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TERRAFORM

Josh Dykgraaf
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A photographic manipulation experiment representing the culmination of countless hours of exploration, both literal and artistic.

The Ghetto Cabaret

fortyfivedownstairs
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A powerful new cabaret featuring Yiddish songs written in the Jewish ghettos of WWII.

Sepharad

The Boite
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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.

CARTONI: containers contained

Michelangelo Russo
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A series of encaustic paintings focusing on structure, minimalism and abstraction, utilising the everyday material of corrugated cardboard.

Meteorites from Earth

Oliver Ashworth-Martin
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A series of sculptures and drawings as a result of the artist's fascination with the intersections of space, nature and science.

FLY – a chamber opera

Lyric
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

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.

Phoenix Trio

Lina Andonovska, Alexina Hawkins, Harold Gretton
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Flute, viola and guitar come together to reimagine chamber music masterpieces alongside recently penned compositions for this unique combination.

Since You’ve Been Gone

Penelope Metcalf
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Shop Talk

Alex Zubryn
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A unique installation of drawings and painting exploring community life and suburbia through the interpretation and recreation of quirky and vibrant shop front windows.

The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction

Finucane & Smith
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Moira Finucane, one of the world’s greatest performance chameleons, magic realist geniuses and apocalyptic rock goddesses, brings home The Rapture Chapter II in her mind-stunning party on the edge of the abyss.

Sex of Nature

Thomas K Lee
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A photographic series exploring areas of wilderness in Tasmania and Nepal. The stark and isolated landscapes invoke feelings of loneliness and awe, and the notion that the natural environment is harsh and unforgiving.

Water Bending Off A Rock

JACK TAR and Company
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

This series of photographs represents the endless flow of the water cycle and how water continues on a path, always adapting to its surrounds on its endeavours.

Dancing from the Dark, Looking for the Light

Debra Luccio
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

An exhibition of new monotypes, paintings and etchings inspired by The Australian Ballet.

Quartet for the End of Time

Collide and Wilma Smith
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Collide return to fortyfivedownstairs, joined by violinist Wilma Smith to perform one of the greatest chamber works of the 20th century

Songs of Longing

Helen Yotis Patterson
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Helen Yotis Patterson, writer & performer of Taxithi: An Australian Odyssey, returns to fortyfivedownstairs for a concert of stories and songs dedicated to the Greek diaspora longing for home

Three of a Kind

Colin, Ted and Alexander Nettelbeck
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Three jazz pianists. Two generations. One family. Three family members; brothers Colin and Ted Nettelbeck, and Colin’s son Alexander Nettelbeck, perform together in a return concert at fortyfivedownstairs.

Lobby Hero

Kenneth Lonergan
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

The 2001 play by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Manchester by the Sea

Mrs Larritt

Catherine Pilgrim
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

An exhibition of lithographs and drawings celebrating the caring role and early married life of Maggie Larritt, wife of the first Surveyor of Bendigo.  This body of work acknowledges the singularly European view of the colonial migrants as they lived on Dja Dja Wurrung land.

Living Water

Ella Whateley
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Fuelled by a passion for ink and paper, and intrigued by the rich visual languages of Chinese brush painting and calligraphy, Living Water is Ella Whateley’s response to full immersion in Taiwanese culture during an inspirational residency at National Taiwan University in Arts (NTUA) in 2018.

The Year of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Green Room Award winners Jillian Murray and Laurence Strangio re-join forces to present Joan Didion’s remarkable memoir

Wilderness: A Natural Response

Terry Swann
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Renowned contemporary watercolourist Terry Swann’s Wilderness: A Natural Response, is a unique perspective of the contrasting landscapes of remote Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Once was Paradise

Diane Keating
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A series of oil paintings highlighting the artist's passion for the natural environment and horror at seeing the ongoing effects of climate change.

SMALL! 2019

presented by fortyfivedownstairs
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

The second annual community-based small works exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs.

Punk Rock by Simon Stephens

Patalog Theatre Co.
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

From British power-house playwright, Simon Stephens, Punk Rock is a violent and urgent examination of contemporary adolescence.

Glowry

Emilie Walsh
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

A glow-in-the-dark installation commenting on ideas about identity, colonialism and adventure.

The Delusions Run Thick

Mark Chu
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Mark Chu embraces the power of fantasy, hollow ambition, and absurdity, in a series of large scale, self-portraits depicting the plural nature of who or what a person can (and cannot) be.

As One

Gertrude Opera
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

One of the major works of American opera in the 21st century has its Australian premiere as part of the 2020 Midsumma Festival.

reconstructed landscapes

Annie Burns
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Annie Burns' paintings engage with the sublime natural world and our relationship with it in the face of destruction.

Sensitive Sweethearts

curated by Tegan Iversen
fortyfivedownstairs gallery 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Sensitive Sweethearts is an art exhibition for those who wear their heart on their sleeve.

The New Impromptu Quartet

fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

A performance exploring a world of styles and influences from jazz to Latin, funk, and soul.

Belinda Hanne Reid: Love, Rorem

Belinda Hanne Reid & Coady Green
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

From the extravagances of 1950s Paris, to the devastation of New York in the 80s and 90s, composer and diarist Ned Rorem captured the essence of what it meant to be an artist and in love.

Shake ‘n’ Blake

Steve Gome
fortyfivedownstairs theatre 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Shake ‘n’ Blake - The Sonnets of Innocence and Experience. Blending the Good Works of Williams Shakespeare and Blake into a Lesson in Love in all its aspects.

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