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fortyfivedownstairs fortyfivedownstairs is an independent Melbourne based theatre and gallery located in Flinders Lane i

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fortyfivedownstairs presents part two of The Emerging Series as part of the Emerging Artist Award 2022!Join us this Frid...
01/10/2022

fortyfivedownstairs presents part two of The Emerging Series as part of the Emerging Artist Award 2022!

Join us this Friday 7 October from 6:00 - 7:30pm for Emerging Artists: A Panel Discussion.

Together with Diego Ramirez, Marisa Mu, and Tessa Spooner, this moderated panel is an opportunity for emerging artists to hear from seasoned industry professionals on how to enrich and develop a sustainable and meaningful art practice.

After the discussion there will be an chance to ask questions with our panelists. This event is free to attend by RSVP to [email protected].

For more details about our programming please visit the link in our bio.

We hope to see you there!

The Emerging Artist Award 2022 is proudly supported by the Future Leaders, MAGMA Art Projects (@magma.artprojects), The Cuming Bequest and Wild Fire Wines (@wildfirewines).

#eaa22 #fortyfivedownstairs #fortyfivealive #artprize #artcollectors #theemergingseries #paneldiscussion #emergingartists #emergingcollectors #collector

Spoken Word Circle continues at fortyfivedownstairs!The Spoken Word Circle encourages emerging and established writers o...
30/09/2022

Spoken Word Circle continues at fortyfivedownstairs!

The Spoken Word Circle encourages emerging and established writers of poetry, creative writing, lyricists, playwrights, novelists, biographers, diarists — all with a pen or keyboard and a fire in their belly for words are welcome.

Zoran Vasic (@zoranvasiczoran) will introduce writers who will each share a short reading. Past writers include Dr Julia Prendergast, Dominique Hecq, Beige Brown and others.

After the readings there will be an opportunity for easy dialogue and feedback over a wine or beer at special pricing.

Details:
Tuesday 4 October from 6pm – 7:30pm / FREE entry
$5 wine / $6 beer / $1 tea & soft drink

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We're all about emerging artists this week! This Sunday at 5pm, come along to a reading of the beautiful new play 'Recol...
30/09/2022

We're all about emerging artists this week! This Sunday at 5pm, come along to a reading of the beautiful new play 'Recollection' by Georgia Ketels (directed by Cathy Hunt) and check out our Emerging Artist Award exhibition at the same time - https://bit.ly/3UPybes

fortyfivedownstairs presents The Emerging Series as part of the Emerging Artist Award 2022!Join us this Friday 30 Septem...
27/09/2022

fortyfivedownstairs presents The Emerging Series as part of the Emerging Artist Award 2022!

Join us this Friday 30 September from 6:00 - 7:30pm for Emerging Collectors: A Panel Discussion.

Together with Anouska Phizacklea, Tim Abdallah, and Liv Kenney, this moderated panel is an opportunity for emerging art collectors to discuss what it means to collect
art, and how to begin curating a meaningful art collection.

After the discussion there will be an chance to ask questions with our panelists. This event is free to attend.

For more details about our programming please visit the link in our bio. We hope to see you there!

The Emerging Artist Award 2022 is proudly supported by the Future Leaders, MAGMA Art Projects (@magma.artprojects), The Cuming Bequest and Wild Fire Wines (@wildfirewines).

#eaa22 #fortyfivedownstairs #fortyfivealive #artprize #artcollectors #theemergingseries #paneldiscussion #emergingartists #emergingcollectors #collector

OPEN NOW - Emerging Artist Award 2022 presented by fortyfivedownstairs. The Emerging Artist Award is a multi-disciplinar...
27/09/2022

OPEN NOW - Emerging Artist Award 2022 presented by fortyfivedownstairs.

The Emerging Artist Award is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that features the work of emerging artists that explores our engagement with the natural and built environment, interrogates familial relationships through sensory experiences, and challenges our very sense of identity.

Exhibition runs Tuesday 27 September – Saturday 8 October 2022.

