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March 2019

Silk Mix

Hermès
30 March - 1 April
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Hermès welcomes you to Silk Mix – a temporary installation inspired by a record store.

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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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Tokos zenekar

The Boite
8 April
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Catch the excitement of the pulsing melodies that inspired musicians and composers from Brahms and Bartok, to the present day, with an ensemble of musicians touring from Hungary.

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Liszt’s Italian Pilgrimage

Tristan Lee
11 April
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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A rare opportunity to hear Liszt's cycle in its entirety, pianist Tristan Lee takes us through the composer's Italian pilgrimage.

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Collide ‘hors d’oeuvre’

Yelian He, Yasmin Rowe & Joseph Lallo
16 April
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Collide returns 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
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

Mr Burns, a post-electric play | RETURN SEASON

Lightning Jar Theatre
1 May - 19 May
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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After a completely sold-out season, Lightning Jar Theatre is thrilled to announce the return of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play for those who missed out first time around!

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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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LOVE by Patricia Cornelius

fortyfivedownstairs
23 May - 9 June
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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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
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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SHIT, winner of four Green Room Awards, returns to fortyfivedownstairs after a sold-out season in 2016.

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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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Travesties by Tom Stoppard

Bloomsday in Melbourne
12 June - 23 June
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Bloomsday in Melbourne return to fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate everything James Joyce.

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Emerging Artist Award 2019

presented by fortyfivedownstairs
18 June - 29 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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fortyfivedownstairs is excited to present the fifth annual Emerging Artist Award in 2019.

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Songs and Dances with Sally-Anne Russell

Salon Project
25 June
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sally-Anne Russell joins Salon Project for a beguiling concert of Songs and Dances.

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Perspectives

Yasmin Rowe
26 June
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Yasmin Rowe returns to fortyfivedownstairs with a stunning solo piano program ranging from the contemplative to the utmost joy and exhilaration.

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Benn Bennett Live

Benn Bennett
28 June
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia

Award-winning cabaret artist Benn Bennett returns to fortyfivedownstairs for one night only!

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July 2019

Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett

Max Gillies
2 July - 14 July
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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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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A Dangerous Smile

Rowan Chanen
2 July - 13 July
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rowan Chanen, A Dangerous Smile

A Dangerous Smile not only documents a life that has been lived for centuries, but also reflects upon the very modern point at which the pursuit of inner peace intersects with the pursuit of politics.

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The Last Days of Summer

Peter Hyatt
2 July - 27 July
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Peter Hyatt combines sublime photographic imagery and digital art to create a richly invented tableaux. Familiar yet dreamlike, his work captures the collision of people, places and nature, frequently as disparate forces.

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Play Reading: The Curtain

Daniel Keene
8 July
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Join us for a rehearsed reading of Daniel Keene's 'The Curtain' directed by Beng Oh

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After the Archive: Park Life

Amanda Johnson
16 July - 10 August
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Amanda Johnson’s paintings question the fate of the public garden in a context of global warming. How has our physical and cultural encounter with the public garden changed?

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A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Peta Hanrahan
17 July - 28 July
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Following a sold-out premiere season, Sentient Theatre's 'A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf' returns, shining a light on our history with astounding relevance to contemporary society.

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TERRAFORM

Josh Dykgraaf
30 July - 10 August
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A photographic manipulation experiment representing the culmination of countless hours of exploration, both literal and artistic.

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August 2019

The Ghetto Cabaret

fortyfivedownstairs
1 August - 18 August
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A powerful new cabaret featuring Yiddish songs written in the Jewish ghettos of WWII.

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Sepharad

The Boite
5 August
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Dancer Tomas Arroquero and guitarist Kieren Ray work with Israeli born oud player, Yuval Ashkar, in a collaboration that revisits the Moorish connections with Flamenco in the inaugural performance of an exciting new project.

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CARTONI: containers contained

Michelangelo Russo
13 August - 24 August
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of encaustic paintings focusing on structure, minimalism and abstraction, utilising the everyday material of corrugated cardboard.

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Meteorites from Earth

Oliver Ashworth-Martin
13 August - 24 August
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of sculptures and drawings as a result of the artist's fascination with the intersections of space, nature and science.

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FLY – a chamber opera

Lyric
25 August - 1 September
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Melbourne’s award-winning, boutique opera company, Lyric, presents this Australian work about Lawrence Hargrave: explorer, engineer, inventor and the man on the twenty dollar note.

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Phoenix Trio

Lina Andonovska, Alexina Hawkins, Harold Gretton
26 August
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Flute, viola and guitar come together to reimagine chamber music masterpieces alongside recently penned compositions for this unique combination.

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Since You’ve Been Gone

Penelope Metcalf
27 August - 7 September
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

A series of oil paintings that are based on locations around the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, focusing on old homes, gardens and trees. It won't always be like this.

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Shop Talk

Alex Zubryn
27 August - 7 September
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A unique installation of drawings and painting exploring community life and suburbia through the interpretation and recreation of quirky and vibrant shop front windows.

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