Exhibit, apply, intern

Call for exhibition proposals

How to apply

The call for 2020 proposals is now open and will close on 28 June 2019, 5 pm.

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.

Application pack

Download an application pack, which includes an exhibition proposal form to be completed.

Submitting your application pack

Post or deliver hardcopy exhibition application packs to: Curator, 2020 Exhibition Proposals, Counihan Gallery In Brunswick, Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056.

Information session

A free information session detailing the Counihan Gallery In Brunswick exhibition application process will be held at the gallery on Tuesday 16 April at 6 pm, followed by a Q&A session. RSVP your attendance. 

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.

Call for Moreland Summer Show applications

Applications Due:  Friday 6 September, 5 pm

The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is pleased to announce the 3rd Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award as part of the annual Moreland Summer Show.

To be awarded annually, the Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award will recognise an outstanding contemporary artwork by an artist who engages with social, political, cultural or environmental subjects. This year’s theme is:


The 2019 prize is a tailored Professional Development package to the value of $3000.

The professional development package is designed by the winning artist to best support their creative practice and supported by the Counihan Gallery and Moreland City Council. It can include attendance to workshops, events, mentorships or anything demonstrably relevant to your creative professional development.

Works can be of any medium but must fit within 150 cm along any axis of the work.

There is no fee to enter or exhibit.

Please note: Works must have been produced within the year of entry.

In addition to the $3000 Professional Development Award we are delighted to announce a People’s Choice Award of $1000 generously sponsored by the Sydney Road Brunswick Association (SRBA).

This year we also introduce the Peer Award to the value of $250 sponsored by local independent bookstore Brunswick Bound.

Application pack

Download an application pack, which includes a Moreland Summer Show proposal form to be completed. The pack also includes eligibility criteria, application process information and key dates. 

Submitting your application pack

Post or deliver hardcopy Moreland Summer Show application packs to: Curator, Moreland Summer Show 2019 Proposals, Counihan Gallery In Brunswick, Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Road, Brunswick VIC 3056.

Alternatively, softcopy exhibition packs may be emailed to Counihan Gallery In Brunswick with the subject line 'Your Name, 2019 Moreland Summer Show Proposals'


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 2019 internships please contact curator Victor Griss on 9389 8622 or email Counihan Gallery.