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Angels in America by Tony Kushner

1 September - 24 September

For the first time in 23 years, Melbourne audiences will have the chance to experience the full magnitude of Tony Kushner's ground-breaking masterpiece.

Aurora in Purple (2016) Monotype & Etching Ink on Velin Arches paper 43.5 x 39cm

A Decade of Dance

19 September - 14 October

A Decade of Dance celebrates ten years of artwork inspired by dance companies from New York to The Australian Ballet by Debra Luccio.


Romantic Piano Masterpieces

1 October

Tristan Lee and Gintaute Gataveckaite return to fortyfivedownstairs with a program of the much-loved Romantics



2 October

Leading exponents of Klezmer music and Yiddish song, Klezmania take the European tunes they grew up with and extend the boundaries across many other musical styles.


Three of a Kind: Alexander, Colin and Ted Nettelbeck

4 October

Three jazz pianists: brothers Colin and Ted, and Colin’s son Alexander, perform together in public for the first time.


Taxithi 2: Metanastes – The Immigrants

11 October

The second instalment of Taxithi: An Australian Odyssey - a rehearsed reading and fundraiser.


A Night of Poetry and Music for Barry Jones

12 October

A night of poetry and music to celebrate Barry Jones' birthday.

Terry Swann, HIGH COUNTRY MT. BUFFALO VIC , watercolour, 530 X 530mm

Journeys Through Landscape

17 October - 28 October

This series of visceral contemporary watercolours capture in vivid abstraction the essence of Australia’s ancient and unspoilt landscapes.

The Art of Conversation, Image and Text on paper & Interactive Digital work 100cm x 100cm

The Art of Conversation

31 October - 25 November

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

Liza McCosh, Liminal 5, watercolour on synthetic paper, 300 x 300mm


31 October - 25 November

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

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Birdcage Thursdays by Sandra Fiona Long

2 November - 12 November

An intimate window into a family in crisis.


Rainbow Man by Peter Dawncy

15 November - 26 November

A tale of many tales.

Kim Anderson, Untitled (The Red Dress series), 2017, ink on Arches paper, 350 x 260mm

Hiding in Plain Sight

28 November - 16 December

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


It’s Not a Library

28 November - 16 December

A collection of of mixed media artworks and prints inspired by childhood memories.

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29 November - 3 December

Eavesdropping. We all do it. Whether we want to or not.

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Travelling Tales

7 December - 10 December

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

Be transported to the parties of Paris in the 1930s


Beethoven’s Birthday with Tristan Lee

17 December

A piano recital to celebrate Beethoven's birthday.

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