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And When He Falls

One of Australia’s most acclaimed actors, John Stanton, returns to fortyfivedownstairs with his great solo performance And When He Falls, bringing the bloody Plantagenet Kings of England to vivid life. The recent discovery of the bones of Richard lll, the…

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The Long Pigs

ALL PERFORMANCES NOW SOLD OUT! ★★★★ "a dark-hearted jewel." Cameron Woodhead, The Age ★★★★ "a dirty little masterpiece" Byron Bache, Herald Sun Join us for the premiere of THE LONG PIGS, a profound, stylistically and visually arresting performance rooted in…

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Artist in Residence 2014

Artist Christopher Beaumont is the second artist to take up residence in the studio which is attached to fortyfivedownstairs’ large gallery space. It’s particularly appropriate to Christopher's work that the studio was formerly used as a kitchen space for gallery functions,…

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Robert Lee Davis

Life is a journey of endless possibilities, Then, Now and Everything in Between engages in a dialogue with the artists’ ongoing exploration into memory and conversation. Robert Lee Davis’s sensitive cinematic paintings are reminiscent of early colonial coastal cartographic surveys. Working…

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Group Exhibition of 8 WA Artists

Florid is a group exhibition curated by Clare McFarlane and Andrew Nicholls that brings 8 multi-disciplinary WA based artists to fortyfivedownstairs. Participating artists will be: Olga Cironis, Thea Costantino, Mel Dare, Eva Fernandez, Susan Flavell, Ryan Nazzari, Clare McFarlane &…

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Design Institute of Australia

Women In Design celebrates the contribution Melbourne women make to our built environment. Presented by the Design Institute of Australia Victoria Tasmania Branch, the exhibition profiles creative leaders from the disciplines of Architecture, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior…

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Matto Lucas

Matto recently received a Lifetime membership for his contribution to MidSumma as a visual artist. "I own this space. Creating art is a way for me to belong to myself. Using photography as a foundation I exploit the perception of…

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The Tenth Anniversary Edition

Glory Box 2014 has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment that this has caused. See below for our replacement season, ENCORE, a new collaboration between fortyfivedownstairs & La Mama!  …

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Group Exhibition

embodied features diverse work by four contemporary jewellers from Australia, New Zealand and America. Tassia Joannides, Suse Scholem, Rachel Timmins and Selina Woulfe break conventions of wearability, each incorporating performance; photography; ephemeral and interactive work as well as object making in their…

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Georgia MacGuire

Ill-fitted presents a body of work that reflects upon the history of the assimilation of Australian Aboriginal women and their subjection to a western imposition of identity. This imposition involves a process where the subject’s sense of self is manipulated…

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EVOKE

Evoke: To call forth or up; To re-create imaginatively. Sarah Coghlan, Talisha Ohanessian, Lucy Wang and Jennifer Mills are four Melbourne-based musicians who want to bring and exchange ideas in sharing the music that they know with the people who…

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Yours Truly

Talented curators Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire have reignited the art of letter writing with their sold out Women of Letters shows around the country where they encourage and allow our best and brightest to lay bare their sins and…

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THREE GRACES

SORRY FOLKS- ALL SOLD OUT! A tribute to the late Patricia Kennedy and to launch a renewed collaboration between Daniel Keene and Ariette Taylor. An evening to remember, to celebrate, to imagine... MARIE AND MARGUERITE (premiere, rehearsed reading) THE RAIN Artists:…

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anon.

Following their recent debut concert series, up-and-coming chamber group anon. promises a second installation to round up 2013. Collaborating with fellow musicmakers oboist Jasper Ly and cellist Josie Graham, anon. explores the world of Classical within the context of a…

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RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Graduates

RMIT Object Based Practice Graduating Student Exhibition 2013 Ruby Aitchison, Natasha Avila, Meghan Ayton, Sue Buchanan, Pamela Chan, Katie Collins, Natt Diamond, Rachel Fares, Eli Giannini, Annie Gobel, Fatima Grant, Cecielia Ezra Gregory, Marcos Guzman, Zahrah Habibullah, Sarah Jones (Stubbs),…

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CATHEXIS

CATHEXIS is a new project initiated by four of Melbourne’s most innovative performers. They come together to explore new possibilities in collaboration and interpretation of the music of our time. All core members of CATHEXIS are widely respected in the…

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Clinton Nain

For twenty five years I have been working as an artist. And lately guest curator. And now my great pleasure in mentoring Talgium Edwards, for his first solo show. It was not planned to happen, that I would also be…

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Talgium 'choco' Edwards

Talgium has a thirst for his water and land. The great land and waters of the Djadjawarrung is from where he has come. He holds the name Talgium. The name of his longtime grandfather of Djadjawarrung. While he walks and…

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Jo Harrison

Produced over a number of years in response to perpetually changing urban environments, the artwork in this exhibition is based on Jo Harrison's extensive experience of relocation and dislocation, and has been developed during living, working and studying in London,…

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Janice Gobey

As part of Janice Gobey's exhibition The Invisible she will hold an artist talk to discuss the influences and inspiration for her work, her trip to Beelitz and will answer any questions about the work. Abraham (Abe Ape) Nouk will…

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A Group Exhibition

This group exhibition, Carmichael 2, will celebrate the work and influence of the artist, educator and writer Rod Carmichael (1931–2008). It is the second in a series of shows intended to keep his spirit alive. Carmichael has been described as…

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Boy Out of the Country

"infused with the vitality of Aussie idiom .....crackles with understatement and wit" The Age ".....beautiful combination of literature and theatre." Arts Hub "sharp, canny and astute, but ... also very funny." Australian Stage Larrikin Ensemble Theatre presents the premiere production of…

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Suzie Speirs

The exhibition Life & Life, is a series of paintings that aim to depict life itself, not merely life via the imbalance of the man's singular position, but as it is for all life, no matter how big or small…

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Little Ladybug

Written and directed by Benjamin Cittadini. Performed by Craig Peade and May Ling Bradley. Produced by ROARAWAR FEARTATA. On a tram, a bus, a train or a ferry, a middle-aged man and a young woman get talking. He says he…

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Janice Gobey

Part of Melbourne Fringe Festival Janice Gobey’s work is influenced by her studies in psychology and her work draws on this background to explain abstract concepts in a visual context. During 2013, the artist spent 3 months on a residency…

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Samantha McCulloch

Placings / Citings enquires into the multiple histories haunting its site. It is a self-reflexive exhibition informed by its particular placement. Presented in the small gallery at fortyfivedownstairs, the project reflects upon the material and historic residues of the building…

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Michael Gow's LIVE ACTS ON STAGE

Part of Melbourne Fringe Festival Live Acts On Stage is an orgy of ancient myths told through contemporary and ancient text. Sift that mixture through Four Letter Word Theatre and at the helm of it, Director Sara Tabitha Catchpole, and you're in…

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Stillness & Movement

A piano recital with electronic destruction Matt Brown helps Peter Dumsday portray feelings of stillness and movement in piano music across the centuries. From familiar piano repertoire classics, through a handful of pieces by 20th Century master György Ligeti, to at…

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Mark Kimber

The exhibition Chemical Moon features photographs that explore the “hypnogogian” state that exists between wakefulness and sleep. Using small hand built dioramas interpreted through a combination of 19th and 21st photographic technique, Mark Kimber creates works that have a “half-remembered’…

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