The PGAV invites you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick and via Zoom.
GALLERY EXPANSION TOUR
For those attending in person, the event will begin at 10am with a tour of the newly expanded Counihan Gallery with Gallery Curator Victor Griss. This is your opportunity to ask questions about everything from climate control upgrades, creating new gallery space with street frontage, relocating offices and loading bays, to caring for the collection during the redevelopment.
The AGM will be held in the Counihan Gallery Meeting Room and via Zoom. At the AGM, PGAV Members will vote to accept:
Following the AGM, members are welcome to catch up over lunch at nearby café Project 281 (281 Albert Street, Brunswick). Members pay for their own lunch. Places are limited to 20 - please reserve a seat when registering to attend the AGM.
For Voting Members (PGAV Members)
Proxy forms forms have been emailed to PGAV Members, however if you did not receive a copy you can request the form via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that you must be a PGAV Member to vote.
Counihan Gallery in Brunswick Expansion & Recent Developments
The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick has achieved some significant milestones recently, celebrating 20 years of operation in 2019. At the end of the same year, a long-anticipated gallery expansion project was completed increasing its exhibition space by 50% and giving the gallery street frontage onto bustling Sydney Road for the first time. After celebrating the launch of the new gallery space in February 2020, the Counihan Gallery was unfortunately forced to close soon after due to the pandemic. In the meantime, Moreland City Council has endorsed the gallery’s new 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, an ambitious document designed to raise the profile of the gallery and its relevance within the contemporary art landscape.
Throughout the course of 2020 the gallery undertook a collections audit and independent valuation, upgraded its digital presence developing capacity for virtual exhibitions and online proposals and with the support of the Working for Victoria program, completed a welcome video for the Gallery with a snapshot of its history, profile, art collection and its place within the local arts community.
Following on from the renovations in 2019, Moreland City Council has further invested into the gallery, with a $300K upgrade to the Gallery’s climate control system, bringing it up to sector standards for collection management, preventative conservation, touring exhibitions and institutional loans. These significant developments set the Counihan Gallery up for the next chapter and decade in its important role as a contemporary arts space for the community.
DATE: TUESDAY 18 MAY 2021
VENUE: Counihan Gallery in Brunswick (233 Sydney Road, Brunswick)
GALLERY EXPANSION TOUR: 10:00am
AGM: 11:00am - 12:00pm
NETWORKING LUNCH: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
RSVP Essential: by 12pm Friday 14 May 2021
REGISTER HERE to attend via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.