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March 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Emerging Artist Award 2019

presented by fortyfivedownstairs
28 March - 29 June

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Closes 20 May at 5pm.

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April 2019

On Beauty

Robbie Harmsworth
2 April - 27 April

A series of paintings and works on paper exploring the notion of beauty and transience with references to antiquity and mythology.

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I’m not a Robot

Fiona Colin
2 April - 27 April

A David Jones textile designer-turned painter presents a series of work exploring the line, tone, shape and colour of the world she sees.

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UNFOLDING

Michael Pearce
30 April - 18 May

Unfolding introduces elements of dimension, light and shadow into pastel drawings through precise folding and embossing of parts of the paper.

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Primal

Janice Gobey
30 April - 18 May

An exhibition of oil paintings exploring the palpable anger in response to current economic uncertainty, environmental degradation, diminishing resources and inequality.

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May 2019

Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

Lightning Jar Theatre
1 May - 19 May

After a completely sold-out season, Lightning Jar Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play for those who missed out first time around!

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Street Dog 3 (detail), oil on canvas, 91 x 122cm

The Power of Pattern

Gavin Brown
21 May - 1 June

Gavin Brown presents a body of new paintings exploring the surreal, the unimaginable and the unexpected.

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Conventicle

Chris Orr
21 May - 1 June

An unorthodox assemblage of everyday detritus, ephemera and artist photography blanketed in classical engravings and stencils.

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LOVE by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs
23 May - 9 June

An unapologetic exploration of love and addiction. Audacious. Raw. In-your-face, LOVE is a work that talks about an Australia that is rarely explored on our stages.

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SHIT by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs
29 May - 9 June

SHIT, winner of four Green Room Awards, returns to fortyfivedownstairs after a sold-out season in 2016.

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June 2019

Complex Life

Catherine Hearse & Glenn Murray
4 June - 15 June

Two friends and artists use their artistic processes to explore their positions in the world, both in a physical, environmental and emotional manner.

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John Mezzini, Sofa (detail)

E lascia dir le genti

John Mezzini
4 June - 15 June

E lascia dir le genti, captures fragments of social interaction. The moment when inhibitions are dropped, and subjects are exposed in their most raw and vulnerable state, where we are confronted by the beauty of the immediate.

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Travesties by Tom Stoppard

Bloomsday in Melbourne
12 June - 23 June

Bloomsday in Melbourne return to fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate everything James Joyce.

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July 2019

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Max Gillies
2 July - 14 July

After a critically acclaimed season in 2018, Max Gillies returns to fortyfivedownstairs in Beckett's remarkable duet for solo performer and tape recorder.

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A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Peta Hanrahan
17 July - 28 July

Following a sold-out premiere season, Sentient Theatre's 'A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf' returns, shining a light on our history with astounding relevance to contemporary society.

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September 2019

The Rapture Chapter II

Finucane & Smith
4 September - 29 September

Moira Finucane, one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, magic realist geniuses and apocalyptic rock goddesses, brings home The Rapture Chapter II in her mind-stunning party on the edge of the abyss.

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