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January 2020

Glowry

Emilie Walsh
21 January - 1 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A glow-in-the-dark installation commenting on ideas about identity, colonialism and adventure.

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The Delusions Run Thick

Mark Chu
21 January - 1 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Mark Chu embraces the power of fantasy, hollow ambition, and absurdity, in a series of large scale, self-portraits depicting the plural nature of who or what a person can (and cannot) be.

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As One

Gertrude Opera
22 January - 1 February
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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One of the major works of American opera in the 21st century has its Australian premiere as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

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February 2020

reconstructed landscapes

Annie Burns
4 February - 15 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Annie Burns' paintings engage with the sublime natural world and our relationship with it in the face of destruction.

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Sensitive Sweethearts

curated by Tegan Iversen
4 February - 15 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Sensitive Sweethearts is an art exhibition for those who wear their heart on their sleeve.

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The New Impromptu Quartet

4 February
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A performance exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to Latin, funk, and soul.

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Belinda Hanne Reid: Love, Rorem

Belinda Hanne Reid & Coady Green
5 February - 6 February
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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From the extravagances of 1950s Paris, to the devastation of New York in the 80s and 90s, composer and diarist Ned Rorem captured the essence of what it meant to be an artist and in love.

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Shake ‘n’ Blake

Steve Gome
11 February - 23 February
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Shake ‘n’ Blake - The Sonnets of Innocence and Experience. Blending the Good Works of Williams Shakespeare and Blake into a Lesson in Love in all its aspects.

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1.5 Degrees

Art Aviso
18 February - 29 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A group exhibition responding to the challenge of the global community to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. It is about the science of climate change, communicated in diverse and intriguing ways.

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give me shelter

Paula McLoughlin
18 February - 29 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of screenprints based on landscapes that were noticed, photographed, and forgotten. Memories are captured, but the viewer moves on. Changes that occur to the landscape are out of sight and mind, and missed. But the environment is screaming for us to take notice.

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The Curtain by Daniel Keene

fortyfivedownstairs
26 February - 15 March
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Daniel Keene returns to fortyfivedownstairs with The Curtain, written with his sharp ear for poetry and play.

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March 2020

Between Horizons

Jan Learmonth
3 March - 14 March
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A collection of new and delightfully peculiar small sculptures. They are fantastical watercraft, knotted, woven, and welded together with materials gathered on the artist's travels around Gippsland.

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Hell Ship: The Journey of the Ticonderoga

Michael Veitch
17 March - 22 March
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Michael Veitch takes us on one-man’s journey through one of Victoria’s most horrific maritime events.

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Stiff Upper Lip

Cally Lotz
17 March - 28 March
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An analytical still life painting project that explores complex psychological states such as containment, austerity and isolation.

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QUIETUDE of the land, the figure and the flower

Alison Percy
17 March - 28 March
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of landscape, figurative and floral paintings celebrating contemplative, gentle and meditative actioned marks.

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Visions

Collide
24 March
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Collide ensemble returns to fortyfivedownstairs with an energetic offering of colourful French delicacies.

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elemental

Joan Blond , Aliki K , Bev Plowman , Jo Carroll
31 March - 18 April
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A collection of new paintings exploring facets of landscape and abstraction by Joan Blond, Aliki K, Bev Plowman and Jo Carroll.

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Travels With My Wife: Hong Kong around the Harbour and Airport

James Yuncken
31 March - 18 April
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A new series of small paintings exploring bustling harbour and airport scenes in Hong Kong.

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April 2020

Shepherd on the Rock

Duo Eclettico and Linda Barcan
6 April
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A concert of works for saxophone, piano and mezzo-soprano, including a transcription of Schubert’s late masterpiece, and a selection of beautiful original works.

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Gods and Demons

Yiyun Gu
7 April
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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From 'Pictures at an Exhibition' to 'Java Suite', from 'Islamey' to Piazzolla’s Tango, Chinese born pianist Yiyun Gu brings fantastic gods and demons together in a concert of magic and high imagination.

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Disruption, connection, protest

Melanie Lazarow
21 April - 2 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Melanie Lazarow is claiming the space for protests and strikes, using iPads iPhones, looping wires, plugs, power boards, and cushions. Her lens captures and holds the voices for refugees, for climate justice and renewables, against war.

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Ropas Abandonadas

Nel ten Wolde
21 April - 2 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of paintings and digital collage works exploring the discarded and lost clothes that crossed the artist's path on the pilgrimage trails she has covered throughout Europe, especially Spain.

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Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance

fortyfivedownstairs
23 April - 10 May
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Gary Abrahams directs the Victorian premiere of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer Prizewinning drama of 1966 featuring a stellar cast.

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May 2020

Burn This by Lanford Wilson

16th Street in association with HST
12 May - 24 May
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Two unlikely strangers are brought together by a mysterious death, their connection sparks a chemistry too explosive to ignore

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The Trauma Project by Elizabeth Walley

Elizabeth Walley
27 May - 7 June
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An immersive composition for theatre crafted by Elizabeth Walley in response to her eyewitness experience of a homicide in her suburban street.

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June 2020

John & Jen

SONDER Theatre Company
10 June - 28 June
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A truly original musical set against the background of a changing world - a story about connections, commitments and the healing of the human heart.

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