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Exhibition Opening Night
14 August 2020

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About the Space


From the 3 November 2020 - 26 November 2020, the Finalist artwork will be on display at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne.

A unique multi-arts venue and cultural incubator, fortyfivedownstairs has an eighteen-year history of supporting the development of independent artists across the visual and performing arts.  Located in Melbourne’s CBD, fortyfivedownstairs has two exhibition spaces, and a flexible theatre and event venue, which operate year round.

Venturing one floor below street level, the gallery exhibits a diverse range of art forms, from painting, to photography, to drawing, to sound art, and more.  The organisation values risk and innovation; nurturing artists; diversity and opportunity; inclusion and openness; excitement and unique experiences.  As an unfunded and not-for-profit organisation fortyfivedownstairs strives to make money for artists – not from them.

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Exhibition Curator

Sarah Cox

Sarah Cox curated the inaugural 2018 King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary ATSI Art Prize. She is a freelance arts writer and wrote her art history Honours thesis on Indigenous art collections: Australian art philanthropy, corporate art patronage and social responsibility.

For all curatorial specific enquiries, Artists may contact Sarah directly;

email to:

Attention: Sarah Cox

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