fortyfivedownstairs is excited to once again be hosting our community-sourced, small works exhibition SMALL! in December of 2019.
In 2018, a diverse range of artists took up the chance to show their work, filling both spaces of the legendary Flinders Lane gallery. 2019 is looking to be just as lively.
SMALL! is an opportunity to see the walls of fortyfivedownstairs covered with an endless variety of styles and media including painting, drawing and sketches, prints, textiles, and small sculptural works. As well, submissions of linocuts, relief prints, sculpture using recycled materials and embroidery show that size is no barrier to experimentation.
All the submitted artworks fit our two simple criteria – they’re no larger than 20 x 20cm and can hang on the wall.
SMALL! is a truly democratic exhibition, accessible for all artists regardless of experience or status. The exhibition will include works from community arts groups, fine arts students and mid-career artists. Artists from the fortyfivedownstairs community have supported us with some wonderful contributions and SMALL! will include works by Janice Gobey, Catherine Pilgrim, Janno McLaughlin and Margaret Gold, among many others.
All the artworks will be priced at $150 no matter the artist or the medium, making SMALL! a chance for audiences to access affordable art. And we want visitors to choose their favourites based solely on what they love, so artist names won’t be listed alongside the pieces.
We can’t wait to show you what can be done in a small space!