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July 2017

Wet Feet

11 July, 2017 - 22 July, 2017
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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The Book of Revelations

19 July, 2017 - 30 July, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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.

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

25 July, 2017 - 5 August, 2017
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, 2017 - 5 August, 2017
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

Looking Glass by Louris van de Geer

2 August, 2017 - 13 August, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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a frightening portrait of a family stuck looking to the 'other' to define its 'self'.

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Happy Hour

8 August, 2017 - 19 August, 2017
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, 2017 - 19 August, 2017
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, 2017 - 2 September, 2017
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, 2017 - 2 September, 2017
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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The Usefulness of Art

24 August, 2017 - 27 August, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia

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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September 2017

Angels in America by Tony Kushner

1 September, 2017 - 24 September, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia

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.

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Nili Kotoka

5 September, 2017 - 16 September, 2017
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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Kavisha Mazzella: The Fearless Note

11 September, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A chance to luxuriate in Kavisha’s warm, passionate vocals.

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A Decade of Dance

19 September, 2017 - 14 October, 2017
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

Romantic Piano Masterpieces

1 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Tristan Lee and Gintaute Gataveckaite return to fortyfivedownstairs with a program of the much-loved Romantics

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Klezmania

2 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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.

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Three of a Kind: Alexander, Colin and Ted Nettelbeck

4 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Three jazz pianists: brothers Colin and Ted, and Colin’s son Alexander, perform together in public for the first time.

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Taxithi 2: Metanastes – The Immigrants

11 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The second instalment of Taxithi: An Australian Odyssey - a rehearsed reading and fundraiser.

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A Night of Poetry and Music for Barry Jones

12 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia

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

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Journeys Through Landscape

17 October, 2017 - 28 October, 2017
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, 2017 - 25 November, 2017
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, 2017 - 25 November, 2017
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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November 2017

Birdcage Thursdays by Sandra Fiona Long

2 November, 2017 - 12 November, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A dark and humorous new Australian theatre work about isolation and excess in modern life.

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Rainbow Man by Peter Dawncy

15 November, 2017 - 26 November, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A tale of many tales.

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Hiding in Plain Sight

28 November, 2017 - 16 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Kim Anderson, Untitled (The Red Dress series), 2017, ink on Arches paper, 350 x 260mm

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

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It’s Not a Library

28 November, 2017 - 16 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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William White, It's Not a Library.

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

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Earshot

29 November, 2017 - 3 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Earshot, by Kate Hunter and collaborators.

Everyone is listening.

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December 2017

Travelling Tales

7 December, 2017 - 10 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Be transported to the parties of Paris in the 1930s

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Beethoven’s Birthday with Tristan Lee & Gina Gataveckaite

17 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Beethoven’s Birthday with Tristan Lee

A program of three of the great sonatas written between 1801 and 1804 to celebrate the composer's birthday.

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January 2018

Lucky: Songs by Kylie

17 January - 21 January
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs and stories of Kylie Minogue.

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Small Cruelties

18 January - 20 January
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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During Midsumma Festival for three nights only, Willing presents a theatrical telling of his yet to be released sophomore EP.

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Strangers in Between by Tommy Murphy

24 January - 11 February
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A contemporary Australian classic from the playwright of 'Holding the Man'.

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As you are

30 January - 10 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Stephanie Howden, Bec and The Fox

An exploration in the subtleties of physical expression through body language, attitude and sartorial choices.

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Duality

30 January - 10 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Bailer, Untitled, acrylic on canvas. Photo by p1xels

A series of paintings and sculpture traversing the liminal states of being and exploring the ever-changing states of the human condition.

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