Image: The Emerging Artist Award 2022 (Installation view), 2022.

The Emerging Artist Award 2022 is proudly supported by the Future Leaders, MAGMA Art Projects (@magma.artprojects), The Cuming Bequest and Wild Fire Wines (@wildfirewines).

#eaa22 #fortyfivedownstairs #fortyfivealive #artprize

@alison.amaryllis @beyangistan @amina.briggs @ashton.wastney @genrenonmerci @lennylarkin @emjensencreative @burnished_jewellery @another_fools_history @_sylvia.j_ @baulch_tales @jesscoldrey.art @lalaartgallery @latifaelmrinigonzalez @lucyray_art @madeleine__joy @hello_natsui @tangere_texture @ruthstanton_art @ryanpola @theprintmakingflorist @horn.poppy @the.constellation.prize @livmccartenart @derrickduan_

NEXT WEEK - Emerging Artist Award 2022 presented by fortyfivedownstairs. Exhibition opens next Tuesday 27 September, ope...
24/09/2022

NEXT WEEK - Emerging Artist Award 2022 presented by fortyfivedownstairs.

Exhibition opens next Tuesday 27 September, opening event from 6pm - 8pm.

We hope to see you there!

The Emerging Artist Award 2022 is proudly supported by the Future Leaders, MAGMA Art Projects (@magma.artprojects), The Cuming Bequest and Wild Fire Wines (@wildfirewines).

#eaa22 #fortyfivedownstairs #fortyfivealive #artprize

@alison.amaryllis @beyangistan @amina.briggs @ashton.wastney @genrenonmerci @lennylarkin @emjensencreative @burnished_jewellery @another_fools_history @_sylvia.j_ @baulch_tales @jesscoldrey.art @lalaartgallery @latifaelmrinigonzalez @lucyray_art @madeleine__joy @hello_natsui @tangere_texture @ruthstanton_art @ryanpola @theprintmakingflorist @horn.poppy @the.constellation.prize

REMINDER! #eaa22 opens two weeks from now on Tuesday 27th September. The exhibition opening event will be from 6pm - 8pm...
20/09/2022

REMINDER! #eaa22 opens two weeks from now on Tuesday 27th September.

The exhibition opening event will be from 6pm - 8pm that evening.

We hope to see you there!

The Emerging Artist Award 2022 is proudly supported by the Future Leaders, MAGMA Art Projects (@magma.artprojects), The Cuming Bequest and Wild Fire Wines (@wildfirewines).

#eaa22 #fortyfivedownstairs #fortyfivealive #artprize

@alison.amaryllis @beyangistan @amina.briggs @ashton.wastney @genrenonmerci @lennylarkin @emjensencreative @burnished_jewellery @another_fools_history @_sylvia.j_ @baulch_tales @jesscoldrey.art @lalaartgallery @latifaelmrinigonzalez @lucyray_art @madeleine__joy @hello_natsui @tangere_texture @ruthstanton_art @ryanpola @theprintmakingflorist @horn.poppy @the.constellation.prize Liv McCarten Art

‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire continues this week.Exhibition runs until Saturda...
20/09/2022

‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire continues this week.

Exhibition runs until Saturday 24 September 2022.

Image: Mycalicoes (installation view), fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 2022.

@gyungjuchyon @fortyfivedownstairs
#GyungjuChyon #JohnSadar #RebeccaNel #YurikaMcGuire #mycalicoes #contemporaryart #mycelliumart #mycalicoesexhibition #GyungjuChyonartist #JohnSadarartist #RebeccaNelartist #YurikaMcGuireartist #melbourneexhibition #melbournepainting #australianart #melbourneart #fortyfivedownstairs #flinderslane #flinderslaneart #fortyfivealive #melbournegallery #whatsonmelb #whatsonmelbourne2022

‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire.Mycalicoes presents three experiments with myceli...
16/09/2022

‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire.

Mycalicoes presents three experiments with mycelium, the subterranean portion of mushrooms. Unlike industrially processed materials such as timber, steel and plastics, a living material such as mycelium is unpredictable and hard to control. Mycelium is sensitive to its surrounding temperature, humidity, and light.

