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August 2017

The Trees Are Falling Into The Sea And Other Stories: Part Two

22 August, 2017 - 2 September, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rosie Weiss, Mt Martha, 2016, CHinese ink and watercolour on Arches, 160 x 125mm

An exhibition of watercolours documenting the effects of climate change along Melbourne coastlines.

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September 2017

Nili Kotoka

5 September, 2017 - 16 September, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Mark Chew

Nili Kotoka is an attempt to understand how despite the most desperate circumstances, community is fundamental, music permeates all aspects of life and above all, education is cherished.

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A Decade of Dance

19 September, 2017 - 14 October, 2017
Aurora in Purple (2016) Monotype & Etching Ink on Velin Arches paper 43.5 x 39cm

A Decade of Dance celebrates ten years of artwork inspired by dance companies from New York to The Australian Ballet by Debra Luccio.

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October 2017

Journeys Through Landscape

17 October, 2017 - 28 October, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Terry Swann, HIGH COUNTRY MT. BUFFALO VIC , watercolour, 530 X 530mm

This series of visceral contemporary watercolours capture in vivid abstraction the essence of Australia’s ancient and unspoilt landscapes.

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The Art of Conversation

31 October, 2017 - 25 November, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Art of Conversation, Image and Text on paper & Interactive Digital work 100cm x 100cm

The Art of Conversation presents a colloquial and visual dialogue around the arts, community, collectivity and what it’s like to be young.

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LIMINAL

31 October, 2017 - 25 November, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Liza McCosh, Liminal 5, watercolour on synthetic paper, 300 x 300mm

The series of work in LIMINAL derives from Liza McCosh’s direct engagement with the natural environment.

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November 2017

Hiding in Plain Sight

28 November, 2017 - 16 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Kim Anderson, Untitled (The Red Dress series), 2017, ink on Arches paper, 350 x 260mm

A body of work centred around personal experiences and struggles, exploring the artist's deepest responses to the world around her.

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It’s Not a Library

28 November, 2017 - 16 December, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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William White, It's Not a Library.

A collection of of mixed media artworks and prints inspired by childhood memories.

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January 2018

As you are

30 January, 2018 - 10 February, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Stephanie Howden, Bec and The Fox

An exploration in the subtleties of physical expression through body language, attitude and sartorial choices.

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Duality

30 January, 2018 - 10 February, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Bailer, Untitled, acrylic on canvas. Photo by p1xels

A series of paintings and sculpture traversing the liminal states of being and exploring the ever-changing states of the human condition.

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February 2018

Save me

13 February, 2018 - 3 March, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Anna Taylor, The Andes, Peru – Save me series (detail), 2016, 230 x 510mm. Photographer: Christopher Sanders

An exhibition exploring the minutiae of landscape replicated in the aerial view, documenting the exquisite mirroring of detail, pattern and line. Both a celebration of our earth and it’s incredible
beauty, and a call to action to save it.

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Uncanny Life – artifact and identity

13 February, 2018 - 3 March, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Jan Donaldson, The Infant of Prague

An extension of the research undertaken for Jan Donaldson's PhD project exploring the doll/puppet as a cultural icon and artifact.

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March 2018

Thousand kisses deep

6 March, 2018 - 17 March, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Lisa Sewards, Thousand kisses deep, 2017, detail

A new body of work connecting the materiality of prints and the fluidity of paintings with imagery emphasizing illusory maritime parachutes.

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Bird as totem

6 March, 2018 - 17 March, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of sculpture, drawing and prints commenting on issues affecting our lives, war, the environment and the higher being.

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Daily Encounters

20 March, 2018 - 7 April, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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As part of an artist residency at fortyfivedownstairs, Robyn Rich will present an exhibition of paintings that explore life through the eyes of the artist.

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The Language of Colour: A Textile Journey

20 March, 2018 - 7 April, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A new series of work as part of Melbourne Design Week exploring cultural heritage and traditional textiles as the inspiration to create new performative and cultural connections with the medium.

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April 2018

A life seen through cut outs

Kerry Armstrong
10 April, 2018 - 5 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of large scale paintings finding figuration through means of abstraction.

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Hands All Over

Serap Osman
10 April, 2018 - 21 April, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Hands All Over 2

An exhibition of photography commenting on how convenience, industrialisation and modern materials are impacting the natural world.

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A Small Gathering

Studio Gallery Melbourne
24 April, 2018 - 5 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Studio Gallery Melbourne

A Small Gathering brings together a series of artworks from Studio Gallery Melbourne.

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May 2018

Between Us

Ede Horton
8 May, 2018 - 19 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of glass portraits depicting the diversity of the artist's community.

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Mighty Melbourne

Arthur Ted Powell
8 May, 2018 - 19 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Arthur Ted Powell, Midnight Melbourne

An exhibition of Melbourne cityscapes by Arthur Ted Powell

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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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