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The Book of Revelations

19 July - 30 July

Directed by Nancy Black, some of Melbourne's leading talents combine sound, visuals and performance to create a startling world full of wonder, terror - and joy.

Rehgan De Mather, [DIOS] Mother is God, 2017, acrylic, spray enamel and tin heart on canvas, 1400 x 1400mm

Art, Life, Love, Death, Immortality, and a Respectable Haircut…

25 July - 5 August

After a four-month residency at fortyfivedownstairs, Rehgan De Mather presents an exhibition inspired by his travels through Mexico and South America.

Cate Blanchett Elizabeth the Golden Age, 2015, gouache on paper, 80 x 130mm

Imaging the Filmic Gloriana: The Mask of Elizabeth

25 July - 5 August

The purse-sized gouache miniature portraits of Queen Elizabeth I are a meditation on regaining authorship of one’s own story.

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The Ones by Peter Rose

31 July

A reading of two new short works by Peter Rose presented in our gallery.

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Looking Glass by Louris van de Geer

2 August - 13 August

a frightening portrait of a family stuck looking to the 'other' to define its 'self'.

David Frazer, 5. Happy Hour, 2017, wood engraving, 75 x 99mm

Happy Hour

8 August - 19 August

David Frazer teams up with Australian song-writing legend Don Walker to create his latest handmade book collaboration of traditional wood block prints.

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45 at 45

8 August - 19 August

An exhibition of 45 artists at fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate our fifteenth birthday!

Rhonda Baum, Mind, white conte and ink, 300gsm on cotton rag paper, 300mm x 200mm

Convenire

22 August - 2 September

Convenire is an exhibition of sculpture, photography and works on paper by three renowned Melbourne artists.

Rosie Weiss, Mt Martha, 2016, CHinese ink and watercolour on Arches, 160 x 125mm

The Trees Are Falling Into The Sea And Other Stories: Part Two

22 August - 2 September

An exhibition of watercolours documenting the effects of climate change along Melbourne coastlines.

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The Usefulness of Art

24 August - 27 August

The second in Adam Simmons' concert series. This suite celebrates the qualities that art helps engender, including acceptance, empathy, generosity, compassion and faith.

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Angels in America by Tony Kushner

1 September - 17 September

For the first time since its Australian premiere in 1994, Melbourne audiences will have the chance to experience the full magnitude of Tony Kushner's ground breaking masterpiece.

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Nili Kotoka

5 September - 16 September

Nili Kotoka is an attempt to understand how despite the most desperate circumstances, community is fundamental, music permeates all aspects of life and above all, education is cherished.

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Kavisha Mazzella: The Fearless Note

11 September

A chance to luxuriate in Kavisha’s warm, passionate vocals.

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Birdcage Thursdays by Sandra Fiona Long

2 November - 12 November

An intimate window into a family in crisis.

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Rainbow Man by Peter Dawncy

15 November - 26 November

A tale of many tales.

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Earshot

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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