Exhibition runs 13 September - 24 September 2022.

Image: Mycalicoes (installation view), fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 2022.

@gyungjuchyon @fortyfivedownstairs
#GyungjuChyon #JohnSadar #RebeccaNel #YurikaMcGuire #mycalicoes #contemporaryart #mycelliumart #mycalicoesexhibition #GyungjuChyonartist #JohnSadarartist #RebeccaNelartist #YurikaMcGuireartist #melbourneexhibition #melbournepainting #australianart #melbourneart #fortyfivedownstairs #flinderslane #flinderslaneart #fortyfivealive #melbournegallery #whatsonmelb #whatsonmelbourne

Actor and producer Mark Diaco ('The Long Red Road' and 'Burn This' at fortyfivedownstairs) has published his first graph...
15/09/2022
Doorman by Mark Diaco

Actor and producer Mark Diaco ('The Long Red Road' and 'Burn This' at fortyfivedownstairs) has published his first graphic novel, 'Doorman'. What an amazing accomplishment. Congratulations Mark!

Doorman is the thrilling graphic novel debut of Australian Actor / Writer / Illustrator Mark Diaco that follows the violent and morally ambiguous life of enigmatic doorman Jack whose tight-knit life and code unravels as he is thrust into the gritty underworld

This Sunday at 5pm, Robbie Melville's smallCHESTRA will perform a range of contemporary folk, jazz and classical music i...
14/09/2022

This Sunday at 5pm, Robbie Melville's smallCHESTRA will perform a range of contemporary folk, jazz and classical music in our gallery, creating a spectacular range of dynamic and timbral possibilities in a relatively small package.

Featuring Melbourne jazz veterans Ronny Ferella (drums), Tamara Murphy (bass), Robbie Melville (guitar), Gideon Brazil (tenor saxophone, alto flute) and Flora Carbo (alto saxophone/bass clarinet), and classical cellist Zoe Knighton.

Bookings - https://bit.ly/3dfrscL

OPEN NOW ‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire.Mycalicoes presents three experiments wi...
13/09/2022

OPEN NOW ‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire.

Mycalicoes presents three experiments with mycelium, the subterranean portion of mushrooms. Unlike industrially processed materials such as timber, steel and plastics, a living material such as mycelium is unpredictable and hard to control. Mycelium is sensitive to its surrounding temperature, humidity, and light.

Exhibition runs 13 September - 24 September 2022.

Image: Mycalicoes (installation view), fortyfivedownstairs gallery, 2022.

@gyungjuchyon @fortyfivedownstairs
#GyungjuChyon #JohnSadar #RebeccaNel #YurikaMcGuire #mycalicoes #contemporaryart #mycelliumart #mycalicoesexhibition #GyungjuChyonartist #JohnSadarartist #RebeccaNelartist #YurikaMcGuireartist #melbourneexhibition #melbournepainting #australianart #melbourneart #fortyfivedownstairs #flinderslane #flinderslaneart #fortyfivealive #melbournegallery #whatsonmelb #whatsonmelbourne

Congratulations to our finalists for the Emerging Artist Award 2022!View their works on exhibition from Tuesday 27 Septe...
13/09/2022

Congratulations to our finalists for the Emerging Artist Award 2022!

View their works on exhibition from Tuesday 27 September - Saturday 8 October 2022.

The Emerging Artist Award 2022 is proudly supported by the Future Leaders, MAGMA Art Projects (@magma.artprojects), The Cuming Bequest and Wild Fire Wines (@wildfirewines).

#eaa22 #fortyfivedownstairs #fortyfivealive #artprize

Legendary actor, author, musician and activist Uncle Jack Charles has passed away. We had the honour of working with Unc...
13/09/2022
Revered Aboriginal actor Uncle Jack Charles dies aged 79

Legendary actor, author, musician and activist Uncle Jack Charles has passed away. We had the honour of working with Uncle Jack on a production of Dan Lee's play 'Bottomless' in 2018. What an immense and beautiful presence he was on stage and in life. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with all those who knew and worked with him.

