A unique installation of drawings and painting exploring community life and suburbia through the interpretation and recreation of quirky and vibrant shop front windows.
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.
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?
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.
Two friends and artists use their artistic processes to explore their positions in the world, both in a physical, environmental and emotional manner.
Gavin Brown presents a body of new paintings exploring the surreal, the unimaginable and the unexpected.
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.
A new collection of paintings and drypoints capturing Manhattan's lines, angles, moods and movement, with a spontaneity bordering on instinct.
James Yuncken presents a series of paintings and drawings; both landscapes in a traditional and non-traditional sense.
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.
The first solo exhibition of an architect/artist exploring the materiality of line and colour in painting.
An exhibition of Melbourne cityscapes by Arthur Ted Powell
A series of large scale paintings finding figuration through means of abstraction.
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.
A new body of work connecting the materiality of prints and the fluidity of paintings with imagery emphasizing illusory maritime parachutes.
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.
A series of paintings and sculpture traversing the liminal states of being and exploring the ever-changing states of the human condition.
This series of visceral contemporary watercolours capture in vivid abstraction the essence of Australia’s ancient and unspoilt landscapes.
An exhibition of 45 artists at fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate our fifteenth birthday!
This life of accretion is an exploration of intricate and interesting processes, borne of a desire to push artistic boundaries.
An exhibition of visual poetry, objects from the everyday, simple moments.
An exhibition that grew from a fascination with the juxtaposition of urban and natural forms, and the ongoing attempts to reconcile our lives with our places.
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.
This body of work concentrates on the area known as Central Springs Reserve in the village of Daylesford, Victoria’s Central Highlands.
New paintings by Bill Hay
New paintings by Cathy Drummond
A body of work that Andrea Jenkins been developing over the past three years, connecting Melbourne city to her studio on the Mornington Peninsula.
What Just Happened - 150 years of shared experiences.
The Metaphysics of Space: Painting a Body of Light builds on the rich symbolic and experiential tradition of Western religious painting, focusing on the significance of light.
This exhibition emerges from time spent observing the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes of the Mutawintji National Park.
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.
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.
This series of new work by Tina Douglas looks at the grid as a structure within her work.
Creatures of the sea inspire this latest body of work from TomboyBill.
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.