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Janice Gobey

Janice Gobey’s paintings always sit within duality.  Like the fur they depict, they are beautiful but ominous. The latest collection of works for the exhibition The Haunting, again reflect this duality but even more so with a new use of…

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Janno

As happens in life, we get thrown the unexpected. Look up has ballooned and taken on its own uncharted journey, exploding into a defiant shout for life. It continues to be a body of work about humanity and reconnecting with…

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Stephen Williams

9000 vinyl records displays artist Stephen Williams' personal collection of original first pressing soul records and record sleeves, combining them with a complete indexed catalogue, text, video and recorded music which relate directly to the records themselves. The exhibition explores the…

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Terry Swann

Contemporary watercolourist Terry Swann’s exhibition Off Track – On Site is a journey of exploration into the heart of remote Australia. From the technicolour desert country along the Oodnadatta Track to the blackened remains of bushfire-affected NSW and on to…

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CANZONE – Music as Storytelling

fortyfivedownstairs in association with the Melbourne Festival presents: A magical dream of Venice comes to Melbourne with the combination of music and art inspired by Claudio Monteverdi, master of music at St. Mark’s Basilica from 1613. Multi award winning artist…

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James Yuncken

The Drawing Room is an exhibition of prints, drawings and bas reliefs created by James Yuncken at intervals over a period  between 1990 and 2009. At each interval a different creative impulse prevailed. The Drawing Room is set up to…

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Mark Chew

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. As a child, he helped his father sell tea at the Vadnagar railway station. He is now the democratically elected leader of 1.21 billion people. This exhibition…

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Go, said the bird

“Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children, Hidden excitedly, containing laughter. Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind Cannot bear very much reality. Time past and time future What might have been and what has…

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Carousel

The carousel turns and with each revolution comes an evolution, as familiar views are given fresh insight. And so it is in contemporary jewellery and object, as new generations of artists climb aboard. From old ideas spring new revelations, familiar…

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Victorian Craft Award

"This year Craft turns 45 years old, and to celebrate this milestone we are pleased to launch the inaugural Victorian Craft Award. The Award is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence…

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Joe Duggan

Australia's leading climate researchers respond to the question, "How does climate change make you feel?" in an exhibition showcasing their hand-written letters collected by Science Communicator Joe Duggan. These researchers have dedicated their lives to understanding climate change, but this…

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Rodney Schaffer

Rodney Schaffer's photographic series Luna is an exploration of the perception and interaction with one's surroundings. The series utilises urban and rural elements of the Australian landscape as a specific vehicle for how we interpret what is around us. The…

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Michael Pearce

Michael Pearce has developed a series of luminous, lyrical and evocative pastel and charcoal works on paper. Lacuna explores the contrast and balance between the vertical and horizontal; and positive and negative space. This exhibition is the result of Pearce’s…

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Chris Orr

Bone Idol is the result of Chris Orr’s fascination with the manipulation of digital images as art forms. Orr obsessively scans and photographs a chosen object to achieve optimum light and shade, revealing previously unrecognised terrains through the ensuing layers…

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Gavin Brown

Gavin Brown's exhibition The Printed Painting demonstrates a vibrancy of colour and collage. This exhibition revisits the process of printmaking that was a hallmark of Brown’s early textile designs of the 1980s. As an exploration of changing technological printing methods,…

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Emerging Artist Award 2015

fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders present the inaugural Emerging Artist Award 2015. The Emerging Artist Award 2015 brings together the best emerging artists from universities across Victoria for a two-week exhibition. With $3000 of prize money on offer, esteemed judge Ron Ramsey will select…

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Lisa Sewards & Anna Taylor

Flight from Silence honours lost memories and untold experiences. Artists Lisa Sewards and Anna Taylor deliver bodies of work that both complement and define the other. Taylor’s Home Sweet Home - a Memorial for families of veterans is a collection…

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Steph Bolt

Steph Bolt photo documents daily life. The subject matter is deliberately non heroic and celebrates our differences and similarities. Central elements of Bolt’s art practice are photography, travel and colour. Through print and sculptural media she observes, records and explores…

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Palya Art

Palya Art has a long history of working with, and for, Indigenous peoples living in far reaching communities across NorthWest Australia. "PALYA", (a Pintupi greeting word) is an outstanding exhibition of fine, traditional and contemporary Aboriginal artworks, with impeccable provenance, from North West…

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