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Shop Talk

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

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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After the Archive: Park Life

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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John Mezzini, Sofa (detail)

E lascia dir le genti

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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Complex Life

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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The Far North

In this most recent exhibition, Allan leaves his studio in Daylesford for the vastly different Far North of Australia, an area he has visited with his wife Alla since the 1970s but never before captured on his canvas.
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Manhattan Dreaming

A new collection of paintings and drypoints capturing Manhattan's lines, angles, moods and movement, with a spontaneity bordering on instinct.
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Darker Places

Darker Places, a new series of paintings and drawings by Caroline Walls, is an extension of her art practice where the female is the central focus of consideration.
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Daily Encounters

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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Lisa Sewards, Thousand Kisses Deep, 2017, Detail

Thousand kisses deep

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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Anna Taylor, The Andes, Peru – Save Me Series (detail), 2016, 230 X 510mm. Photographer: Christopher Sanders

Save me

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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Bailer, Untitled, Acrylic On Canvas. Photo By P1xels

Duality

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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Freedom_web

EXPLORATIONS

Josef Brunhuber’s paintings and sketches explore the organised way we live our lives, and hint as to what may be happening behind this apparent orderliness.
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David Hirst, Orange Tally, 2015, Oil On Canvas

Mutawintji

This exhibition emerges from time spent observing the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes of the Mutawintji National Park.
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Bronni Krieger, Keepsake, 2016, Oil On Linen, 92 X 122 Cm

Unspoken

Unspoken brings us before a series of paintings of animals whose physicality is so lovingly rendered that one is called to pause and enter the intensely felt space of the artist.
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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a collection of old and new works by Meaghan Coles, exploring the fragmented female face and questioning the concept of ideal beauty as portrayed in popular imagery.
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Robyn Rich: Artist in Residence

In this Artist in Residence exhibition, Robyn Rich will transform fortyfivedownstairs into a working studio, painting portraits and still lifes that will be added to the exhibition during her month in the gallery.
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