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45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
03 9662 9966 http://www.fortyfivedownstairs.com/

January 2016

Meridian, The Midsumma Visual Arts Exhibition

Meridian

19 - 19 January
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An exhibition as part of Midsumma, featuring multiple artists working in differing disciplines and focussing on aspects of gender, identity and society.

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Découpages d’hommes by Eureka.

Découpages d’hommes

19 - 19 January
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Selected from images taken in Europe and Australia, Melbourne-based queer artist Eureka (Michael James O’Hanlon) juxtaposes the male figure on found architectural backgrounds.

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February 2016

Artwork by Shunyam Smith (crop)

Earth – Fire – Water

2 - 2 February
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Shunyam Smith's exhibition of tapestries, Earth – Fire - Water speaks of the relationship between all things in a semi-abstract series of marks and patterns.

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Katherine Gailer, Interior Garden (crop)

Inhabited: A Magical Realism

2 - 2 February
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Colombian artists Katherine Gailer and Maria Peña evoke the dreams and realities of intercultural Australia.

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Mark Chu, Sentinels Do Weep (crop)

Crowd Of Fear

16 - 16 February
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In this exhibition of painting, Chu explores the relationship between crowds and fear.

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Elaine Batton, Through the Looking Glass (crop)

Traveller or Tourist?

16 - 16 February
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Elaine Batton’s exhibition Traveller or Tourist considers the often quoted question with imagery that engages and transports.

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March 2016

Alexandrena Parker, Indiana

The Forgotten Ones

1 - 1 March
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Alexandrena Parker's The Forgotten Ones photographic project captures portraits of young Australian individuals who have a sibling with a rare disease.

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Zac Fay, Limbo, 2016

Limbo

1 - 1 March
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Limbo is an exhibition of three emerging artists who look to illustration and typography as a fine art form.

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Be Bop Pop

8 - 8 March
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Be Bop Pop is an exhibition of new paintings following pop artist Jeff Raglus’ balancing act of both music and art.

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Emerging Artist Award 2016 logo, design by Zac Fay Design

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | Emerging Artist Award 2016

30 March, 2016 - 6 May, 2016

fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders are inviting submissions from emerging Australian visual artists between the ages of 18 - 30 for the second annual Emerging Artist Award 2016.

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Robyn Rich: Artist in Residence

30 - 30 March
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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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TomboyBill, Spaghetti Mouth, acrylic on paper

A Leap in the Deep

30 - 30 March
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Creatures of the sea inspire this latest body of work from TomboyBill.

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April 2016

holding pattern

26 - 26 April
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This series of new work by Tina Douglas looks at the grid as a structure within her work.

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Drawings

26 - 26 April
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300,000 tiny circles, individually drawn in pencil, make up the infinitely subtle works on paper by Despa Hondros.

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May 2016

Convolo Design, Hull Bangle, 2016, 110mmx35mm, frosted resin

Tango of the Minimal Surface

10 - 10 May
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Tango of the Minimal Surface explores the complexity of form and its realisation via the latest technology of 3D printing.

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Kip Scott, The Abandoned Ballroom (detail), chromira photographic print

Abandoned India

10 - 10 May
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A rare and evocative photographic portrait of India's abandoned mansions and desert towns.

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Brendan Rigby, 5 of the participating children from Botingli, northern Ghana, 2015, photographic print

Insight: Children’s perspectives of literacy in northern Ghana

24 - 24 May
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There are an estimated 58 million children around the world who are out of school. These children and their families are usually thought of as poor, uneducated, and non-literate. This exhibition challenges viewers to think differently about what literacy means, how it is used, and what we know about it.

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Mary Roberts Nakamarra, Yalka Tjukurrpa (Bush Onion) – Murini (detail), acrylic on linen, 152 x 91cm

Keepers of Place: new works from Papunya Tjupi

24 - 24 May
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The paintings in Keepers of Place: new works from Papunya Tjupi are an inspirational story of artistic regeneration ­– reminiscent of the early days of Papunya painting itself and of a tradition both utterly contemporary and entirely ancient.

