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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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Mike Nicholls

Nicholls’ powerful and expressive wood carvings, paintings and prints, combine figurative elements with pared-back minimalist forms to produce artworks that speak with a unique personal strength. He has developed a highly personal vocabulary using the motifs of the hand, shield,…

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Dayne Trower

A series of small objects made from thin slices of timber is presented in Dayne Trower's External Walls, with an unusual degree of precision. In this study of theme and variation our attention is drawn to slight shifts in emphasis…

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Nick Kallincos

Originally trained as a biochemist, Nick Kallincos' works are primarily concerned with the psychological aspects of human experience. How we navigate the real world with the imagined world and how our cognitive decisions are informed by our perceptions, intuitions and…

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Judy Holding

Working in the landscape, particularly in the Top End and more recently in Nepal, the most powerful lesson I have learned is not to look just with my eyes, but to ‘ look ‘ with my ears, fingers and nose…

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Collected Works

The commercial world is a place we inhabit, but the personal realm is where we draw breath - Samantha Simpson, Managing Director, Sam I Am Management Sam I Am represents a collection of passionate and talented photographers, each incredible in…

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Katica Pedisic & Rachel Hurst

Taking its name from the two parts that comprise this exhibition, TIMES/TABLES is a collaborative installation that sees Melbourne-based Katica Pedisic and Adelaide-based Rachel Hurst use an eclectic mix of relief castings, compressed charcoal drawings, paintings and installation. Disseminating their…

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Violin for 2

Come and experience a rare and unusual duo concert by two diverse and beautiful violinists. Violin for 2 is the collaboration of two talented performers, Anne Harvey-Nagl and Susannah Ng, exploring the joys of the violin duo repertoire. From the charm…

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A Kind of Fabulous Hatred

Read the four star Herald Sun review here! A one-woman fantasy about Sylvia Plath, performed by Caroline Lee. A Kind of Fabulous Hatred by Barry Dickins is a new Australian work: beautifully written, surprising, and darkly humorous. Set on the…

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Ysabelle Dauguet

At the heart of Ysabelle’s body of work is a fascination with architectural structures and the desire to combine layers of occupied landscape sporadically with human presence. She constructs her works in a process of layering recognisable elements of the…

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Restoring Hope

In conjunction with Heartlands Refugee Art Prize, The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) and Melbourne Playback Theatre Company presents a unique creative performance inspired by 2013 national Refugee Week theme Restoring Hope. When…

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Castaway

Castaway is set by the sea, where a group of five women start art classes. Their first subject is a boat. After meeting, the women begin to paint and to share their stories. The script is essentially five revealing monologues…

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Greg Ades

This exhibition is the culmination of the inaugural fortyfivedownstairs Artist in Resident. In this exhibition Greg Ades draws upon the places he has journeyed to over recent years. He explores the interaction between natural structures, their surrounding space and neighbouring…

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Stephen Nova

The catalyst for Stephen’s current show came in the form of an old, wooden desktop loom; a humble item of domestic life that raised questions of the psychological and physical associations connected to the ideas and meaning of ‘home’. As…

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Flinders Quartet

Come and hear Flinders Quartet warming up for their forthcoming tour in an informal lunchtime concert at fortyfivedownstairs, where they are the 2013 string quartet in residence. They'll be playing some Haydn and Ravel for approx 45 mins. Entry is…

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Paul Newcombe

Paul Newcombe's upcoming exhibition is a culmination of his artistic ‘double life’, working in both visual arts and performance theatre in his early career. The exhibition is a continuation of Newcombe’s most recent exhibition at Melbourne’s G3 Artspace, Compositions In Paint (27 March…

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