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Published March 21st 2012
For art-aholics in Melbourne, fortyfivedownstairs promises to completely satisfy the creative soul. A not-for-profit art space boasting both a theatre and two gallery rooms, this absolutely gorgeous initiative is winning rave reviews for its thought-provoking independent showcases of visual art, theatre and live music.
The Age described fortyfivedownstairs as having "an Alice in Wonderland feel to it; from the gaily painted rabbit-warren corridors, instilling a sense of disorientation, to the cast of colourful characters who pass through its doors, bringing with them artwork and ideas plucked from the realms of imagination that bypasses the everyday."
Curious and curiouser, I hear you say. With such an alluring description, one can't help but be seduced downstairs to discover the magic of the artistic world that lies behind the 19th century brick walls.
This week's theatre highlight is A Little Room and runs until Saturday 24th March. This contemporary performance speaks of "the joys and agony of new found love… and of love lost". Tickets can be ordered online at www.fortyfivedownstairs.com ($32, $22 concession).
Allow yourself to be enchanted - you're in for a real treat.