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May 2018

Captured Landscapes

Alison Percy
22 May, 2018 - 2 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of paintings capturing the Australian landscape, exposed to the elements, in a rapidly changing environment.

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MAXIMUM minimal

Andrew Scollo
22 May, 2018 - 2 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Andrew Scollo, Grid 1 (detail)

The first solo exhibition of an architect/artist exploring the materiality of line and colour in painting.

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June 2018

Constant Companions

Maria Petrova
5 June, 2018 - 16 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Constant Companions explores concepts of dysfunctional attachment, heredity, trauma and healing; both in relation to the artist and her family, and as a unifying thread running through humanity.

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Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre: Interpretations from the air

The Light Collective
5 June, 2018 - 16 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Light Collective presents an exhibition of photographic works interpreting the deeply captivating and somewhat mystical landscape that is Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre.

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Emerging Artist Award 2018

fortyfivedownstairs & Future Leaders
19 June, 2018 - 30 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders present the fourth annual Emerging Artist Award 2018.

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July 2018

TOO-ROO-DUN

Curated by Lisa Waup and Baluk Arts
3 July, 2018 - 14 July, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
HICSA Bunyip

TOO-ROO-DUN has brought together Victorian Aboriginal communities to create an immersive and imagined exhibition celebrating the Bunyip.

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Weaving the here and then

Ali McNabney-Stevens
17 July, 2018 - 28 July, 2018
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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A new series of large scale paintings exploring the links between the artist's past and present.

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Real and Imagined Spaces

Jessica Gannaway
17 July, 2018 - 28 July, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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These botanical hand dyed textiles provoke viewers to think about the imaginary and discursive places we inhabit in relationship to other people: shared spaces, contested spaces, collaborative spaces and boundaries and walls that divide us.

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All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files

Melbourne Art Week
31 July, 2018 - 11 August, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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All We Can't See: Janet Laurence

A hugely impressive roster of award-wining Australian artists, including Abdul Abdullah, Janet Laurence and Ben Quilty have joined forces once again for the Melbourne installment of All We Can’t See, depicting individual interpretations of the leaked Nauru files exposed by The Guardian in 2016.

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August 2018

Virtually Embedded in the Landscape

Narelle Cridland
14 August, 2018 - 25 August, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Virtually Embedded In The Landscape authenticates a father’s and daughter’s connection with the picturesque Australian landscape of South Australia, Flinders Ranges and the romantic mobility of the British icon four-wheel drive vehicle, the Land Rover.

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Darker Places

Caroline Walls
14 August, 2018 - 25 August, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Darker Places, a new series of paintings and drawings by Caroline Walls, is an extension of her art practice where the female is the central focus of consideration.

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Hyperrealism and Improvisation

James Yuncken
28 August, 2018 - 8 September, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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James Yuncken presents a series of paintings and drawings; both landscapes in a traditional and non-traditional sense.

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Melbourne Listening

Susannah Williams & Warren Armstrong
28 August, 2018 - 8 September, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Melbourne Listening, Susannah Williams and Warren Armstrong

An interactive installation consisting of 24 audio recordings representing a "day" in Melbourne that can be accessed via touch responsive drawings and objects, and beyond the gallery, via a phone app.

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September 2018

I am scattering like light

Marion Harper
11 September, 2018 - 22 September, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Marion Harper, I am years on the bridge, 2018, oil on board, 630 x 730mm

I am scattering like light proposes a visual journey through abstraction, amorphic forms, dimensional models, and demarcated spaces.

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…of script and facture… with Two Shanks

Catherine Bainbridge with Daniel Keene
11 September, 2018 - 22 September, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Catherine Bainbridge

A two-part exhibition of painting and prints by Catherine Bainbridge and a film of Two Shanks by Daniel Keene.

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Manhattan Dreaming

Marco Luccio
25 September, 2018 - 20 October, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A new collection of paintings and drypoints capturing Manhattan's lines, angles, moods and movement, with a spontaneity bordering on instinct.

