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Call for applications

Moreland Summer Show:

Noel Counihan Commemorative Award

Exhibition Friday 10 November - Saturday 9 December

Opening: Thursday 9 November, 6 - 8 pm

The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is pleased to announce the inaugural Noel Counihan Commemorative Award.

To be awarded annually, the Noel Counihan Commemorative Award will recognise an outstanding contemporary artwork by an artist who engages with social, political, cultural or environmental subjects.

This year’s theme is PEOPLE – POLITICS – PROTEST.

The 2017 prize is a tailored Professional Development package to the value of $3000.

For more details and application guidelines please download an application pack. 

Deadline: 5 pm Friday 1 September

Download an application pack  (DOC 238Kb)   (PDF 184Kb).

Call for exhibition proposals

The call for proposals for the 2018 exhibition program at the Counihan Gallery In Brunswickhave have now closed.

Artists and curators are invited to submit proposals for projects that can be developed and achieved in the next year.

We welcome innovative ideas and critical approaches to art practice.

As a 2018 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival (HRAFF) venue partner, the Gallery welcomes proposals with strong links to Human Rights and surrounding debates and issues that might be considered as a festival exhibition in the month of May, 2018. Find more information about the festival

Please download an application pack as a PDF (PDF 584Kb) or Word doc (DOC 458Kb).

2018 Applications closed 26 June 2017.

Selection Criteria 

Priority is given to:

  • Proposals that promote innovation, diversity and quality in visual arts practice
  • Proposals that demonstrate a high level of conceptual awareness
  • Proposals that present a coherent body of work
  • Work that is presented in a professional manner and exhibits a high level of competency
  • Proposals that include images of artworks of a high standard

Selection Panel

Exhibition proposals will be assessed by a panel comprising the Gallery Curator, Gallery Assistant, the Unit Manager of Arts and Culture and a representative of the Moreland Arts Board.  This group will make recommendations to the Director of Social Development for approval. Other members of the Moreland Arts Board will also be consulted during this process. 

Please note that appeals will not be considered, as the decision of the Selection Panel is considered final.

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Applications for 2017 Internships are currently open. 

The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is offering an internship opportunity to satisfy course requirements for one person currently enrolled in a graduate or post graduate degree in Curatorship, Arts Management, Museum Studies or equivalent, with a demonstrated commitment to the visual arts sector.

The successful applicant will be offered an internship with a minimum duration of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days. Frequency of daily or hourly contact times are negotiable upon appointment.

Enquiries contact curator Victor Griss on 03 9389 8622 or email Counihan Gallery