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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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Livvy & Pete: The Songs Of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen

Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan
23 January - 27 January
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths and cabaret darling Amelia Ryan celebrate the songbooks of Aussie icons Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen. Part of Midsumma 2019.

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I Sing Songs

Steven Kreamer
23 January - 27 January
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Award winning and prolific musical director Steven Kreamer finally steps out from behind the keys in this dazzling cabaret debut, singing songs about love, songs not about love, and even songs about songs. Part of Midsumma Festival 2019.

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Cock by Mike Bartlett

15 Minutes from Anywhere
30 January - 10 February
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Hearts are on the line and everyone’s ready for a fight in Mike Bartlett’s razor-sharp comic drama. First seen in 2018, Beng Oh’s critically acclaimed production is back. Part of Midsumma Festival 2019.

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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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Mr Burns, a post-electric play

Lightning Jar Theatre
15 February - 10 March
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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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
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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World Problems

Emma Mary Hall
13 March - 24 March
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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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

Australian Book Review
18 March
45 Flinders Lane

Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

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

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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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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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