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8 - 8 November

Waterways of Daylesford

8 - 8 November
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 19 November, 2016

fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Allan Wolf-Tasker 004

This body of work concentrates on the area known as Central Springs Reserve in the village of Daylesford, Victoria’s Central Highlands.

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22 - 22 November

Looking for the Leviny Women of Buda

22 - 22 November
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 2 December, 2016

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Catherine Pilgrim, Relic Without Cultural Context 2016 lithograph (A/P) 38 x 28cm

A drawing based exploration of the historic narratives surrounding the fascinating Leviny Women who were resident at Buda Historic Home and Garden.

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Lore Makers

22 - 22 November
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 3 December, 2016

fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Freestone Press - Valmai Todd, Banksias

Freestone Printmakers create their own LORE with a group exhibition of prints.

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6 - 6 December

Crossing: Beyond Baliseering

6 - 6 December
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 16 December, 2016

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Image courtesy Project 11

Crossing: Beyond Baliseering presents Melbourne with a glimpse of the ever growing contemporary art scene hailing from Bali, Indonesia.

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7 - 7 February

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

7 - 7 February
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 17 February, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 18 February, 2017

fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, watercolour and ink on paper

With a background and interest in botanical art, Ailsa Campbell's exhibition seeks to celebrate observed detail in Australian natural forms.

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Between the Lines

7 - 7 February
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 17 February, 2017

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rodney Mallee, City Sunlight, 2016, linocut print on Fabriano paper, 250 x 355 mm

Between the Lines features a selection of works from artists who have experienced issues associated with homelessness, a disability or other adversities.

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21 - 21 February

EXPLORATIONS

21 - 21 February
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 3 March, 2017

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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freedom_web

Josef Brunhuber’s paintings and sketches explore the organised way we live our lives, and hint as to what may be happening behind this apparent orderliness.

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7 - 7 March

Twisted Tales

7 - 7 March
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Eliza Cameron, Nocturnus, oil on linen, 35cm x 35cm

Twisted Tales is a series of surreal paintings expressing the dramatic dance between immense, sometimes disillusioning, ‘free will’ and our murky true nature.

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Soxhibition

7 - 7 March
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fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Soxhibition, image by Mazz Navaro

A collaborative exhibition promoting the art of young Melbourne talents through the unique medium of socks.

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21 - 21 March

Mind the Gap

21 - 21 March
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 31 March, 2017

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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Kristian Laemmle-Ruff, For those who've come across the seas, 2015, C-type print with mirrored acrylic frame, 1130 x 1530mm

Mind the Gap is a somewhat dark and politically charged meditation on the gap between Australian cultures.

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4 - 4 April

Away From Home

4 - 4 April
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 13 April, 2017

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fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Away From Home is a series of photographs that explore the dualities that surround the idea of home: between presence & absence, permanence & impermanence and belonging & displacement.

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flux & stasis

4 - 4 April
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 13 April, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 8 April, 2017

fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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twins of fortune, 2017, watercolour on 100% rag, 780 x 1070 mm

Travel, transition, instability and small moments of stillness are the themes underpinning this body of mixed media works on paper.

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April 2017

Colour (Kele)

18 April - 29 April
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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109-16, Jillary Lynch, acrylic on fiber glass bust, 470x170mm

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

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Market Market

18 April - 29 April
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Gavin Brown, Vegetable Seller Sleeping, 2016, oil on canvas, 1220 x 1520 mm

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

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May 2017

Contemporary Landscape Paintings

2 May - 13 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Alexandra Sassé, Hawthorn towards Richmond (detail), oil on canvas, 85 x 65cm

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.

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Juxtapositional

2 May - 13 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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MacDonnell Ranges, Indian ink and oil on canvas, 168cm x 102cm, 2016

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

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Surfaces

16 May - 27 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Stoke, 2017, Acrylic/Charcoal/Oil Pastel/ Shellac

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

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Truth in the Shadow

16 May - 27 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Kyneton Jug, 2016, oil on board, 20 x 20cm

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

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This life of accretion

30 May - 10 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Untitled, 2017, encaustic sculptural painting (detail)

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

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But She is the Monument

30 May - 10 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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She animates the Monument – St Elizabeth of Hungary, Widow

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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June 2017

Emerging Artist Award 2017

13 June - 24 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Emerging Artist Award 2017

The third annual Emerging Artist Award showcases independent, experimental and thought-provoking art by some of Australia’s best emerging artists.

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Wabi/Sabi

27 June - 8 July
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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John Beaton, Here, 2011, photographic print

Wabi/Sabi is a series of photographs celebrating the ephemeral, freezing humans and nature in motion.

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July 2017

Paper Pusher

11 July - 22 July
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Philip Faulks, Charon The Smuggler, 2016, cut paper, 900 x 2700mm

Paper Pusher explores bureaucracy, institutional power, and the influence of organisations on our everyday lives and our sense of self.

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Wet Feet

11 July - 22 July
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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David Hirst, Blue Faces I, 2017, oil on canvas, 610 x 610mm

Wet Feet expresses the artist's dismay at the way in which we are ignoring the effects of climate change on others.

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

25 July - 5 August
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rehgan De Mather, [DIOS] Mother is God, 2017, acrylic, spray enamel and tin heart on canvas, 1400 x 1400mm

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

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Imaging the Filmic Gloriana: The Mask of Elizabeth

25 July - 5 August
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Cate Blanchett Elizabeth the Golden Age, 2015, gouache on paper, 80 x 130mm

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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August 2017

Happy Hour

8 August - 19 August
David Frazer, 5. Happy Hour, 2017, wood engraving, 75 x 99mm

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
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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45at45 Design by Zac Fay

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

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Convenire

22 August - 2 September
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rhonda Baum, Mind, white conte and ink, 300gsm on cotton rag paper, 300mm x 200mm

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

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

22 August - 2 September
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rosie Weiss, Mt Martha, 2016, CHinese ink and watercolour on Arches, 160 x 125mm

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

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September 2017

Nili Kotoka

5 September - 16 September
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Mark Chew

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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A Decade of Dance

19 September - 14 October
Aurora in Purple (2016) Monotype & Etching Ink on Velin Arches paper 43.5 x 39cm

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

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October 2017

Journeys Through Landscape

17 October - 28 October
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Terry Swann, HIGH COUNTRY MT. BUFFALO VIC , watercolour, 530 X 530mm

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

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The Art of Conversation

31 October - 25 November
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Art of Conversation, Image and Text on paper & Interactive Digital work 100cm x 100cm

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

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LIMINAL

31 October - 25 November
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Liza McCosh, Liminal 5, watercolour on synthetic paper, 300 x 300mm

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

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