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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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August 2016

A City Unpolarised

16 - 16 August
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Steve Greenaway, Paris 01, photographic print on Hahnemule Torchon paper, 1030mm x 1250mm

Shot over a two-year period in cities including London, Sydney, Paris and Auckland, A City Unpolarised overlays urban streetscapes with fashion shopfronts.

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FLAIR Melbourne

18 - 18 August
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A new Melbourne art event showcasing a series of curated exhibitions, talks and experiences at the top end of Flinders Lane.

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43 Miles South as the bird flies

30 - 30 August
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Andrea Jenkins, Day Off, painting

A body of work that Andrea Jenkins been developing over the past three years, connecting Melbourne city to her studio on the Mornington Peninsula.

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Dreamscapes

30 - 30 August
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Theo Papathomas, Untitled 3, watercolour and gouache on paper, 300x400mm

Dreamscapes explores the relationship between light, space, visual perception, and imagination.

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September 2016

NEW YORK MYTHIC

13 - 13 September
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Marco Luccio, New York Mythic 1, 2016, Charcoal on Velin Arches paper, 75 x 106cm

New York Mythic sees Marco Luccio return to his favourite subject matter—the city of New York—from a new, aerial perspective.

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October 2016

New Paintings

11 - 11 October
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Cathy Drummond, Sam Bear's (detail), 2013, oil on linen, 102 x 137cm

New paintings by Cathy Drummond

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To whom it may concern

11 - 11 October
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Bill Hay, To Whom It May (detail), 2016, gouache on 250 gsm Velin Arches Paper, 76 x 56cm

New paintings by Bill Hay

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IRONWOOD

12 October, 2016
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A program of three string quartets that offer a dazzlingly display of virtuosity and charming solos to be performed in the fortyfivedownstairs gallery.

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Pop Up Exhibition

25 - 25 October
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Frank Ockenfels

Renowned Sydney photographic gallery, Black Eye Gallery comes to fortyfivedownstairs for an exciting pop up exhibition.

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November 2016

Disfiguration: Sculpture from Italy

8 - 8 November
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David Mackie, Nebuchadnezzar, 2012, painted wood, 44 x 80 x 37 cm

These recent works by David Mackie are largely inspired by the art of the past - a reflection of human ideas and stories across time and cultures.

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Waterways of Daylesford

8 - 8 November
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Allan Wolf-Tasker 004

This body of work concentrates on the area known as Central Springs Reserve in the village of Daylesford, Victoria’s Central Highlands.

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Lore Makers

22 - 22 November
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Freestone Press - Valmai Todd, Banksias

Freestone Printmakers create their own LORE with a group exhibition of prints.

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Looking for the Leviny Women of Buda

22 - 22 November
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Catherine Pilgrim, Relic Without Cultural Context 2016 lithograph (A/P) 38 x 28cm

A drawing based exploration of the historic narratives surrounding the fascinating Leviny Women who were resident at Buda Historic Home and Garden.

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December 2016

Crossing: Beyond Baliseering

6 - 6 December
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Image courtesy Project 11

Crossing: Beyond Baliseering presents Melbourne with a glimpse of the ever growing contemporary art scene hailing from Bali, Indonesia.

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February 2017

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

7 - 7 February
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Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, watercolour and ink on paper

With a background and interest in botanical art, Ailsa Campbell's exhibition seeks to celebrate observed detail in Australian natural forms.

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Between the Lines

7 - 7 February
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Rodney Mallee, City Sunlight, 2016, linocut print on Fabriano paper, 250 x 355 mm

Between the Lines features a selection of works from artists who have experienced issues associated with homelessness, a disability or other adversities.

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EXPLORATIONS

21 - 21 February
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freedom_web

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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March 2017

Twisted Tales

7 - 7 March
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Eliza Cameron, Nocturnus, oil on linen, 35cm x 35cm

Twisted Tales is a series of surreal paintings expressing the dramatic dance between immense, sometimes disillusioning, ‘free will’ and our murky true nature.

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Soxhibition

7 - 7 March
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Soxhibition, image by Mazz Navaro

A collaborative exhibition promoting the art of young Melbourne talents through the unique medium of socks.

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Mind the Gap

21 - 21 March
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Kristian Laemmle-Ruff, For those who've come across the seas, 2015, C-type print with mirrored acrylic frame, 1130 x 1530mm

Mind the Gap is a somewhat dark and politically charged meditation on the gap between Australian cultures.

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April 2017

Away From Home

4 - 4 April
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Away From Home is a series of photographs that explore the dualities that surround the idea of home: between presence & absence, permanence & impermanence and belonging & displacement.