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October 2018

The Far North

Allan Wolf-Tasker
23 October, 2018 - 3 November, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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In this most recent exhibition, Allan leaves his studio in Daylesford for the vastly different Far North of Australia, an area he has visited with his wife Alla since the 1970s but never before captured on his canvas.

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November 2018

SMALL! exhibition

fortyfivedownstairs
8 November, 2018 - 17 November, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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fortyfivedownstairs has submissions from everyone for our first ever community-sourced small works exhibition, SMALL!

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Yenbena Lotjpa: Ancestors Speak Out

Lee Darroch
20 November, 2018 - 1 December, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A contemporary installation documenting and exploring a series of heart-wrenching letters and petitions written by the Ancestors to authorities in the 19th and 20th century.

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I AM.

Keren Dobia
20 November, 2018 - 1 December, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Keren Dobia, The Fashion Designer

A photographic portrait series of Australian creatives, exploring and depicting the diverse nature of those in the creative industry in a cinematic and stylised form.

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December 2018

BLACKANDBLUE: Coral or Coal

The Light Collective
4 December, 2018 - 15 December, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Ignacio Palacios, 2017

A photography exhibition posing the question: Coral or Coal. How do we meet our growing energy needs and still act responsibly towards the environment?

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January 2019

Recent Drawings

Barry Dickins
22 January - 2 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Prolific Australian playwright Barry Dickins exhibits his steel nib drawings.

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February 2019

Light. Ash. White

Evan Hancock
5 February - 16 February
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Light. Ash. White is a black and white photographic narrative that captures the partial re-birthing amongst a landscape that still holds on to hectares of remnant white carcasses. The series marks the 10 year anniversary of Black Saturday in Victoria.

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Shape of Thought

Jo Dyer
5 February - 16 February
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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My practice is informed by processes of introspection and observation, and a particular interest in exploring my inner and outer worlds and how they shape each other.

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Nature and Form

Greta Costello
19 February - 2 March
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Nature and Form presents medium format and 35mm analogue photography. The aesthetic is minimalistic, with a strong awareness of composition, contrast and form.

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Residue

Chaohui Xie & Georgia Simitzis
19 February - 2 March
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Residue pieces together the paintings and installations of Greek-born artist Georgia Simitzis and Chinese-born artist Chaohui Xie.

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March 2019

New York Postcards & Immaginario

Marco Luccio
5 March - 30 March
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of artwork on original postcards from New York, and new monotypes in the Small Gallery

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April 2019

On Beauty

Robbie Harmsworth
2 April - 27 April
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of paintings and works on paper exploring the notion of beauty and transience with references to antiquity and mythology.

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I’m not a Robot

Fiona Colin
2 April - 27 April
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A David Jones textile designer-turned painter presents a series of work exploring the line, tone, shape and colour of the world she sees.

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UNFOLDING

Michael Pearce
30 April - 18 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Unfolding introduces elements of dimension, light and shadow into pastel drawings through precise folding and embossing of parts of the paper.

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Primal

Janice Gobey
30 April - 18 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of oil paintings exploring the palpable anger in response to current economic uncertainty, environmental degradation, diminishing resources and inequality.

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May 2019

Conventicle

Chris Orr
21 May - 1 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An unorthodox assemblage of everyday detritus, ephemera and artist photography blanketed in classical engravings and stencils.

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The Power of Pattern

Gavin Brown
21 May - 1 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Street Dog 3 (detail), oil on canvas, 91 x 122cm

Gavin Brown presents a body of new paintings exploring the surreal, the unimaginable and the unexpected.

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June 2019

Complex Life

Catherine Hearse & Glenn Murray
4 June - 15 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Two friends and artists use their artistic processes to explore their positions in the world, both in a physical, environmental and emotional manner.

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E lascia dir le genti

John Mezzini
4 June - 15 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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John Mezzini, Sofa (detail)

E lascia dir le genti, captures fragments of social interaction. The moment when inhibitions are dropped, and subjects are exposed in their most raw and vulnerable state, where we are confronted by the beauty of the immediate.

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