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May 2019

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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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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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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September 2019

The Rapture Chapter II: Art vs Extinction

Finucane & Smith
4 September - 29 September
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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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.

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Sex of Nature

Thomas K Lee
10 September - 28 September
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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.

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Water Bending Off A Rock

JACK TAR and Company
10 September - 28 September
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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.

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October 2019

Dancing from the Dark, Looking for the Light

Debra Luccio
1 October - 26 October
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of new monotypes, paintings and etchings inspired by The Australian Ballet.

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The Meraki Project featuring the haBiBis and SARAY Iluminado

fortyfivedownstairs
7 October
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The theatre transforms into a Balkan tavern that resonates with songs about love, loss, hope and despair.

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Quartet for the End of Time

Collide and Wilma Smith
8 October
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Collide return to fortyfivedownstairs, joined by violinist Wilma Smith to perform one of the greatest chamber works of the 20th century

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Songs of Longing

Helen Yotis Patterson
9 October
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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

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Three of a Kind

Colin, Ted and Alexander Nettelbeck
10 October
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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.

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Lobby Hero

Kenneth Lonergan
22 October - 27 October
fortyfivedownstairs theatre, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The 2001 play by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Manchester by the Sea

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Mrs Larritt

Catherine Pilgrim
29 October - 9 November
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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.

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Living Water

Ella Whateley
29 October - 9 November
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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.

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