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flux & stasis

4 - 4 April
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twins of fortune, 2017, watercolour on 100% rag, 780 x 1070 mm

Travel, transition, instability and small moments of stillness are the themes underpinning this body of mixed media works on paper.

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Market Market

18 April, 2017 - 29 April, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Gavin Brown, Vegetable Seller Sleeping, 2016, oil on canvas, 1220 x 1520 mm

An exhibition of new paintings exploring the vibrant markets of Cambodia.

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Colour (Kele)

18 April, 2017 - 29 April, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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109-16, Jillary Lynch, acrylic on fiber glass bust, 470x170mm

Keringke Arts artists artist use pattern, color, shape and design to create paintings that depict their sense of country, culture and self.

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May 2017

Juxtapositional

2 May, 2017 - 13 May, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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MacDonnell Ranges, Indian ink and oil on canvas, 168cm x 102cm, 2016

This exhibition explores Australian and Asian landscape and cityscape in relation to concepts of emptiness and richness both physically and culturally.

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Contemporary Landscape Paintings

2 May, 2017 - 13 May, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Alexandra Sassé, Hawthorn towards Richmond (detail), oil on canvas, 85 x 65cm

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.

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Surfaces

16 May, 2017 - 27 May, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Stoke, 2017, Acrylic/Charcoal/Oil Pastel/ Shellac

Surfaces explores the relationship between the physical action of mark making, and the role of the unconscious mind that drives it.

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Truth in the Shadow

16 May, 2017 - 27 May, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Kyneton Jug, 2016, oil on board, 20 x 20cm

An exhibition of visual poetry, objects from the everyday, simple moments.

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This life of accretion

30 May, 2017 - 10 June, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Untitled, 2017, encaustic sculptural painting (detail)

This life of accretion is an exploration of intricate and interesting processes, borne of a desire to push artistic boundaries.

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But She is the Monument

30 May, 2017 - 10 June, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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She animates the Monument – St Elizabeth of Hungary, Widow

An exhibition exploring the notion of the monument, or monstrance, in relation to images of twelve saints from Alban Butler's Lives of Fathers, Martyrs and other Saints.

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June 2017

Emerging Artist Award 2017

13 June, 2017 - 24 June, 2017
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Emerging Artist Award 2017

The third annual Emerging Artist Award showcases independent, experimental and thought-provoking art by some of Australia’s best emerging artists.

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Wabi/Sabi

27 June, 2017 - 8 July, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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John Beaton, Here, 2011, photographic print

Wabi/Sabi is a series of photographs celebrating the ephemeral, freezing humans and nature in motion.

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July 2017

Paper Pusher

11 July, 2017 - 22 July, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Philip Faulks, Charon The Smuggler, 2016, cut paper, 900 x 2700mm

Paper Pusher explores bureaucracy, institutional power, and the influence of organisations on our everyday lives and our sense of self.

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Wet Feet

11 July, 2017 - 22 July, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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David Hirst, Blue Faces I, 2017, oil on canvas, 610 x 610mm

Wet Feet expresses the artist's dismay at the way in which we are ignoring the effects of climate change on others.

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Art, Life, Love, Death, Immortality, and a Respectable Haircut…

25 July, 2017 - 5 August, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rehgan De Mather, [DIOS] Mother is God, 2017, acrylic, spray enamel and tin heart on canvas, 1400 x 1400mm

After a four-month residency at fortyfivedownstairs, Rehgan De Mather presents an exhibition inspired by his travels through Mexico and South America.

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Imaging the Filmic Gloriana: The Mask of Elizabeth

25 July, 2017 - 5 August, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Cate Blanchett Elizabeth the Golden Age, 2015, gouache on paper, 80 x 130mm

The purse-sized gouache miniature portraits of Queen Elizabeth I are a meditation on regaining authorship of one’s own story.

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August 2017

45 at 45

8 August, 2017 - 19 August, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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45at45 Design by Zac Fay

An exhibition of 45 artists at fortyfivedownstairs to celebrate our fifteenth birthday!

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Convenire

22 August, 2017 - 2 September, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rhonda Baum, Mind, white conte and ink, 300gsm on cotton rag paper, 300mm x 200mm

Convenire is an exhibition of sculpture, photography and works on paper by three renowned Melbourne artists.

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The Trees Are Falling Into The Sea And Other Stories: Part Two

22 August, 2017 - 2 September, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Rosie Weiss, Mt Martha, 2016, CHinese ink and watercolour on Arches, 160 x 125mm

An exhibition of watercolours documenting the effects of climate change along Melbourne coastlines.