NOTE: This story uses Uncle Jack Charles' name and image with the permission of his family.

Actor, musician and revered Victorian Aboriginal elder Uncle Jack Charles is mourned as a cheeky, tenacious "father of black theatre", after his death in Melbourne aged 79, following a stroke.

NEXT WEEK ‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire.Exhibition opens Tuesday 13 September 2...
10/09/2022

NEXT WEEK ‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire.

Exhibition opens Tuesday 13 September 2022.

Image by Adam Thomas.

@gyungjuchyon @fortyfivedownstairs
#GyungjuChyon #JohnSadar #RebeccaNel #YurikaMcGuire #mycalicoes #contemporaryart #mycelliumart #mycalicoesexhibition #GyungjuChyonartist #JohnSadarartist #RebeccaNelartist #YurikaMcGuireartist #melbourneexhibition #melbournepainting #australianart #melbourneart #fortyfivedownstairs #flinderslane #flinderslaneart #fortyfivealive #melbournegallery #whatsonmelb #whatsonmelbourne

NEXT WEEK ‘‘Perspective’ by Rory Fink.Exhibition opens Tuesday 13 September 2022.Image: Rory Fink, APPLE RECOMMENSD, Acr...
10/09/2022

NEXT WEEK ‘‘Perspective’ by Rory Fink.

Exhibition opens Tuesday 13 September 2022.

Image: Rory Fink, APPLE RECOMMENSD, Acrylic paint on archival print mounted on aluminum board, 100.0 x 120.0cm.

@roryfinkart @fortyfivedownstairs
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FINAL DAYS ‘Drift’ by Ming Chung.Exhibition closes tomorrow Saturday 10 September.Image: Ming Chung, Drift (Installation...
09/09/2022

FINAL DAYS ‘Drift’ by Ming Chung.

Exhibition closes tomorrow Saturday 10 September.

Image: Ming Chung, Drift (Installation), 2022.

@ming_dc @helium.codes @fortyfivedownstairs
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FINAL DAYS ‘Crawling Through the Dust of Life’ by Richard Besley.Exhibition closes tomorrow Saturday 10 September.Image:...
09/09/2022

FINAL DAYS ‘Crawling Through the Dust of Life’ by Richard Besley.

Exhibition closes tomorrow Saturday 10 September.

Image: Richard Besley, Crawling Through the Dust of Life #10, 2022, mixed media on paper, 56.0 x 76.0cm.

@fortyfivedownstairs
#richardbesley #richardbesleyartist #crawlingthroughthedustoflife #crawlingthroughthedustoflifeexhibition #contemporaryart #contemporarypainting #painting #melbourneexhibition #melbournepainting #australianart #melbourneart #fortyfivedownstairs #flinderslane #flinderslaneart #fortyfivealive #melbournegallery #whatsonmelb #whatsonmelbourne

COMING UP ‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire. Exhibition runs 13- 24 September 2022....
07/09/2022

COMING UP ‘Mycalicoes’ by Gyungju Chyon, John Sadar, Rebecca Nel, Yurika McGuire.

Exhibition runs 13- 24 September 2022.

Image by Adam Thomas.

@gyungjuchyon @fortyfivedownstairs
#GyungjuChyon #JohnSadar #RebeccaNel #YurikaMcGuire #mycalicoes #contemporaryart #mycelliumart #mycalicoesexhibition #GyungjuChyonartist #JohnSadarartist #RebeccaNelartist #YurikaMcGuireartist #melbourneexhibition #melbournepainting #australianart #melbourneart #fortyfivedownstairs #flinderslane #flinderslaneart #fortyfivealive #melbournegallery #whatsonmelb #whatsonmelbourne

