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Visit the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

Our contemporary art gallery promotes innovation and diversity in the visual arts through regular exhibitions, talks and workshops. Entry to the gallery is free.


The Counihan Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.

The gallery is closed on public holidays and also is closed from mid-December until early February.

Contact Counihan Gallery

Phone 9389 8622 or email Counihan Gallery In Brunswick.


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 Customer Service Centre.

Getting here

  • Sydney Road tram, route 19, stop number 21 at Dawson Street and Sydney Road intersection.
  • Jewell and Brunswick train stations on Upfield line are 10 minutes walk.
  • Bus routes 504, 506, 508 and 509 have stops on nearby streets off Sydney Road.
  • Upfield bike path is five minutes ride, exit at Dawson Street.


The gallery is accessible by wheelchair and has accessible bathrooms.

  • Jewel train Station has an accessible stop and is 850 metres from the Counihan Gallery.
  • The #19 tram has an accessible stop at Brunswick Road and is 500 metres from the Counihan Gallery.
  • The #506 bus stops on Glenlyon Street near the corner of Sydney Road.

There is one disabled car space out the front of the gallery.

Please note: this carpark is part of clearway tow-away zone from 4-6 pm daily.

The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick aims for inclusion for all members of our community. Please contact us on 9389 8622  or email Counihan Gallery In Brunswick if you have any other specific access or interpreting or requirements for you to fully participate.

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About the gallery

The Counihan Gallery in Brunswick 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 (1913-1986) who is well known for his social and political commentary, activism and vocal support for the downtrodden and for free speech.

The Counihan Gallery acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Moreland. We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.

Current and upcoming exhibitions

Be inspired by the Counihan Gallery's program of visual arts exhibitions. See what you can experience right now and very soon.


Exhibitions at the Counihan Gallery are known for thought-provoking contemporary art by professional artists who create works that engage, challenge and excite visitors. The gallery has for 20 years contributed to Brunswick's reputation for a progressive culture.


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Talks, forums and workshops

Our exciting program of floor talks, curators' talks, information sessions, panels discussions, workshops and performances.

The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick presents a free public program to accompany its exhibitions each year.

These events include floor talks, curators' talks, information sessions, panel discussions, workshops and performances.

For enquiries, email Counihan Gallery In Brunswick or call 9389 8622.