The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick is the Moreland Council public art gallery and has a focus on presenting contemporary art exhibitions.
The gallery aims to promote and inspire innovation and diversity in the visual arts through its annual program of exhibitions. It also endeavours to encourage discussion and debate about new ideas and issues in contemporary art and culture through the public program of floor talks, forums and workshops.
The gallery opened in 1999 and is named in honour of the Australian artist and activist Noel Counihan.
The Moreland Art Collection aims to reflect the artistic, cultural and social development of the City of Moreland and recognise artists who live, work, exhibit or contribute to the creative culture of Moreland, so enhancing the Moreland community’s awareness, understanding and appreciation of art provide the community with opportunities to engage with artworks in highly accessible public spaces.
Artists represented in the Moreland Art Collection include – Noel Counihan, Angela Cavalieri, Maree Clarke, Graham Drendel, Fiona Foley, Emily Floyd, Kirrily Hammond, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, William Kelly, George Matoulas, Phuong Ngo, Jill Orr, Brian Robinson, Wolfgang Sievers and Christian Thompson.
Further information about the collection visit the Moreland City Council website.
getting to the gallery
Take Upfield Line to Jewell or Brunswick station and walk via Sydney Road (5 -10 min walk)
Take No 19 tram to Stop 21 Brunswick Town Hall, corner Glen Lyon Road and Sydney Road
Route 506 running Moon Ponds to Westgarth stops at corner Glen Lyon Road and Sydney Road.
The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick is located at 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick, inside the Brunswick Town Hall. The building is near the corner of the Sydney Road and Dawson Street intersection. Enter through glass sliding doors on Sydney Road. The Gallery is to the left of the Brunswick Citizens Service Centre.
Accessible toilets and wheelchair access.
Image: Both Side of the Street exhibition at Counihan Gallery, 2015 curated by Kimba Thompson & Eugenia Flynn. Installation view featuring Nadia Faragaab, Vicki Couzens and Maree Clark. Photograph: Janelle Low.