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Call for Applications: Speak Out | Spoken Word event 

In conjunction with the 2018 Moreland Summer Show exhibition, The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick will present Spoken Word – Peace and the Pursuit of Happiness on Saturday 1 December at 2.30 pm.

We are seeking speakers to participate in this event, which will take place on the speaker’s plinth just outside the gallery on Sydney Road.

If you are a writer, poet, spoken word artist, rapper, singer or rabblerouser and would like to respond to the theme Peace and the Pursuit of Happiness email a biography and indicative draft or summary of your intended piece.

You should time the length of your presentation so that it does not exceed 5 minutes. Speakers of all levels of experience welcome and entry is free.

Applications close on Friday 23 November at 5 pm

Download the application pack:

Call for exhibition 2019 proposals

The call for 2019 proposals is now closed.

How to apply

The call for 2020 proposals will open in April to May 2019 and close in June to July 2019. Check this web page closer to the date or sign up to our mailing list for regular updates of events and call outs.

Applications can be submitted at any time during the proposals period but will only be assessed after the closing date.

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee inclusion in the annual program.

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 are 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 makes recommendations to the Director of Social Development for approval.

Other members of the Moreland Arts Board are also consulted during this process. Please note that appeals will not be considered, as the decision of the Selection Panel is considered final.

If you wish to stay informed of other events and opportunities through Counihan Gallery In Brunswick you can join our mailing list by emailing Counihan Gallery In Brunswick or use our sign up form.


Applications for the 2018 internship are now open.

The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick offers 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.

Successful applicants 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.

For enquiries about 2018 internships please contact curator Victor Griss on 9389 8622 or email Counihan Gallery