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June 2016

Pietro Capogreco, What do I know (detail) 2015, 240 x100.5cm

Configurations

7 - 7 June
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Pietro Capogreco and Augustine Dall'Ava come together at fortyfivedownstairs to exhibit a series of drawings and sculptures in their exhibition Configurations.

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Photos by www.facebook.com/meaghancoles.nowandthenphotography www.nowandthenphotography.com.au

Kaleidoscope

7 - 7 June
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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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Ellen Taylor, From nothing comes everything (detail)

From Nothing Comes Everything

21 - 21 June
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Ellen Taylor's work is a marriage between her love of drawing and her studies in sculpture and spatial practice. The resulting two-dimensional drawings express and celebrate form and space.

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Emerging Artist Award 2016 logo, design by Zac Fay Design

Emerging Artist Award 2016

21 - 21 June
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The Emerging Artist Award 2016 brings together work from the best emerging Australian artists.

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July 2016

Bronni Krieger, Keepsake, 2016, oil on linen, 92 x 122 cm

Unspoken

5 - 5 July
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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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David Hirst, Orange Tally, 2015, oil on canvas

Mutawintji

5 - 5 July
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This exhibition emerges from time spent observing the ever-changing, dramatic landscapes of the Mutawintji National Park.

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Ella Whateley, Liturgy of the Hours (detail) Acrylic, gouache and pigments on linen. Composite of 8 works, 180cm x 1050cm

The Metaphysics of Space: Painting a Body of Light

19 - 19 July
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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.

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August 2016

Peter Ivor Wilson, 64 into 1, mixed media, 2015

WHAT JUST HAPPENED

2 - 2 August
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What Just Happened - 150 years of shared experiences.

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Narelle Cridland, 2015, Arnhem Land Landscape with Termite Hills

MotherLand

2 - 2 August
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The eucalyptus tree becomes a self-portrait and a barrier as Narelle Cridland explores cultural identity, influences and boundaries.

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

A City Unpolarised

16 - 16 August
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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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Lisa Minogue, Ayah, 2015, digital photographic print

The Coloured Girls

16 - 16 August
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The Coloured Girls presents high-fashion styled portraits accompanied by a response from each participant to the question, what do the words Coloured Girl mean to you?

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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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Andrea Jenkins, Day Off, painting

43 Miles South as the bird flies

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

Dreamscapes

30 - 30 August
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Dreamscapes explores the relationship between light, space, visual perception, and imagination.

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September 2016

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

NEW YORK MYTHIC

13 - 13 September
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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

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

New Paintings

11 - 11 October
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New paintings by Cathy Drummond

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

To whom it may concern

11 - 11 October
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New paintings by Bill Hay

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IRONWOOD

12 October, 2016

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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Frank Ockenfels

Pop Up Exhibition

25 - 25 October
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Renowned Sydney photographic gallery, Black Eye Gallery comes to fortyfivedownstairs for an exciting pop up exhibition.

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November 2016

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

Disfiguration: Sculpture from Italy

8 - 8 November
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 19 November, 2016

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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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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Freestone Press - Valmai Todd, Banksias

Lore Makers

22 - 22 November
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until 3 December, 2016

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

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

Looking for the Leviny Women of Buda

22 - 22 November
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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

Image courtesy Project 11

Crossing: Beyond Baliseering

6 - 6 December
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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

Ailsa Campbell, Australian Seeds, 2012, watercolour and ink on paper

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

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

Between the Lines

7 - 7 February
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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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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

Eliza Cameron, Nocturnus, oil on linen, 35cm x 35cm

Twisted Tales

7 - 7 March
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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, image by Mazz Navaro

Soxhibition

7 - 7 March
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A collaborative exhibition promoting the art of young Melbourne talents through the unique medium of socks.

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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

21 - 21 March
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Mind the Gap is a somewhat dark and politically charged meditation on the gap between Australian cultures.

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April 2017

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

flux & stasis

4 - 4 April
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Travel, transition, instability and small moments of stillness are the themes underpinning this body of mixed media works on paper.