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September 2017

Nili Kotoka

5 September, 2017 - 16 September, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Mark Chew

Nili Kotoka is an attempt to understand how despite the most desperate circumstances, community is fundamental, music permeates all aspects of life and above all, education is cherished.

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October 2017

Journeys Through Landscape

17 October, 2017 - 28 October, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Terry Swann, HIGH COUNTRY MT. BUFFALO VIC , watercolour, 530 X 530mm

This series of visceral contemporary watercolours capture in vivid abstraction the essence of Australia’s ancient and unspoilt landscapes.

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The Art of Conversation

31 October, 2017 - 25 November, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Art of Conversation, Image and Text on paper & Interactive Digital work 100cm x 100cm

The Art of Conversation presents a colloquial and visual dialogue around the arts, community, collectivity and what it’s like to be young.

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LIMINAL

31 October, 2017 - 25 November, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Liza McCosh, Liminal 5, watercolour on synthetic paper, 300 x 300mm

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

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November 2017

Hiding in Plain Sight

28 November, 2017 - 16 December, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Kim Anderson, Untitled (The Red Dress series), 2017, ink on Arches paper, 350 x 260mm

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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It’s Not a Library

28 November, 2017 - 16 December, 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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William White, It's Not a Library.

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

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January 2018

As you are

30 January, 2018 - 10 February, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Stephanie Howden, Bec and The Fox

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

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Duality

30 January, 2018 - 10 February, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Bailer, Untitled, acrylic on canvas. Photo by p1xels

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

Save me

13 February, 2018 - 3 March, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Anna Taylor, The Andes, Peru – Save me series (detail), 2016, 230 x 510mm. Photographer: Christopher Sanders

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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Uncanny Life – artifact and identity

13 February, 2018 - 3 March, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Jan Donaldson, The Infant of Prague

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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The Ones by Peter Rose

26 February, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

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

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March 2018

Thousand kisses deep

6 March, 2018 - 17 March, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Lisa Sewards, Thousand kisses deep, 2017, detail

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, 2018 - 17 March, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of sculpture, drawing and prints commenting on issues affecting our lives, war, the environment and the higher being.

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ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

19 March, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Please join us as we announce the winner of the 2018 ABR Peter Porter Poetry Prize

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Daily Encounters

20 March, 2018 - 7 April, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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, 2018 - 7 April, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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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April 2018

A life seen through cut outs

Kerry Armstrong
10 April, 2018 - 5 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of large scale paintings finding figuration through means of abstraction.

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Hands All Over

Serap Osman
10 April, 2018 - 21 April, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Hands All Over 2

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

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A Small Gathering

Studio Gallery Melbourne
24 April, 2018 - 5 May, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Studio Gallery Melbourne

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

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May 2018

Between Us

Ede Horton
8 May, 2018 - 19 May, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of glass portraits depicting the diversity of the artist's community.

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Mighty Melbourne

Arthur Ted Powell
8 May, 2018 - 19 May, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Arthur Ted Powell, Midnight Melbourne

An exhibition of Melbourne cityscapes by Arthur Ted Powell

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Captured Landscapes

Alison Percy
22 May, 2018 - 2 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of paintings capturing the Australian landscape, exposed to the elements, in a rapidly changing environment.

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MAXIMUM minimal

Andrew Scollo
22 May, 2018 - 2 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Andrew Scollo, Grid 1 (detail)

The first solo exhibition of an architect/artist exploring the materiality of line and colour in painting.

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June 2018

Constant Companions

Maria Petrova
5 June, 2018 - 16 June, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Constant Companions explores concepts of dysfunctional attachment, heredity, trauma and healing; both in relation to the artist and her family, and as a unifying thread running through humanity.

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Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre: Interpretations from the air

The Light Collective
5 June, 2018 - 16 June, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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The Light Collective presents an exhibition of photographic works interpreting the deeply captivating and somewhat mystical landscape that is Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre.

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Emerging Artist Award 2018

fortyfivedownstairs & Future Leaders
19 June, 2018 - 30 June, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders present the fourth annual Emerging Artist Award 2018.

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July 2018

TOO-ROO-DUN

Curated by Lisa Waup and Baluk Arts
3 July, 2018 - 14 July, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
HICSA Bunyip

TOO-ROO-DUN has brought together Victorian Aboriginal communities to create an immersive and imagined exhibition celebrating the Bunyip.

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Real and Imagined Spaces

Jessica Gannaway
17 July, 2018 - 28 July, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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These botanical hand dyed textiles provoke viewers to think about the imaginary and discursive places we inhabit in relationship to other people: shared spaces, contested spaces, collaborative spaces and boundaries and walls that divide us.

