

Pietro Capogreco and Augustine Dall'Ava come together at fortyfivedownstairs to exhibit a series of drawings and sculptures in their exhibition Configurations.

Photos by www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

Kaleidoscope

7 - 18 June
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 17 June, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2016-06-07 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-06-07 3:00

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.

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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

15 - 19 June
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 18 June, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2016-06-15 03:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-06-15 9:30

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, From nothing comes everything (detail)

From Nothing Comes Everything

21 June - 2 July
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 1 July, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2016-06-21 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-06-21 3:00

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.

L’amante anglaise by Marguerite Duras

L’amante anglaise

21 June - 3 July
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2 July, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2016-06-21 05:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-06-21 8:30

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.

Bronni Krieger, Keepsake, 2016, oil on linen, 92 x 122 cm

Unspoken

5 - 16 July
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 15 July, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2016-07-05 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-07-05 3:00

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.

David Hirst, Orange Tally, 2015, oil on canvas

Mutawintji

5 - 15 July
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 15 July, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that begins at 2016-07-05 12:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-07-05 3:00

This exhibition emerges from time spent observing the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes of the Mutawintji National Park.

Retro Futurismus by Anni and Maude Davey. Image by Jo Duck

Retro Futurismus

6 - 31 July
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Wednesday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 7pm and 9.30pm, Sunday 5pm

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?

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TAXITHI Return Season

3 - 14 August
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An event every 1 week(s) on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 14 August, 2016,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2016-08-03 05:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2016-08-03 9:00,
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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.

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