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October 2017
Liza McCosh, Liminal 5, watercolour on synthetic paper, 300 x 300mm


31 October, 2017 - 25 November, 2017

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

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November 2017

Birdcage Thursdays by Sandra Fiona Long

2 November, 2017 - 12 November, 2017

A dark and humorous new Australian theatre work about isolation and excess in modern life.

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Rainbow Man by Peter Dawncy

15 November, 2017 - 26 November, 2017

A tale of many tales.

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Kim Anderson, Untitled (The Red Dress series), 2017, ink on Arches paper, 350 x 260mm

Hiding in Plain Sight

28 November, 2017 - 16 December, 2017

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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William White, It's Not a Library.

It’s Not a Library

28 November, 2017 - 16 December, 2017

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

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Earshot, by Kate Hunter and collaborators.


29 November, 2017 - 3 December, 2017

Everyone is listening.

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December 2017

Travelling Tales

7 December, 2017 - 10 December, 2017

The third concert in Adam Simmons' 'The Usefulness of Art' concert series and a Melbourne premiere.

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La Mauvaise Reputation

11 December, 2017

Be transported to the parties of Paris in the 1930s

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Beethoven’s Birthday with Tristan Lee

Beethoven’s Birthday with Tristan Lee & Gina Gataveckaite

17 December, 2017

A program of three of the great sonatas written between 1801 and 1804 to celebrate the composer's birthday.

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January 2018

Lucky: Songs by Kylie

17 January - 21 January

Helpmann award winner Michael Griffiths explores the songs and stories of Kylie Minogue.

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Small Cruelties

18 January - 20 January

During Midsumma Festival for three nights only, Willing presents a theatrical telling of his yet to be released sophomore EP.

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Strangers in Between by Tommy Murphy

24 January - 11 February

A contemporary Australian classic from the playwright of 'Holding the Man'.

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Stephanie Howden, Bec and The Fox

As you are

30 January - 10 February

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

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Bailer, Untitled, acrylic on canvas. Photo by p1xels


30 January - 10 February

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
Anna Taylor, The Andes, Peru – Save me series (detail), 2016, 230 x 510mm. Photographer: Christopher Sanders

Save me

13 February - 3 March

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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Jan Donaldson, The Infant of Prague

Uncanny Life – artifact and identity

13 February - 3 March

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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This is Eden by Emily Goddard

14 February - 25 February

A limited return season of an extraordinary work that examines our dark past. Part of the 2018 VCE Drama Playlist.

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The Ones by Peter Rose

26 February

A reading of three new short works by Peter Rose presented in our gallery.

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SARAY Iluminado

28 February

SARAY Iluminado play new interpretations of Sevdah (traditional folk music) from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Jewish Sephardic music from the Balkans.

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March 2018

None but the Lonely Heart

2 March

Young Greek-Cypriot Australian Soprano, Christiana Aloneftis, performs an exciting and eclectic program in our theatre.

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Lisa Sewards, Thousand kisses deep, 2017, detail

Thousand kisses deep

6 March - 17 March

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 - 17 March

An exhibition of sculpture, drawing and prints commenting on issues affecting our lives, war, the environment and the higher being.

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Venus in Fur by David Ives

9 - 9 March
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 24 March, 2018

One event on 18 February, 2018 at 2:00pm

An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until 18 March, 2018

A whip-smart exploration of sexual politics, gender and power.

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ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

19 March

Please join us as we announce the winner of the 2018 ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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Daily Encounters

20 March - 7 April

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 - 7 April

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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An Evening with Sam Shepard

25 - 25 March
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One event on 26 March, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on 27 March, 2018 at 7:30pm

HSTheatre presents 'I Lost Track of Time', a celebration of the writings of Sam Shepard.

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April 2018

A life seen through cut outs

Kerry Armstrong
10 April - 5 May

A series of large scale paintings finding figuration through means of abstraction.

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Hands All Over 2

Hands All Over

Serap Osman
10 April - 21 April

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

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La Serenissima by Genesis Baroque

Genesis Baroque
23 April

Genesis Baroque takes us on a journey to 18th century Venice, with works by Vivaldi, Ziani, and Giacomelli.

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Studio Gallery Melbourne

A Small Gathering

Studio Gallery Melbourne
24 April - 5 May

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

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May 2018

The Calling

Adam Simmons
3 May - 6 May

The fourth installment in Adam Simmons' 'The Usefulness of Art' series.

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Between Us

Ede Horton
8 May - 19 May

An exhibition of glass portraits depicting the diversity of the artist's community.

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Arthur Ted Powell, Midnight Melbourne

Mighty Melbourne

Arthur Ted Powell
8 May - 19 May

An exhibition of Melbourne cityscapes by Arthur Ted Powell

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Resident Alien by Tim Fountain

Cameron Lukey presents
9 May - 13 May

Paul Capsis returns for a limited season in his "astonishing" performance as Quentin Crisp.

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