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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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Gavin Brown, Vegetable Seller Sleeping, 2016, oil on canvas, 1220 x 1520 mm

Market Market

18 April, 2017 - 29 April, 2017

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

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109-16, Jillary Lynch, acrylic on fiber glass bust, 470x170mm

Colour (Kele)

18 April, 2017 - 29 April, 2017

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

MacDonnell Ranges, Indian ink and oil on canvas, 168cm x 102cm, 2016

Juxtapositional

2 May, 2017 - 13 May, 2017

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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Alexandra Sassé, Hawthorn towards Richmond (detail), oil on canvas, 85 x 65cm

Contemporary Landscape Paintings

2 May, 2017 - 13 May, 2017

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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Kyneton Jug, 2016, oil on board, 20 x 20cm

Truth in the Shadow

16 May, 2017 - 27 May, 2017

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

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Stoke, 2017, Acrylic/Charcoal/Oil Pastel/ Shellac

Surfaces

16 May, 2017 - 27 May, 2017

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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She animates the Monument – St Elizabeth of Hungary, Widow

But She is the Monument

30 May, 2017 - 10 June, 2017

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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Untitled, 2017, encaustic sculptural painting (detail)

This life of accretion

30 May, 2017 - 10 June, 2017

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

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June 2017

Emerging Artist Award 2017

Emerging Artist Award 2017

13 June, 2017 - 24 June, 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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John Beaton, Here, 2011, photographic print

Wabi/Sabi

27 June, 2017 - 8 July, 2017

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

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July 2017

David Hirst, Blue Faces I, 2017, oil on canvas, 610 x 610mm

Wet Feet

11 July, 2017 - 22 July, 2017

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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Philip Faulks, Charon The Smuggler, 2016, cut paper, 900 x 2700mm

Paper Pusher

11 July, 2017 - 22 July, 2017

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

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Rehgan De Mather, [DIOS] Mother is God, 2017, acrylic, spray enamel and tin heart on canvas, 1400 x 1400mm

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

25 July, 2017 - 5 August, 2017

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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Cate Blanchett Elizabeth the Golden Age, 2015, gouache on paper, 80 x 130mm

Imaging the Filmic Gloriana: The Mask of Elizabeth

25 July, 2017 - 5 August, 2017

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

45at45 Design by Zac Fay

45 at 45

8 August, 2017 - 19 August, 2017

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

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Rhonda Baum, Mind, white conte and ink, 300gsm on cotton rag paper, 300mm x 200mm

Convenire

22 August, 2017 - 2 September, 2017

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

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Rosie Weiss, Mt Martha, 2016, CHinese ink and watercolour on Arches, 160 x 125mm

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

22 August, 2017 - 2 September, 2017

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

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September 2017

Mark Chew

Nili Kotoka

5 September, 2017 - 16 September, 2017

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

Terry Swann, HIGH COUNTRY MT. BUFFALO VIC , watercolour, 530 X 530mm

Journeys Through Landscape

17 October, 2017 - 28 October, 2017

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, Image and Text on paper & Interactive Digital work 100cm x 100cm

The Art of Conversation

31 October, 2017 - 25 November, 2017

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

LIMINAL

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

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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January 2018

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

Duality

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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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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March 2018

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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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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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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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

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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Captured Landscapes

Alison Percy
22 May - 2 June

A series of paintings capturing the Australian landscape, exposed to the elements, in a rapidly changing environment.

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Andrew Scollo, Grid 1 (detail)

MAXIMUM minimal

Andrew Scollo
22 May - 2 June

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 - 16 June

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 - 16 June

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 - 30 June

fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders present the fourth annual Emerging Artist Award 2018.

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July 2018

HICSA Bunyip

TOO-ROO-DUN

Curated by Lisa Waup and Baluk Arts
3 July - 14 July

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 - 28 July

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: Janet Laurence

All We Can’t See: Illustrating the Nauru Files

Melbourne Art Week
31 July - 11 August

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 - 25 August

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 - 25 August

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 - 8 September

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 and Warren Armstrong

Melbourne Listening

Susannah Williams & Warren Armstrong
28 August - 8 September

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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