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Paintings and monotypes of the n**e showing in “Light” at fortyfivedownstairs until 23rd April 2022
EASTER! Gallery closed Good Friday - OPEN Saturday 11-3pm! Come in! Eat chocolate! See artwork! Celebrating WBW! Loved my time with Queensland Ballet Here’s Yu Hui doing his thing. I was once told what I had drawn was impossible. I am privileged to watch the impossible happen in dance studios all the time! How lucky am I? Artwork: Dancing Puck 2 (2010) Monotype on Velin Arches paper 30 x 21cm (qld ballet’s @yuhuiofficial rehearsing Francois Klaus’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream) fortyfivedownstairs
Saturday’s talk and demonstration at fortyfivedownstairs Many thanks to everyone for coming along! Thank you Kerree Dahl for photos! & such great presentation! 📷
Antonios came into ‘Light’ with his Aunty Jeanette at fortyfivedownstairs when celebrating his 10th birthday. With his brother and sister, Marcus and Hannah, we looked at the artwork and showcases, and talked about creating a charcoal rubback. Antonios has presented me with these two gifts! How lucky am I? The figure is after the painting, ‘Ty’. Antonios asked Marcus to pose for him and drew from life! I had said drawing from models was the best thing you could do as an artist. How great is that? Many thanks to Antonios for my wonderful drawings! (oh, and yummy chocolates and special jam too!)
Saturday’s Artists’ Talk with gorgeous Alice Topps. Loads of fun, lots of stories and explanations. I had a great time! Hope the guests did too! Thanks to everyone for coming along! Huge thanks to Alice for her time, her generosity in every capacity, warmth and openness. Thank you for connecting to my work. Means so much to me. And many thanks to Charlotte for facilitating, asking wonderful questions and keeping us passionate people on track! fortyfivedownstairs
Saturday’s Artists’ Talk with gorgeous Alice Topp at fortyfivedownstairs Loads of fun, lots of stories and explanations. I had a great time! Hope the guests did too! Thanks to everyone for coming along! Huge thanks to Alice for her time, her generosity in every capacity, warmth and openness. Thank you for connecting to my work. Means so much to me. And many thanks to Charlotte for facilitating, asking wonderful questions and keeping us passionate people on track!
Great write-up in this month’s Art Almanac ! Wonderful magazine and amazing team at Art Almanac! Huge thanks! 📷 thanks Tessa Spooner! fortyfivedownstairs
Today! Speaking with gorgeous Alice Topp 3-5pm at fortyfivedownstairs Free event Always fun. Hope you can join us!
Very excited that Alice Topp will be speaking with me at the gallery tomorrow. Alice is a gifted choreographer, award winning, incredibly busy, sought after human being, with a heart of gold, ridiculously talented, stunning and brilliant to listen to and watch! Join us 3-5pm tomorrow, Sat 2nd April fortyfivedownstairs Hope to see you tomorrow! Event details in profile Artwork: Callum 4 (2022) Monotype on Velin Arches paper 29.5 x 40cm (The Australian Ballet’s Callum Linnane rehearsing Alice Topp's Logos)
A painting I created after the very first time I was at The Australian Ballet studios, sitting at the feet of these inspiring dancers. I filled countless sketchbooks with drawings watching the dancers rehearse both contemporary and traditional productions, including Stanton Welch’s 'Madame Butterfly'. This oil painting is inspired by the incredible Ty King-Walll ‘Light' until 23rd April 2022 at fortyfivedownstairs Link to all free events in profile Artwork: Ty (2012) oil on linen 76 x 92cm (The Australian Ballet’s Ty King-Wall, Stanton Welch's Madame Butterfly)
Wahoo!! Pikes Wines ‘Winn’ers just selected! by the beautiful Tessa of fortyfivedownstairs Come in to see us and enter this week’s draw! Winners contacted very soon!
A reflective city walk after leaving the final day of 21AD on Saturday. Thank you to fortyfivedownstairs gallery, to those who purchased my work, to Mike Reed and to all who came along. If you missed it, the exhibition catalogue remains in my bio link. #DenaAshboltStudio #TimeAsMuse #cinematicdrawing #21AD #BlueLake #ContemporaryArt #Kunst #AustralianArt #ArtCollector #Melbourne