In 2017, we celebrated our fifteenth birthday, and decided it was a fabulous time to have a group exhibition of fortyfivedownstairs alumni, named 45 at 45.
As a result of our unique mission as an unfunded and not-for-profit organisation supporting independent, experimental and thought-provoking art forms – striving to make money for artists, not from them – fortyfivedownstairs has developed treasured relationships with a broad community of artists and makers. In August 2017, 45 artists who have contributed to the reputation of the gallery over the years, joined us once again for 45 at 45.
Featuring artworks from 45 artists, each with a unique connection to fortyfivedownstairs, 45 at 45 provided a snapshot not only of the creativity and innovation that filled our gallery over the preceding decade and a half, but of the network of artists who have supported, and been supported by, fortyfivedownstairs. May it long continue!
Robert Lee Davis
Timothy James Webb