Poetry:The Power of Love
Helen Morse and Paul English
Thursday 14 February
We have been trying to tempt Helen Morse and Paul English back to fortyfivedownstairs for some considerable time and Valentine's Day was the perfect moment! Working with ABC radio drama producer Anne McInerney, Helen and Paul will be reading some of their favourites from a wonderful selection of love poetry through the ages - love in all its aspects with works ranging from Shakespeare, Browning and Marvell to modern day Australian verse.
This is a perfect opportunity to celebrate Valentine's Day with brilliant poetry, superb actors and maybe even a dinner date to complement the performances. More information coming soon.
Date: Thursday 14 February
Time: 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Tickets: Full $40, $35 Concession
Bookings available on our website shortly
Large Gallery: Dispelling all Myths
Hal Cheshire, Geordie Cole,Tashi M Edwards, Zach Hart, Wade Johnston, Dean Sacred, Teniele Sadd, Biee SaeTang, Capilli Tupou, AnTony VonRatcorpse, Caleb Walmsley, Mel Williams and William Yoneyama.
5 February - 16 February
A group exhibition by 13 of Australia's most refined tattoo artists. Attitudes towards tattooing have changed dramatically in the past decade but the art of the tattooist is still one of mystery and shrouded in darkness. This group exhibition gives the viewer a window into the fine art practice of these talented artisans and allows the spectator a moment within this enigmatic world.
Small Gallery: Souvenir
5 February - 16 February
Broken, twisted and bent road signs may not have an immediate appeal as items of beauty but Jenny Peterson not only sees them as battered survivors but also as souvenirs; recalling the country roads where they were found (or rescued) and then re-presenting them as intaglio prints on paper.
Some sad news from the recent Tasmanian bushfires:
One of our favourite artists, Gay Hawkes, who has exhibited here a number of times, lives at Dunalley, Tasmania. Thankfully she escaped the appalling bushfires in that area, but her house, studio and her complete archive of art works have been completely destroyed.
Like a majority of Australian artists, she has always lived on a shoestring, while creating art that has enriched so many lives. Arts writer and curator Jenny Long has written about "the magical nature of the everyday" as a constant element in Gay's work. We are hoping to help her re-build her life and invite anyone who is interested in assisting to contact Mary Lou on email@example.com