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All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files

Melbourne Art Week
31 July, 2018 - 11 August, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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All We Can't See: Janet Laurence

A hugely impressive roster of award-wining Australian artists, including Abdul Abdullah, Janet Laurence and Ben Quilty have joined forces once again for the Melbourne installment of All We Can’t See, depicting individual interpretations of the leaked Nauru files exposed by The Guardian in 2016.

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August 2018

Virtually Embedded in the Landscape

Narelle Cridland
14 August, 2018 - 25 August, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Virtually Embedded In The Landscape authenticates a father’s and daughter’s connection with the picturesque Australian landscape of South Australia, Flinders Ranges and the romantic mobility of the British icon four-wheel drive vehicle, the Land Rover.

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Darker Places

Caroline Walls
14 August, 2018 - 25 August, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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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Hyperrealism and Improvisation

James Yuncken
28 August, 2018 - 8 September, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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James Yuncken presents a series of paintings and drawings; both landscapes in a traditional and non-traditional sense.

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Melbourne Listening

Susannah Williams & Warren Armstrong
28 August, 2018 - 8 September, 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Melbourne Listening, Susannah Williams and Warren Armstrong

An interactive installation consisting of 24 audio recordings representing a "day" in Melbourne that can be accessed via touch responsive drawings and objects, and beyond the gallery, via a phone app.

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September 2018

I am scattering like light

Marion Harper
11 September, 2018 - 22 September, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Marion Harper, I am years on the bridge, 2018, oil on board, 630 x 730mm

I am scattering like light proposes a visual journey through abstraction, amorphic forms, dimensional models, and demarcated spaces.

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…of script and facture… with Two Shanks

Catherine Bainbridge with Daniel Keene
11 September, 2018 - 22 September, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Catherine Bainbridge

A two-part exhibition of painting and prints by Catherine Bainbridge and a film of Two Shanks by Daniel Keene.

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Manhattan Dreaming

Marco Luccio
25 September, 2018 - 20 October, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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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October 2018

The Far North

Allan Wolf-Tasker
23 October, 2018 - 3 November, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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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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November 2018

SMALL! exhibition

fortyfivedownstairs
8 November, 2018 - 17 November, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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fortyfivedownstairs has submissions from everyone for our first ever community-sourced small works exhibition, SMALL!

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I AM.

Keren Dobia
20 November, 2018 - 1 December, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Keren Dobia, The Fashion Designer

A photographic portrait series of Australian creatives, exploring and depicting the diverse nature of those in the creative industry in a cinematic and stylised form.

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Yenbena Lotjpa: Ancestors Speak Out

Lee Darroch
20 November, 2018 - 1 December, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A contemporary installation documenting and exploring a series of heart-wrenching letters and petitions written by the Ancestors to authorities in the 19th and 20th century.

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December 2018

BLACKANDBLUE: Coral or Coal

The Light Collective
4 December, 2018 - 15 December, 2018
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Ignacio Palacios, 2017

A photography exhibition posing the question: Coral or Coal. How do we meet our growing energy needs and still act responsibly towards the environment?

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January 2019

Recent Drawings

Barry Dickins
22 January - 2 February
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Prolific Australian playwright Barry Dickins exhibits his steel nib drawings.

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March 2019

New York Postcards & Immaginario

Marco Luccio
5 March - 30 March
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of artwork on original postcards from New York, and new monotypes in the Small Gallery

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April 2019

On Beauty

Robbie Harmsworth
2 April - 27 April
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A series of paintings and works on paper exploring the notion of beauty and transience with references to antiquity and mythology.

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I’m not a Robot

Fiona Colin
2 April - 27 April
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A David Jones textile designer-turned painter presents a series of work exploring the line, tone, shape and colour of the world she sees.

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UNFOLDING

Michael Pearce
30 April - 18 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Unfolding introduces elements of dimension, light and shadow into pastel drawings through precise folding and embossing of parts of the paper.

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Primal

Janice Gobey
30 April - 18 May
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An exhibition of oil paintings exploring the palpable anger in response to current economic uncertainty, environmental degradation, diminishing resources and inequality.

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May 2019

The Power of Pattern

Gavin Brown
21 May - 1 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Street Dog 3 (detail), oil on canvas, 91 x 122cm

Gavin Brown presents a body of new paintings exploring the surreal, the unimaginable and the unexpected.

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Conventicle

Chris Orr
21 May - 1 June
fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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An unorthodox assemblage of everyday detritus, ephemera and artist photography blanketed in classical engravings and stencils.

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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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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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July 2019

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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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

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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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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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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September 2019

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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