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February 2019

Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Lightning Jar Theatre
15 February - 10 March

What will become of our culture when the apocalypse comes? A darkly comic examination of how the stories we tell make us the people we are. Part of the 2019 VCE Drama Playlist.

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Nature and Form

Greta Costello
19 February - 2 March

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

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

An exhibition of artwork on original postcards from New York, and new monotypes in the Small Gallery

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World Problems

Emma Mary Hall
12 March - 24 March

A funny and experimental depiction of our monolithic, interconnected world, created by multi-award-winning artist Emma Mary Hall.

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ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

18 March

An evening to celebrate the winner of the prestigious Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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April 2019

On Beauty

Robbie Harmsworth
2 April - 27 April

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

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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Collide

Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe & Joseph Lallo
16 April

Collide return to fortyfivedownstairs with an exciting new program of arrangements for cello, piano and saxophone.

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UNFOLDING

Michael Pearce
30 April - 18 May

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

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

Street Dog 3 (detail), oil on canvas, 91 x 122cm

Power of Pattern

Gavin Brown
21 May - 1 June

Gavin Brown returns to fortyfivedownstairs with a new series of paintings focusing on pattern.

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Coca Cardellino, pigment ink on rag, 70cm x 100cm

Conventicle

Chris Orr
21 May - 1 June

An unorthodox assemblage of everyday detritus, ephemera and artist photography blanketed in classical engravings and stencils.

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LOVE by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs
23 May - 9 June

An unapologetic exploration of love and addiction. Audacious. Raw. In-your-face, LOVE is a work that talks about an Australia that is rarely explored on our stages.

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SHIT by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs
29 May - 9 June

SHIT, winner of four Green Room Awards, returns to fortyfivedownstairs after a sold-out season in 2016.

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June 2019

Travesties by Tom Stoppard

Bloomsday in Melbourne
12 June - 23 June

Bloomsday in Melbourne return to fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate everything James Joyce.

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July 2019

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Max Gillies
2 July - 14 July

After a critically acclaimed season in 2018, Max Gillies returns to fortyfivedownstairs in Beckett's remarkable duet for solo performer and tape recorder.

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