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Gavin Brown, Vegetable Seller Sleeping, 2016, oil on canvas, 1220 x 1520 mm

Market Market

18 April - 29 April

An exhibition of new paintings exploring the vibrant markets of Cambodia.

109-16, Jillary Lynch, acrylic on fiber glass bust, 470x170mm

Colour (Kele)

18 April - 29 April

Keringke Arts artists artist use pattern, color, shape and design to create paintings that depict their sense of country, culture and self.


This is Eden by Emily Goddard

27 April - 7 May

Following its critically acclaimed debut season at HotHouse Theatre in 2015, This is Eden makes its Melbourne premiere at fortyfivedownstairs in a strictly limited season.

MacDonnell Ranges, Indian ink and oil on canvas, 168cm x 102cm, 2016


2 May - 13 May

This exhibition explores Australian and Asian landscape and cityscape in relation to concepts of emptiness and richness both physically and culturally.

Alexandra Sassé, Hawthorn towards Richmond (detail), oil on canvas, 85 x 65cm

Contemporary Landscape Paintings

2 May - 13 May

An exhibition that grew from a fascination with the juxtaposition of urban and natural forms, and the ongoing attempts to reconcile our lives with our places.


The Fraud, or The Rise and Fall of A to Z – Play Reading

3 May

A live reading and one-night-only first airing of a new play from award winning playwright Sofia Chapman.


Awakening by Daniel Lammin

10 May - 21 May

Returning after its acclaimed debut season at Trades Hall in 2016, Awakening is a new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s masterpiece Spring Awakening.

Stoke, 2017, Acrylic/Charcoal/Oil Pastel/ Shellac


16 May - 27 May

Surfaces explores the relationship between the physical action of mark making, and the role of the unconscious mind that drives it.

Kyneton Jug, 2016, oil on board, 20 x 20cm

Truth in the Shadow

16 May - 27 May

An exhibition of visual poetry, objects from the everyday, simple moments.


Shrine by Tim Winton

24 May - 18 June

From the multi award-winning writer of Cloudstreet comes an otherworldly theatrical event that shines a light on the tangled bonds of one Australian family.

Untitled, 2017, encaustic sculptural painting (detail)

This life of accretion

30 May - 10 June

This life of accretion is an exploration of intricate and interesting processes, borne of a desire to push artistic boundaries.

She animates the Monument – St Elizabeth of Hungary, Widow

But She is the Monument

30 May - 10 June

An exhibition exploring the notion of the monument, or monstrance, in relation to images of twelve saints from Alban Butler's Lives of Fathers, Martyrs and other Saints.

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Poetic License

20 June - 24 June

Poetic License is a cross-art form, inter-generational performance about the power and limitations of words.


The Rapture

29 June - 16 July

Moira Finucane's The Rapture writhes through a visual feast of prophecy, Gothic dreams, birds of prey, soaring wings, apocalyptic fairy tales, soul-searing music and physical madness.

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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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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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